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NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 – March 12, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 12, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

What’s New

· DHHS Announces Sixth Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19

DHHS announces a sixth presumptive positive test result for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The patient is an adult from Rockingham County, who had recently traveled to Europe. The individual has remained at home since returning from travel and all of the person’s close contacts are in self-isolation.

· Residents Can Contact NH 2-1-1 for information and resources on COVID-19.

New Hampshire residents who have concerns about COVID-19 can call 2-1-1. Information and referral specialists are on hand to direct people to the appropriate resources. NH 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Outside of New Hampshire, call 1-866-444-4211.

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(updated March 12, 2020, 9:00 AM)

Number of Persons Confirmed 1


Number of Persons Presumptive Positive, awaiting CDC confirmation 2


Number of Persons with Test Pending in PHL 3


Number of Persons Tested (closed, tested negative)


Total Number of Persons Provided Specimens


Number of Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)


1Includes specimens confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes specimens tested at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL) and other laboratories.
3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL).

DHHS continues to test for COVID-19 in the NH Public Health Laboratories. DHHS is updating its website Monday through Friday to include a current summary of testing actions.

Previous Updates

· DHHS Announces Fifth Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19

· DHHS and DOE Address School Concerns Surrounding Educational Trips

· First round of self-monitoring and self-quarantine process has been completed

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at