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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 5, 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 Tuesday, May 5, 2020, DHHS announced 50 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,636 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The number of tests reported today is lower due to specimens collected during Saturday or Sunday, when healthcare providers typically see fewer patients. 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 56% being female and 44% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (11), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (5), Strafford (5) Carroll (1), Cheshire (1), Grafton (1) and counties, and in the cities of Manchester (16) and Nashua (3). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

Nine new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 295 (11%) of 2,636 cases. Three 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. 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 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
  • One male resident of Hillsborough County, who was 60 years of age or less
  • Two female residents of Rockingham County, who were 60 years of age older
  • One male resident of Rockingham County, who was 60 years of age older
  • One female resident of Strafford County

Current Situation in New Hampshire

County

Cases

Belknap

40

Carroll

34

Cheshire

41

Coos

2

Grafton

54

Hillsborough - Other

371

Hillsborough - Manchester

568

Hillsborough - Nashua

242

Merrimack

206

Rockingham

888

Strafford

163

Sullivan

12

County TBD

15

Grand Total

2636

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

(data updated May 5, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

2,636

Recovered

1,105 (42%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

92 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,439

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

295 (11%)

Current Hospitalizations2

115

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories3

25,097

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

10,619

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4

79

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,875

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

4/28

4/29

4/30

5/1

5/2

5/3

5/4

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

279

304

401

319

281

276

105

281

LabCorp

29

285

516

803

417

270

59

340

Quest Diagnostics

97

182

216

231

214

211

99

179

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

48

90

125

127

43

123

25

83

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

135

157

166

129

126

56

n/a**

110

Other Laboratory*

19

40

27

42

13

26

32

28

Total

607

1058

1451

1651

1094

962

320

1020

* 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.