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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 21, 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 21, 2020, DHHS announced 44 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,491 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 with complete information, all are adults with 55% being female and 45% being male. The new cases reside in Merrimack (5), Rockingham (4), and Belknap (2), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (2), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (14) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for twelve new cases.

Five new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 206 (14%) of 1,491 cases. Three of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur throughout the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. 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

28

Carroll

30

Cheshire

30

Coos

2

Grafton

45

Hillsborough - Other

200

Hillsborough - Manchester

287

Hillsborough - Nashua

139

Merrimack

101

Rockingham

493

Strafford

112

Sullivan

10

County TBD

14

Grand Total

1491

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 21, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

1,491

Recovered

546 (37%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

42 (3%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

903

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

206 (14%)

Current Hospitalizations2

94

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories3

13,550

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

6,874

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4

225

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,450

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.