The state Department of Health and Human Services continues to lead its daily COVID-19 press releases with the number of total new cases even though Gov. Chris Sununu recently chided reporters for reporting the statistic saying it is vastly underreported because of home testing.
On Tuesday DHHS’s press release reported 522 new cases, 5 deaths dating back to August, and 26 hospitalizations.
DHHS is reporting different numbers for COVID-19 hospitalizations than the New Hampshire Hospital Association website.
On Tuesday the DHHS reported 26 COVID-19 hospitalizations. The NHHA website reported 97 total confirmed cases in the state’s 30 hospitals.
NHHA also reported 12 suspected cases, 39 patients recovering from COVID-19, which includes hospitalized patients no longer included in confirmed COVID-19 statistics, and 21 treated specifically with medicine for COVID-19.
DHHS recently switched to counting just those hospitalized patients who are actively being treated for COVID-19 with medications.
NH DHHS NEWS RELEASE MAY 3
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.
On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, DHHS announced 512 new positive test results for COVID-19 for Monday, May 2. Today’s results include 222 people who tested positive by PCR test and 290 who tested positive by antigen test. DHHS also announced an additional 1 new case from Friday, April 29 (0 by PCR and 1 by antigen test) for a new total of 412; and an additional 9 new cases from Sunday, May 1 (1 by PCR and 8 by antigen test) for a new total of 279. Test results for previous days are still being processed and updated case counts for prior days will be reflected on the COVID-19 interactive dashboard. There are now 3,128 current COVID-19 cases 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 seventy-two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 55% being female and 45% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (101), Grafton (96), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (75), Merrimack (46), Strafford (30), Cheshire (16), Belknap (10), Carroll (10), Sullivan (7), and Coos (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (63) and Nashua (33). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-three new cases.
DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.
· 1 female resident of Strafford County, 60 years of age and older
There are currently 26 hospitalized patients being treated for COVID-19. In New Hampshire, since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 311,625 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.
Current Situation in New Hampshire
New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(updated May 3, 2022, 9:00 AM)
|NH Persons with COVID-19||311,625|
|Deaths Attributed to COVID-19||2,486 (1%)|
|Total Current COVID-19 Cases||3,128|
|Current Hospitalizations Treated for COVID-19||26|
Deaths Pending Investigation Confirmed as COVID-19 Related
The following deaths occurred more than two weeks ago and were recently confirmed as related to COVID-19
|Week of||Sex||County||Age Group|
|Week of April 27th, 2020||Male||Rockingham||80+|
|Week of December 7th 2020||Female||Grafton||80+|
|Week of December 14th 2020||Male||Hillsborough||70-79|
|Week of August 23rd 2021||Female||Belknap||70-79|
The most up-to-date laboratory testing data, positivity rates and vaccination data are available on the COVID-19 dashboards at https://www.covid19.nh.gov/dashboard/overview. For additional hospitalization data, please visit the New Hampshire Hospital Association’s COVID-19 information page at https://nhha.org/index.php/whats-new/1545-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-outbreak.
For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.covid19.nh.gov/.