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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 12, 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 12, 2020, DHHS announced 81 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,239 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 47% being female and 53% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (28), Rockingham (14), Merrimack (9), Belknap (1), Cheshire (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (18) and Nashua (9).

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 319 (10%) of 3,239 cases. Five 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 9 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

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

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

· 1 female resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

· 1 male resident of Rockingham 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
(data updated May 12, 2020, 9:00 AM)

County

Cases

Belknap

47

Carroll

37

Cheshire

44

Coos

2

Grafton

57

Hillsborough - Other

518

Hillsborough - Manchester

732

Hillsborough - Nashua

301

Merrimack

252

Rockingham

1010

Strafford

199

Sullivan

14

County TBD

26

Grand Total

3239

NH Persons with COVID-191

3,239

Recovered

1,234 (38%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

142 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,863

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

319 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations2

121

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories3

33,977

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

12,969

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4

51

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,325

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

5/5

5/6

5/7

5/8

5/9

5/10

5/11

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

279

419

471

253

415

263

245

335

LabCorp

558

423

466

224

435

n/a**

660

461

Quest Diagnostics

228

567

452

465

293

274

650

418

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

22

142

144

142

131

208

31

117

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

122

111

74

109

64

86

n/a**

94

Other Laboratory*

31

26

43

41

31

7

23

29

Total

1240

1688

1650

1234

1369

838

1609

1375

* 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.