Sept 18 Update

Increased testing at NH colleges has led to daily uptick in cases, but it isn’t ‘surge,’ officials say

https://www.wmur.com/article/new-hampshire-coronavirus-update-september-17-2020/34055415

UNH COVID-19 cluster linked to student apartment complex

https://www.wmur.com/article/unh-covid-19-cluster-linked-to-student-apartment-complex/34063521

Area experiencing severe drought in NH jumps from 28% to 72% of state

https://www.wmur.com/article/new-hampshire-drought-update-september-17-2020/34054866

4 from NH among those connected to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to test positive for COVID-19

https://www.wmur.com/article/portsmouth-naval-shipyard-coronavirus-outbreak/34060705

Second UNH cluster not tied to any one event, health official says

https://www.unionleader.com/news/health/coronavirus/second-unh-cluster-not-tied-to-any-one-event-health-official-says/article_fe48e935-459f-5b23-bad2-708e5832eabe.html?block_id=664693

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

(data updated as of September 17, 2020, 9:00 AM)

Number of Persons with COVID-19 1 7,814
Recovered 7,104 (91%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 438 (6%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 272
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 725 (9%)
Current Hospitalizations 7
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2 235,510
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2 30,576
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 44,674
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3 873
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,000

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 Cases Dashboard  |  Cumulative Cases Map pdf file

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – September 17, 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 Thursday, September 17, 2020, DHHS announced 35 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 7,814 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 three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with
60% being female and 40% being male.

The new cases reside in Rockingham (9), Strafford (6), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Belknap (2), Grafton (1), Merrimack (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 725 (9%) of 7,814 cases. Ten 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his fifth term. Rep. Smith currently represents Acworth, Charlestown, Goshen, Langdon, Lempster, and Washington. Rep. Smith is the Chairman of the Sullivan County Delegation.
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