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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 9, 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 Thursday, April 9, 2020, DHHS announced 31 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 819 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 58% being female and 42% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (9), Rockingham (7), Carroll (4), and Merrimack (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (4) and Nashua (4). Nine new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported; thus far, 127 (16%) of the 819 positive cases have been hospitalized. Eleven 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 three additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

· A male resident of Cheshire County, 60 years of age or older

· A male resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age or older

· A male resident of Merrimack County, 60 years of age or older

Current Situation in New Hampshire

County

Cases

Belknap

21

Carroll

27

Cheshire

14

Coos

1

Grafton

43

Hillsborough - Other

109

Hillsborough - Manchester

133

Hillsborough - Nashua

76

Merrimack

63

Rockingham

277

Strafford

49

Sullivan

6

Grand Total

819

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

819

Recovered

234 (29%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

21 (3%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

564

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

127 (16%)

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2

9,139

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

4,669

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

155

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,325

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.