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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 4, 2020
On Saturday, April 4, 2020, DHHS announced 81 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 621 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several of the new cases are still under investigation. Future updates will include additional information from those case investigations. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 55% being female and 46% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (26), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (4), Strafford (4), Belknap (3), Grafton (3), Cheshire (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (23) and Nashua (7). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.
Six new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported; thus far, 86 (13%) of the 621 positive cases have been hospitalized.
Community Based Transmission
Twenty-two of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. 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.
Total number of cases with no identified risk factors is now more than 233, which is 38% of total positive tests. More than one out of three positive tests are community spread, with no identified risk factors.
DHHS has also announced two additional deaths related to COVID-19. These were both male residents of Hillsborough County who were over 60 years old.
Hillsborough – Other 74
Hillsborough – Manchester 97
Hillsborough – Nashua 60
County TBD 3
New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 4, 2020, 9:00 AM)
NH Persons with COVID-191 621
Recovered 146 (27%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 9 (1%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 466
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 86 (13%)
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories 7,411
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 3,955
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 93
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,000
NH: 621 positive test results – 9 deaths
MA: 11,736 positive test results – 216 deaths
ME: 456 positive test results – 10 deaths
VT: 461 positive test results – 20 deaths
CT: 5,276 positive test results -165 deaths
RI: 806 positive test results – 17 deaths
NY: 114,996 positive test results – 3,568 deaths
About Rep. Steven Smith
Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his 7th term. Rep. Smith currently represents Charlestown, Newport, and Unity. Rep. Smith is the Deputy Speaker of the NH House.
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