44 New Cases of COVID-19 Brings Total to 1,491 and 546 Have Recovered

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services reported 44 new positive test results for COVID-19 on Tuesday. There have now been 1,491 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire.

No new deaths were announced on Tuesday. A total of 42 people have died from COVID-19.

Several cases are still under investigation. Any additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 55% being female and 45% being male. The new cases reside in Merrimack (5), Rockingham (4), and Belknap (2), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (2), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (14) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for twelve new cases.

Five new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 206 (14%) of 1,491 cases. Three of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur throughout the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. The remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

Hillsborough – Other200
Hillsborough – Manchester287
Hillsborough – Nashua139
County TBD14
Grand Total1491

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 21, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1911,491
Recovered546 (37%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-1942 (3%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases903
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19206 (14%)
Current Hospitalizations294
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories313,550
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL6,874
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4225
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)2,450

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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

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