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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 5, 2020

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

On Sunday, April 5, 2020, DHHS announced 48 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 669 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several of the new cases are still under investigation. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 40% being female and 60% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (16), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (7), Merrimack (5), Strafford (1), Carroll (2), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (6) and Manchester (4). The county of residence is being determined for six new cases. Six new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported; thus far, 92 (14%) of the 669 positive cases have been hospitalized. Sixteen of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all 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.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

County

Cases

Belknap

17

Carroll

19

Cheshire

11

Coos

1

Grafton

41

Hillsborough - Other

82

Hillsborough - Manchester

101

Hillsborough - Nashua

66

Merrimack

45

Rockingham

230

Strafford

44

Sullivan

6

County TBD

6

Grand Total

669

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 5, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

669

Recovered

147 (22%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

9 (1%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

513

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

92 (14%)

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2

7,701

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

4,096

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

101

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,100

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.