Deaths and Positive COVID-19 Cases Continue to Climb

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced five new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, bringing the total to 204.

They include one man and two women from Hillsborough County, a man from Rockingham County and a man from Merrimack County, all over age 60.

The state also announced 81 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,014 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 are five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 65% being female and 35% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (19), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (17), Merrimack (8), Strafford (5), Grafton (2), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (21) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for four new cases.

Fifteen new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 408 (10%) of 4,014 cases. Seven 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.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 22, 2020, 9:00 AM)

Hillsborough – Other661
Hillsborough – Manchester975
Hillsborough – Nashua368
County TBD17
Grand Total4014
NH Persons with COVID-1914,014
Recovered2,082 (52%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19204 (5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases1,728
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19408 (10%)
Current Hospitalizations88
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)257,798
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests28,578
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL19,903
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL31,587
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)4,050

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests
Testing Laboratory5/155/165/175/185/195/205/21Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories551700970328425470738597
Quest Diagnostics3048165015747358451086694
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center1852681495631194154148
Other NH Hospital Laboratory134154122198239227n/a**179
Other Laboratory*2227191641203426
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory5/155/165/175/185/195/205/21Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics428712556166628535640524
Other Laboratory*1820116311911

* 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.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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