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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 18, 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 Monday, May 18, 2020, DHHS announced 57 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,652 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 45% being female and 55% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Rockingham (9), Merrimack (3), Strafford (2), Cheshire (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (6) and Nashua (1). The county of residence is being determined for 24 new cases.

Nine new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 368 (10%) of 3,652 cases. Three 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.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 18, 2020, 9:00 AM)

County

Cases

Belknap

53

Carroll

44

Cheshire

48

Coos

4

Grafton

62

Hillsborough - Other

598

Hillsborough - Manchester

837

Hillsborough - Nashua

329

Merrimack

282

Rockingham

1113

Strafford

234

Sullivan

16

County TBD

32

Grand Total

3652

NH Persons with COVID-191

3,652

Recovered

1,269 (35%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

172 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

2,211

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

368 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

109

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

49,474

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

6,445

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

17,226

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

874

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,675

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

5/11

5/12

5/13

5/14

5/15

5/16

5/17

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

245

308

443

344

537

697

946

503

LabCorp

618

131

536

406

933

588

395

515

Quest Diagnostics

518

903

1240

674

304

816

501

708

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

31

97

96

326

185

268

149

165

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

49

177

156

105

134

154

n/a**

129

Other Laboratory*

21

34

35

37

22

27

19

28

Total

1482

1650

2506

1892

2115

2550

2010

2029

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

5/11

5/12

5/13

5/14

5/15

5/16

5/17

Daily Average

LabCorp

51

3

62

59

76

43

39

48

Quest Diagnostics

286

728

1348

488

428

712

556

649

Other Laboratory*

2

17

7

5

18

20

11

11

Total

339

748

1417

552

522

775

606

708

* 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.