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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 18, 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 Saturday, April 18, 2020, DHHS announced 56 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,342 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Any additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those cases with complete information, there are two males under the age of 18 and the rest are adults, with 50% being female and 50% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (16), Strafford (8), Merrimack (3), Cheshire (1), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (21) and Nashua (5).

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 192 (14%) of 1,342 cases. Nine 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 one additional death related to COVID-19, a female resident of Hillsborough County 60 years of age or older. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

County

Cases

Belknap

25

Carroll

30

Cheshire

28

Coos

2

Grafton

45

Hillsborough - Other

188

Hillsborough - Manchester

241

Hillsborough - Nashua

123

Merrimack

92

Rockingham

466

Strafford

92

Sullivan

10

Grand Total

1342

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 18, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

1,342

Recovered

513 (38)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

38 (3%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

791

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

192 (14%)

Current Hospitalizations2

85

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories3

12,082

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

6,209

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4

316

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.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes 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.