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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – March 19, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 19, 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

• New Positive Cases of COVID-19 in New Hampshire

On Thursday, March 19, 2020, DHHS announced five new positive test results for COVID-19. The new cases are all in adults, including three males and two females. Persons reside in Grafton (2), Rockingham (1), Belknap (1), and Merrimack (1) counties. All of the individuals either have traveled to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. DHHS is conducting contact investigations for each patient. All patients have mild symptoms, are isolating at home and household contacts are quarantining. There are now 44 cases of COVID-19 in New Hampshire.

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

NH Persons with COVID-19 1

44

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 2

631

Total Persons Tested at NH PHL 3

1420

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

575


1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL). Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

3Includes specimens sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm.