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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 8, 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 Wednesday, April 8, 2020, DHHS announced 41 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 788 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several of the new cases are still under investigation. Of those with complete information, there is 1 female under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 46% being female and 51% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (13), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (7), Merrimack (4), Carroll (4), Grafton (2), Strafford (2), and Cheshire (1), counties, and in the cities of Manchester (6) and Nashua (2). Ten new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported; thus far, 118 (15%) of the 788 positive cases have been hospitalized. Seventeen 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 five additional deaths related to COVID-19. These were two males and two females all 60 years of age or older from Hillsborough County and one male who was 60 years of age or older from Merrimack County. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

County

Cases

Belknap

21

Carroll

23

Cheshire

14

Coos

1

Grafton

43

Hillsborough - Other

100

Hillsborough - Manchester

129

Hillsborough - Nashua

74

Merrimack

60

Rockingham

268

Strafford

48

Sullivan

6

County TBD

1

Grand Total

788

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 8, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

788

Recovered

227 (29%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

18 (2%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

542

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

118 (15%)

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2

8,763

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

4,476

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

143

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,300

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.