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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 22, 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 22, 2020, DHHS announced 99 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,588 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there are 23 individuals under the age of 18, and the rest are adults with 59% being female and 41% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (27), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Strafford (6), Merrimack (4), and Cheshire (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (38) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for 6 new cases.

Seven new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 213 (13%) of 1,588 cases. Five 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 six additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

· Two male residents of Rockingham County, both 60 years of age or older

· Three male residents of Hillsborough County, all 60 years of age or older

· One female resident of Strafford County who was 60 years of age or older

DHHS has also issued the COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report, which includes additional epidemiological and demographic data. The COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report for the week of April 20 is available at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/covid-weekly-report-04202020.pdf.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

County

Cases

Belknap

28

Carroll

30

Cheshire

33

Coos

2

Grafton

45

Hillsborough - Other

210

Hillsborough - Manchester

326

Hillsborough - Nashua

145

Merrimack

105

Rockingham

519

Strafford

118

Sullivan

10

County TBD

17

Grand Total

1588

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 22, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

1,588

Recovered

550 (35%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

48 (3%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

990

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

213 (13%)

Current Hospitalizations2

91

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories3

14,424

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

7,192

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4

265

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,550

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.