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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 17, 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 Sunday, May 17, 2020, DHHS announced 41 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,596 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there is one individual under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 37% being female and 63% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (9), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Carroll (3), Belknap (2), Strafford (2), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (13) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

Twelve new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 359 (10%) of 3,596 cases. Seven 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 one additional death related to COVID-19 in an adult female from Hillsborough County who was 60 years of age or older. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 17, 2020, 9:00 AM)

County

Cases

Belknap

53

Carroll

44

Cheshire

47

Coos

4

Grafton

61

Hillsborough - Other

587

Hillsborough - Manchester

832

Hillsborough - Nashua

328

Merrimack

278

Rockingham

1104

Strafford

232

Sullivan

16

County TBD

10

Grand Total

3596

NH Persons with COVID-191

3,596

Recovered

1,268 (35%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

172 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

2,156

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

359 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

114

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

44,878

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

5,839

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

16,862

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,481

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,625

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

5/10

5/11

5/12

5/13

5/14

5/15

5/16

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

263

245

308

443

344

537

697

405

LabCorp

n/a**

618

131

536

406

933

588

535

Quest Diagnostics

214

518

903

1240

674

304

816

667

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

207

31

97

96

326

185

268

173

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

86

49

177

156

105

134

n/a**

118

Other Laboratory*

6

21

34

35

37

22

27

26

Total

776

1482

1645

2506

1896

2115

2396

1831

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

5/10

5/11

5/12

5/13

5/14

5/15

5/16

Daily Average

LabCorp

0

51

3

62

59

76

43

42

Quest Diagnostics

126

286

728

1348

488

428

712

588

Other Laboratory*

2

2

17

7

5

18

20

10

Total

128

339

748

1417

552

522

775

640

* 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.