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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 9, 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 Saturday, May 9, 2020, DHHS announced 71 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,011 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 five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 55% being female and 45% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (17), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Merrimack (8), Strafford (8), Belknap (1), and Carroll (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (12) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for eight new cases.

Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 313 (10%) of 3,011 cases. Two 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 10 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

· 3 female residents of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

· 3 male residents of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

· 3 female residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

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

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

County

Cases

Belknap

44

Carroll

36

Cheshire

43

Coos

2

Grafton

55

Hillsborough - Other

451

Hillsborough - Manchester

670

Hillsborough - Nashua

283

Merrimack

234

Rockingham

964

Strafford

183

Sullivan

14

County TBD

32

Grand Total

3011


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

NH Persons with COVID-191

3,011

Recovered

1,228 (41%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

131 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,652

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

313 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations2

107

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories3

30,442

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

12,509

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4

512

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

5/2

5/3

5/4

5/5

5/6

5/7

5/8

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

281

276

105

279

419

471

253

298

LabCorp

417

270

59

558

423

466

224

345

Quest Diagnostics

214

211

99

228

567

452

465

319

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

43

123

25

22

142

144

142

92

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

126

56

132

122

111

74

n/a**

104

Other Laboratory*

13

26

32

31

26

43

41

30

Total

1094

962

452

1240

1688

1650

1125

1173

* 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.