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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 6, 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, May 6, 2020, DHHS announced 108 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,740 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 55% being female and 45% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (27), Rockingham (18), Merrimack (7), Strafford (5), and Belknap (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (34) and Nashua (10). The county of residence is being determined for six new case.

Twelve new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 307 (11%) of 2,740 cases. Eleven 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.

DHHS has also announced 19 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

  • 2 female and 2 males from Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
  • 2 females and 1 male from Merrimack County, 60 years of age and older
  • 6 females and 6 males from Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

The following list of institutional outbreaks is updated to incorporate the deaths announced today:

Facility

Deaths

Aurora Assisted Living Derry

7

Bedford Falls

2

Bellamy Fields Dover

10

Birch Hill

4

Crestwood Center Milford

5

Crotched Mountain (no longer active)

1

Easterseals - Manchester

0

Hackett Hill Genesis Manchester

1

Hanover Hill Manchester

19

Huntington Nashua

7

Institute for Professional Practice, Inc (no longer active)

1

Mountain Ridge Genesis Franklin

4

Pleasant Valley Derry

10

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford

0

Salem Woods

10

Salemhaven

3

Total

84

DHHS is also clarifying the number of long-term skilled nursing care residents in the State. There are 7,500 nursing home beds in NH and approximately 6,400 residents.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

County

Cases

Belknap

41

Carroll

34

Cheshire

41

Coos

2

Grafton

54

Hillsborough - Other

397

Hillsborough - Manchester

602

Hillsborough - Nashua

252

Merrimack

213

Rockingham

903

Strafford

168

Sullivan

13

County TBD

20

Grand Total

2740

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 6, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

2,740

Recovered

1,110 (41%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

111 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,519

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

307 (11%)

Current Hospitalizations2

113

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories3

26,066

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

11,174

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4

345

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,900

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

4/29

4/30

5/1

5/2

5/3

5/4

5/5

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

304

401

319

281

276

105

279

281

LabCorp

285

516

803

417

270

59

558

415

Quest Diagnostics

182

216

231

214

211

99

228

197

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

90

125

127

43

123

25

22

79

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

157

166

129

126

56

132

n/a**

109

Other Laboratory*

40

27

42

13

26

32

31

30

Total

1058

1451

1651

1094

962

452

1118

1112

* 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.