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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 24, 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 Friday, April 24, 2020, DHHS announced 53 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,720 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, all are adults with 52% being female and 48% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (15), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (9), Strafford (3), Merrimack (2), Belknap (2), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (15) and Nashua (5).

Six new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 224 (13%) of 1,720 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 two additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

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

· One male resident of Rockingham County, who was 60 years of age or older

Current Situation in New Hampshire

County

Cases

Belknap

30

Carroll

30

Cheshire

35

Coos

2

Grafton

47

Hillsborough - Other

234

Hillsborough - Manchester

365

Hillsborough - Nashua

154

Merrimack

115

Rockingham

568

Strafford

126

Sullivan

11

County TBD

3

Grand Total

1720

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 24, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

1,720

Recovered

578 (34%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

53 (3%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,089

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

224 (13%)

Current Hospitalizations2

89

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories3

16,007

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

7,854

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4

398

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,250

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.