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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 26, 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 Sunday, April 26, 2020, DHHS announced 77 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,864 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 four individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults, with 68% being female and 32% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (24), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (21), Strafford (4), Merrimack (3), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and the cities of Manchester (14) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 242 (13%) of 1,864 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.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

County

Cases

Belknap

31

Carroll

30

Cheshire

36

Coos

2

Grafton

48

Hillsborough - Other

266

Hillsborough - Manchester

392

Hillsborough - Nashua

166

Merrimack

126

Rockingham

619

Strafford

132

Sullivan

11

County TBD

5

Grand Total

1864

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 26, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

1,864

Recovered

779 (42%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

60 (3%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,025

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

242 (13%)

Current Hospitalizations2

101

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories3

17,860

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

8,360

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4

270

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,225

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.