Dec 14 Update – Vaccine

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

(data updated as of December 13, 2020 – 9:00 AM)

Number of Persons with COVID-19 130,956
Recovered23,793 (77%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19603 (2%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases6,560
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19861 (3%)
Current Hospitalizations251
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2464,479
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests233,957
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHLN/A
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL32,223

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.

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – December 13, 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 Sunday, December 13, 2020, DHHS announced 722 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 5.9%. Today’s results include 490 people who tested positive by PCR test and 232 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,560 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

  • 12/8: 23 new cases today, for an updated total of 972 cases
  • 12/9: 170 new cases today, for an updated total of 688 cases
  • 12/10: 42 new cases today, for an updated total of 818 cases
  • 12/11: 92 new cases today, for an updated total of 477 cases
  • 12/12: 395 new cases

Test results for previous days are still being processed and the total number of new positives for those days are not yet complete. Updated case counts for prior days will be reflected on the COVID-19 interactive dashboard.

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 ninety-five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 48% being female and 52% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (188), Merrimack (142), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (112), Strafford (54), Belknap (30), Cheshire (24), Grafton (18), Carrol (17), Coos (11), and Sullivan (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (67) and Nashua (38). The county of residence is being determined for nineteen new cases.

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 are either associated with an outbreak setting or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

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

  • 1 female resident of Coos County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 male resident of Grafton County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 male resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

There are currently 251 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 30,956 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 861 (3%) of those having been hospitalized.

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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