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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – March 29, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 29, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Sunday, March 29, 2020, DHHS announced 44 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 258 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire.

The new cases are 25 adult females and 19 adult males. The new cases reside in Rockingham (14), Strafford (5), Merrimack (4), Carroll (2), Grafton (2), Hillsborough other than Manchester and Nashua (1), Cheshire (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and the cities of Nashua (7) and Manchester (7). Twenty-one of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all of counties with cases. 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. Five of the new cases were hospitalized for their illness; thus far, 39 patients of the 258 positive cases (15%) have been hospitalized.

DHHS has also announced the third death related to COVID-19. The deceased was a female resident of Rockingham County who was over 60 years old with underlying health issues. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased.

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated March 29, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

258

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

3 (1%)

Hospitalizations

39 (15%)

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2

4,994

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

3,103

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

144

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

1050


1Includes specimens presumptive-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.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.nh.gov/covid19.