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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – August 1, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Saturday, August 1, 2020, DHHS announced 35 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,613 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there are four individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 57% being female and 43% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (7), Cheshire (5), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), Strafford (3), Carroll (2), Merrimack (2), Belknap (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (6) and Nashua (5).

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 695 (11%) of 6,613 cases. Two of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Most of the remaining cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

  • 1 female resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated August 1, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

6,613

Recovered

5,794 (88%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

416 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

403

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

695 (11%)

Current Hospitalizations

22

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

160,962

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

27,088

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

36,754

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

663

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,025

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

Number of Tests Conducted by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests

Testing Laboratory

7/25

7/26

7/27

7/28

7/29

7/30

7/31

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

267

451

53

279

532

501

666

393

LabCorp

762

534

628

138

689

205

49

429

Quest Diagnostics

205

716

540

1,158

678

898

949

735

Mako Medical

591

395

1,383

646

391

61

57

503

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

137

127

42

224

258

175

5

138

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

77

106

146

133

118

77

53

101

Other Laboratory*

36

28

50

7

49

37

3

30

Total

2,075

2,357

2,842

2,585

2,715

1,954

1,782

2,330

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

7/25

7/26

7/27

7/28

7/29

7/30

7/31

Daily Average

LabCorp

12

10

6

9

15

22

0

11

Quest Diagnostics

112

27

39

126

121

89

109

89

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

21

1

16

20

13

16

2

13

Other Laboratory*

12

0

6

2

11

16

0

7

Total

157

38

67

157

160

143

111

119

* Includes out-of-state public health laboratories, out-of-state hospital laboratories, and other commercial laboratories not listed in the above table.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.nh.gov/covid19.