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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 15, 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 15, 2020, DHHS announced 88 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,464 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 three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 62% being female and 38% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (21), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (21), Merrimack (10), Strafford (3), Coos (2), Sullivan (2), Belknap (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (21) and Nashua (6).

Five new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 335 (10%) of 3,464 cases. Eleven 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 8 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

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

· 1 male resident of Hillsborough County, younger than 60 years of age

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

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

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 15, 2020, 9:00 AM)

County

Cases

Belknap

50

Carroll

39

Cheshire

47

Coos

4

Grafton

61

Hillsborough - Other

565

Hillsborough - Manchester

796

Hillsborough - Nashua

319

Merrimack

272

Rockingham

1069

Strafford

221

Sullivan

16

County TBD

5

Grand Total

3464

NH Persons with COVID-191

3,464

Recovered

1,254 (36%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

159 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

2,051

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

335 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations2

110

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

42,676

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

3,913

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

15,140

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1401

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,475

1 Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2 Includes 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.

3 Includes 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

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests

Testing Laboratory

5/8

5/9

5/10

5/11

5/12

5/13

5/14

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

253

415

263

245

308

443

344

324

LabCorp

206

411

n/a**

622

131

536

406

385

Quest Diagnostics

343

194

220

521

895

1218

674

581

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

142

133

210

31

100

97

326

148

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

109

64

86

49

177

156

n/a**

107

Other Laboratory*

26

30

6

21

34

39

41

28

Total

1079

1247

785

1489

1645

2489

1791

1504

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

5/8

5/9

5/10

5/11

5/12

5/13

5/14

Daily Average

LabCorp

25

32

0

49

3

4

59

25

Quest Diagnostics

151

122

125

279

720

818

488

386

Other Laboratory*

3

1

3

2

1

1

5

2

Total

179

155

128

330

724

823

552

413

* 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.