CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced three new deaths related to COVID-19 bringing the total to 114. Seventy-eight percent of the deaths have been related to long-term care facilities.
They were a woman in Hillsborough County, a man in Rockingham County, and a man in Strafford County, all 60 years of age and older.
The state also announced 104 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,843 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 is one individual under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 59% being female and 41% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (30), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (24), Merrimack (7), Strafford (3), Belknap (1), Carroll (1), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (28) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for two new case.
One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 308 (11%) of 2,843 cases. Nine 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. Most of 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.
DHHS has issued the COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report for the week of May 4, available at: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/covid-weekly-report-05042020.pdf
Current Situation in New Hampshire
New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
|Hillsborough – Other||421|
|Hillsborough – Manchester||630|
|Hillsborough – Nashua||257|
(data updated May 7, 2020, 9:00 AM)
|NH Persons with COVID-191||2,843|
|Deaths Attributed to COVID-19||114 (4%)|
|Total Current COVID-19 Cases||1,564|
|Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19||308 (11%)|
|Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories3||27,829|
|Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL||11,797|
|Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4||532|
|Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)||3,050|
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.
Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS
|Testing Laboratory||4/30||5/1||5/2||5/3||5/4||5/5||5/6||Daily Average|
|NH Public Health Laboratories||401||319||281||276||105||279||419||297|
|Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center||125||127||43||123||25||22||143||87|
|Other NH Hospital Laboratory||166||129||126||56||132||122||n/a**||104|
* Includes out-of-state public health laboratories, out-of-state hospital laboratories, and other commercial laboratories not
already listed in the table.
** Not available at the time of this report.