Sept. 17 Update

33 new cases, 1 new hospitalization from COVID-19 in NH

State’s unemployment rate down a bit more for August

Second cluster of COVID-19 cases announced at the University of New Hampshire, 20 cases reported

AG’s Office investigates several possible violations of COVID-19 orders

Second COVID-19 cluster identified at UNH in Durham

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

(data updated as of September 16, 2020, 9:00 AM)

Number of Persons with COVID-19 1 7,780
Recovered 7,083 (91%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 438 (6%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 259
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 723 (9%)
Current Hospitalizations 8
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2 233,731
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2 30,515
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 44,486
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3 485
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 1,925

1 Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2 Includes 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.
3 Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 135
  • Carroll 118
  • Cheshire 142
  • Coos 21
  • Grafton 130
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,378
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 2004
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 852
  • Merrimack 541
  • Rockingham 1940
  • Strafford 470
  • Sullivan 49

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – September 16th, 2020

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, DHHS announced 33 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 7,780 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 24% being female and 76% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (9), Strafford (6), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Carroll (1), Grafton (1), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (6) and Manchester (5).

About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his 7th term. Rep. Smith currently represents Charlestown, Newport, and Unity. Rep. Smith is the Deputy Speaker of the NH House.
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