CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced the COVID-19-related death of a woman from Hillsborough County who was older than 60 on Thursday bringing the total deaths to 151.
The state also released the weekly summary for May 11 three days late that showed that up to that day 126 of the 133 people who had died from COVID-19 were older than 60 and 7 were younger than 50. The weekly summary said 76 percent of the deaths were associated with long-term care settings. The May 11 report included a breakdown of total deaths among healthcare workers (2) and those associated with long-term care settings (101).
On Thursday, the state also announced 84 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,382 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The state said 1,247 people or 37% have recovered.
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 57% being female and 43% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (19), Strafford (14), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (9), Merrimack (5), Belknap (2), Carroll (2), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (20) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for eight new cases.
Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 330 (10%) of 3,382 cases. Six of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in 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.
The state said that today’s update includes data on antibody tests as well as active COVID-19 tests (PCR tests). Also included is a chart of antibody tests that have been conducted each day. Tomorrow’s update will include separate data sets for antibody tests and PCR tests.
DHHS has issued the COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report for the week of May 11, available at: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/covid-weekly-report-05112020.pdf.
Current Situation in New Hampshire
New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 14, 2020, 9:00 AM)
|Hillsborough – Other||542|
|Hillsborough – Manchester||770|
|Hillsborough – Nashua||312|
|NH Persons with COVID-191||3,382|
|Deaths Attributed to COVID-19||151 (4%)|
|Total Current COVID-19 Cases||1,984|
|Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19||330 (10%)|
|Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories3||39,148|
|Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL||14,257|
|Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4||543|
|Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)||3,425|
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||5/7||5/8||5/9||5/10||5/11||5/12||5/13||Daily Average|
|NH Public Health Laboratories||471||253||415||263||245||308||443||343|
|Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center||144||142||131||208||31||98||97||122|
|Other NH Hospital Laboratory||74||109||64||86||49||181||n/a**||94|
Note: Includes antibody and PCR tests.
* 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.
For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.nh.gov/covid19.