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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 4, 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 Monday, May 4, 2020, DHHS announced 72 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,588 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 four individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 48% being female and 52% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (17), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (13), Merrimack (5), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), Carroll (1) and counties, and in the cities of Manchester (22) and Nashua (10). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 286 (11%) of 2,588 cases. Six 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 with cases. 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

40

Carroll

33

Cheshire

40

Coos

2

Grafton

53

Hillsborough - Other

365

Hillsborough - Manchester

553

Hillsborough - Nashua

239

Merrimack

200

Rockingham

878

Strafford

158

Sullivan

12

County TBD

15

Grand Total

2588

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 4, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

2,588

Recovered

1,019 (39%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

86 (3%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,483

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

286 (11%)

Current Hospitalizations2

111

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories3

24,282

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

10,519

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4

79

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,925

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

4/27

4/28

4/29

4/30

5/1

5/2

5/3

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

449

279

304

401

319

281

276

330

LabCorp

114

29

285

516

803

417

270

348

Quest Diagnostics

113

97

182

216

231

214

211

181

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

17

48

90

125

127

43

123

82

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

78

135

157

166

129

126

n/a**

113

Other Laboratory*

51

19

40

27

42

13

26

31

Total

822

607

1058

1451

1651

1094

906

1084

* 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.