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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 21, 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 Thursday, May 21, 2020, DHHS announced 67 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,935 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 51% being female and 49% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (19), Merrimack (9), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (7), Carroll (2), Grafton (2), Cheshire (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (16) and Nashua (7). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

Eight new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 393 (10%) of 3,935 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 nine 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

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

· 1 male residents of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

DHHS has also issued the COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report for the week of May 18, available at: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/covid-weekly-report-05182020.pdf.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 21, 2020, 9:00 AM)

County

Cases

Belknap

54

Carroll

46

Cheshire

50

Coos

4

Grafton

66

Hillsborough - Other

644

Hillsborough - Manchester

955

Hillsborough - Nashua

364

Merrimack

299

Rockingham

1179

Strafford

243

Sullivan

16

County TBD

15

Grand Total

3935

NH Persons with COVID-191

3,935

Recovered

1,767 (45%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

199 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,969

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

393 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

97

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

55,100

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

7,835

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

19,102

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,526

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,925

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

5/14

5/15

5/16

5/17

5/18

5/19

5/20

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

344

551

700

970

328

425

470

541

LabCorp

406

933

588

395

318

507

502

521

Quest Diagnostics

674

304

816

501

574

735

845

636

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

326

185

268

149

56

31

194

173

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

105

134

154

122

198

239

n/a**

159

Other Laboratory*

37

22

27

19

16

41

20

26

Total

1892

2129

2553

2156

1490

1978

2031

2033

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

5/14

5/15

5/16

5/17

5/18

5/19

5/20

Daily Average

LabCorp

59

76

43

39

0

6

35

37

Quest Diagnostics

488

428

712

556

166

628

535

502

Other Laboratory*

5

18

20

11

6

3

11

11

Total

552

522

775

606

172

637

581

549

* 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.