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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 7, 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 Tuesday, April 7, 2020, DHHS announced 32 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 747 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 53% being female and 47% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (8), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (4), and Belknap (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (3). The county of residence is being determined for one new case. Three new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported; thus far, 108 (14%) of the 747 positive cases have been hospitalized. 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 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.

DHHS has also announced four additional deaths related to COVID-19. These were three males and one female, all 60 years of age or older. Two were residents of Hillsborough County, one was a resident of Cheshire County, and one was a resident of Rockingham County. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

County

Cases

Belknap

21

Carroll

19

Cheshire

13

Coos

1

Grafton

41

Hillsborough - Other

93

Hillsborough - Manchester

123

Hillsborough - Nashua

72

Merrimack

56

Rockingham

255

Strafford

46

Sullivan

6

County TBD

1

Grand Total

747

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 7, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

747

Recovered

211 (28%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

13 (2%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

523

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

108 (14%)

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2

8,389

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

4,312

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

89

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,200

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.