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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 16, 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 16, 2020, DHHS announced 98 new cases of COVID-19. There have now been 3,556 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 66% being female and 34% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (27), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (17), Strafford (10), Merrimack (6), Carroll (2), and Belknap (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (23) and Nashua (7). The county of residence is being determined for five new cases.

Twelve new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 347 (10%) of 3,556 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 12 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

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

· 6 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 Strafford County, younger than 60 years of age

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 16, 2020, 9:00 AM)

County

Cases

Belknap

51

Carroll

41

Cheshire

47

Coos

4

Grafton

61

Hillsborough - Other

581

Hillsborough - Manchester

819

Hillsborough - Nashua

323

Merrimack

278

Rockingham

1095

Strafford

230

Sullivan

16

County TBD

10

Grand Total

3556

NH Persons with COVID-191

3,556

Recovered

1,258 (35%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

171 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

2,127

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

347 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

115

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

44,752

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

4,435

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

15,876

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,216

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,575

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

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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

5/9

5/10

5/11

5/12

5/13

5/14

5/15

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

415

263

245

308

443

344

537

365

LabCorp

411

n/a**

622

131

536

406

933

507

Quest Diagnostics

194

220

521

895

1218

674

304

575

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

133

210

31

100

97

326

185

155

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

64

86

49

177

156

105

n/a**

106

Other Laboratory*

30

6

21

34

39

41

22

28

Total

1247

785

1489

1645

2489

1896

1981

1647

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

5/9

5/10

5/11

5/12

5/13

5/14

5/15

Daily Average

LabCorp

32

0

49

3

4

59

76

32

Quest Diagnostics

122

125

279

720

818

488

428

426

Other Laboratory*

1

3

2

1

1

5

18

4

Total

155

128

330

724

823

552

522

462

* 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.