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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 29, 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 29, 2020, DHHS announced 50 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,054 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults, with 51% being female and 49% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (21), Rockingham (7), Strafford (3), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (11) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for 2 new cases.

Ten new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 259 (13%) of 2,054 cases. Eight 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. 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 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

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

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

· Two female residents of Rockingham County, who were both 60 years of age older

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

DHHS has 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 27 is available at: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/covid-weekly-report-04272020.pdf

Current Situation in New Hampshire

County

Cases

Belknap

33

Carroll

31

Cheshire

40

Coos

2

Grafton

48

Hillsborough - Other

299

Hillsborough - Manchester

446

Hillsborough - Nashua

186

Merrimack

145

Rockingham

670

Strafford

139

Sullivan

11

County TBD

4

Grand Total

2054

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 29, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

2,054

Recovered

980 (48%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

66 (3%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,008

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

259 (13%)

Current Hospitalizations2

107

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories3

19,867

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

9,127

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4

272

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.

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Testing Laboratory

4/21

4/22

4/23

4/24

4/25

4/26

4/27

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

253

176

341

229

381

388

449

317

LabCorp

441

370

307

341

415

297

114

326

Quest Diagnostics

8

245

174

74

147

187

113

135

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

67

81

100

93

95

36

17

70

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

33

33

40

39

5

36

78

38

Other Laboratory*

39

68

23

50

31

38

51

43

Total

841

973

985

826

1074

946

882

924

* Includes out-of-state public health laboratories, out-of-state hospital laboratories, and other commercial laboratories not

already listed in the table.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.nh.gov/covid19.