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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 19, 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 19, 2020, DHHS announced 69 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,721 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 are two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 64% being female and 35% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (20), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Strafford (4), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (24) and Nashua (8). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.

Fifteen new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 383 (10%) of 3,721 cases. Six 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 ten additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

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

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

· 3 male residents 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 19, 2020, 9:00 AM)

County

Cases

Belknap

53

Carroll

44

Cheshire

49

Coos

4

Grafton

63

Hillsborough - Other

612

Hillsborough - Manchester

869

Hillsborough - Nashua

339

Merrimack

283

Rockingham

1138

Strafford

240

Sullivan

16

County TBD

11

Grand Total

3721

NH Persons with COVID-191

3,721

Recovered

1,275 (34%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

182 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

2,264

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

383 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

105

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

50,888

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

6,617

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

17,583

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

861

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,775

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

5/12

5/13

5/14

5/15

5/16

5/17

5/18

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

308

443

344

537

697

970

328

518

LabCorp

131

536

406

933

588

395

318

472

Quest Diagnostics

903

1240

674

304

816

501

574

716

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

97

96

326

185

268

149

56

168

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

177

156

105

134

154

122

n/a**

141

Other Laboratory*

34

35

37

22

27

19

16

27

Total

1650

2506

1892

2115

2550

2156

1292

2023

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

5/12

5/13

5/14

5/15

5/16

5/17

5/18

Daily Average

LabCorp

3

62

59

76

43

39

0

40

Quest Diagnostics

728

1348

488

428

712

556

166

632

Other Laboratory*

17

7

5

18

20

11

6

12

Total

748

1417

552

522

775

606

172

685

* 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.