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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 1, 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, May 1, 2020, DHHS announced 164 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,310 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 66% being female and 34% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (87), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (9), Merrimack (8), Strafford (4), Belknap (3), Carroll (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (26) and Nashua (13). The county of residence is being determined for twelve new cases.

Eight new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 270 (12%) of 2,310 cases. Four 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 9 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

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

· Three female residents of Hillsborough County, who were 60 years of age or older

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

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

· One adult male resident of Rockingham County, who younger than 60 years of age

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

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

Current Situation in New Hampshire

County

Cases

Belknap

37

Carroll

32

Cheshire

40

Coos

2

Grafton

51

Hillsborough - Other

325

Hillsborough - Manchester

481

Hillsborough - Nashua

206

Merrimack

185

Rockingham

779

Strafford

145

Sullivan

12

County TBD

15

Grand Total

2310

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 1, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

2,310

Recovered

980 (42%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

81 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,249

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

270 (12%)

Current Hospitalizations2

103

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories3

22,039

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

9,697

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4

159

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,750

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

4/24

4/25

4/26

4/27

4/28

4/29

4/30

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

229

381

388

449

279

304

386

345

LabCorp

341

415

297

114

29

285

516

285

Quest Diagnostics

74

147

187

113

97

182

216

145

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

93

95

36

17

48

90

125

72

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

39

5

36

78

135

118

n/a**

69

Other Laboratory*

50

31

38

51

19

40

24

36

Total

826

1074

982

822

607

1019

1267

946

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

already listed in the table.

** Not available at the time of this report.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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