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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 22, 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 Friday, May 22, 2020, DHHS announced 81 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,014 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 five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 65% being female and 35% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (19), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (17), Merrimack (8), Strafford (5), Grafton (2), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (21) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for four new cases.

Fifteen new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 408 (10%) of 4,014 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 five additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

· 1 male resident 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 male resident of Merrimack County, 60 years of age and older

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 22, 2020, 9:00 AM)

County

Cases

Belknap

54

Carroll

46

Cheshire

51

Coos

4

Grafton

68

Hillsborough - Other

661

Hillsborough - Manchester

975

Hillsborough - Nashua

368

Merrimack

307

Rockingham

1199

Strafford

248

Sullivan

16

County TBD

17

Grand Total

4014

NH Persons with COVID-191

4,014

Recovered

2,082 (52%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

204 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,728

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

408 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

88

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

57,798

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

8,578

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

19,903

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,587

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,050

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

5/15

5/16

5/17

5/18

5/19

5/20

5/21

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

551

700

970

328

425

470

738

597

LabCorp

933

588

395

318

507

502

459

529

Quest Diagnostics

304

816

501

574

735

845

1086

694

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

185

268

149

56

31

194

154

148

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

134

154

122

198

239

227

n/a**

179

Other Laboratory*

22

27

19

16

41

20

34

26

Total

2129

2553

2156

1490

1978

2258

2471

2148

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

5/15

5/16

5/17

5/18

5/19

5/20

5/21

Daily Average

LabCorp

76

43

39

0

6

35

94

42

Quest Diagnostics

428

712

556

166

628

535

640

524

Other Laboratory*

18

20

11

6

3

11

9

11

Total

522

775

606

172

637

581

743

577

* 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.