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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – October 12, 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 Monday, October 12, 2020, DHHS announced 65 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.2%. Today’s results include 45 people who tested positive by PCR test and 20 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 738 current COVID-19 cases 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 ten individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 47% being female and 53% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (22), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Belknap (6), Grafton (3), Strafford (3), Cheshire (2), Merrimack (2), and Coos (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (12) and Manchester (1). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

No new hospitalized cases were identified. There are currently 17 individuals hospitalized with COVID-

19. One 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 had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 9,208 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 752 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

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

(data updated as of October 12, 2020 – 9:00 AM)

Number of Persons with COVID-19 19,208
Recovered8,014 (87%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19456 (5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases738
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19752 (8%)
Current Hospitalizations17
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2295,921
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests231,543
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL48,888
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3874
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)3,500

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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.

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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