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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 20, 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 Wednesday, May 20, 2020, DHHS announced 149 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,868 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 64% being female and 36% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (25), Rockingham (21), Merrimack (8), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), and Grafton (1) counties and in the cities of Manchester (70) and Nashua (18). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 385 (10%) of 3,868 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.

DHHS has also announced eight additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

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

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

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

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 20, 2020, 9:00 AM)

County

Cases

Belknap

54

Carroll

44

Cheshire

49

Coos

4

Grafton

64

Hillsborough - Other

637

Hillsborough - Manchester

938

Hillsborough - Nashua

357

Merrimack

290

Rockingham

1159

Strafford

242

Sullivan

16

County TBD

14

Grand Total

3868

NH Persons with COVID-191

3,868

Recovered

1,388 (36%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

190 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

2,290

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

385 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

103

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

52,830

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

7,254

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

18,490

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,434

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,875

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

5/13

5/14

5/15

5/16

5/17

5/18

5/19

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

443

344

537

697

970

328

425

535

LabCorp

536

406

933

588

395

318

507

526

Quest Diagnostics

1240

674

304

816

501

574

735

692

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

96

326

185

268

149

56

31

159

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

156

105

134

154

122

198

n/a**

145

Other Laboratory*

35

37

22

27

19

16

41

28

Total

2506

1892

2115

2550

2156

1490

1739

2064

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

5/13

5/14

5/15

5/16

5/17

5/18

5/19

Daily Average

LabCorp

62

59

76

43

39

0

6

41

Quest Diagnostics

1348

488

428

712

556

166

628

618

Other Laboratory*

7

5

18

20

11

6

3

10

Total

1417

552

522

775

606

172

637

669

* 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.