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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 7, 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 Thursday, May 7, 2020, DHHS announced 104 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,843 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 is one individual under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 59% being female and 41% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (30), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (24), Merrimack (7), Strafford (3), Belknap (1), Carroll (1), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (28) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for two new case.

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 308 (11%) of 2,843 cases. Nine 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 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

  • 1 female resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 male resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 male resident of Strafford County, 60 years of age and older

DHHS has issued the COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report for the week of May 4, available at: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/covid-weekly-report-05042020.pdf

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

County

Cases

Belknap

42

Carroll

35

Cheshire

41

Coos

2

Grafton

55

Hillsborough - Other

421

Hillsborough - Manchester

630

Hillsborough - Nashua

257

Merrimack

220

Rockingham

933

Strafford

172

Sullivan

14

County TBD

21

Grand Total

2843

(data updated May 7, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

2,843

Recovered

1,165 (41%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

114 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,564

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

308 (11%)

Current Hospitalizations2

113

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories3

27,829

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

11,797

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4

532

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,050

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

4/30

5/1

5/2

5/3

5/4

5/5

5/6

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

401

319

281

276

105

279

419

297

LabCorp

516

803

417

270

59

558

423

435

Quest Diagnostics

216

231

214

211

99

228

567

252

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

125

127

43

123

25

22

143

87

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

166

129

126

56

132

122

n/a**

104

Other Laboratory*

27

42

13

26

32

31

26

28

Total

1451

1651

1094

962

452

1240

1578

1204

* 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.