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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 8, 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 8, 2020, DHHS announced 104 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,947 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 six individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 52% being female and 48% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (19), Rockingham (16), Merrimack (7), Strafford (3), Cheshire (2), Carroll (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (29) and Nashua (19). The county of residence is being determined for seven new cases.

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 309 (10%) of 2,947 cases. Eight of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in 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 7 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

· 1 female and 2 male residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

· 1 male resident of Merrimack County, 60 years of age and older

· 1 female and 2 male residents of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

Current Situation in New Hampshire

Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 8, 2020, 9:00 AM)

County

Cases

Belknap

42

Carroll

36

Cheshire

43

Coos

2

Grafton

56

Hillsborough - Other

440

Hillsborough - Manchester

659

Hillsborough - Nashua

276

Merrimack

227

Rockingham

949

Strafford

175

Sullivan

14

County TBD

28

Grand Total

2947

NH Persons with COVID-191

2,947

Recovered

1,210 (41%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

121 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,616

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

309 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations2

112

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories3

29,351

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

12,037

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4

304

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,075

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

5/1

5/2

5/3

5/4

5/5

5/6

5/7

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

319

281

276

105

279

419

471

307

LabCorp

803

417

270

59

558

423

466

428

Quest Diagnostics

231

214

211

99

228

567

452

286

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

127

43

123

25

22

142

144

89

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

129

126

56

132

122

111

n/a**

113

Other Laboratory*

42

13

26

32

31

26

43

30

Total

1651

1094

962

452

1240

1688

1576

1238

* 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.