COVID Summary for 4/5

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 5, 2020 
On Sunday, April 5, 2020, DHHS announced 48 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 669 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several of the new cases are still under investigation. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 40% being female and 60% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (16), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (7), Merrimack (5), Strafford (1), Carroll (2), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (6) and Manchester (4). The county of residence is being determined for six new cases.

Six new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported; thus far, 92 (14%) of the 669 positive cases have been hospitalized.

Community Based Transmission

Sixteen 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 249, which is 37% of total positive tests. More than one out of three positive tests are community spread, with no identified risk factors.

There were no additional deaths announced in yesterday’s report. New Hampshire’s total deaths related to COVID-19 stands at 9.

Cases by County

Belknap 17

Carroll 19
Cheshire 11
Coos 1
Grafton 41
Hillsborough – Towns 82
Hillsborough – Manchester 101
Hillsborough – Nashua 66
Merrimack 45
Rockingham 230
Strafford 44
Sullivan 6

County TBD 6

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 5, 2020, 9:00 AM)
NH Persons with COVID-191 669
Recovered 147 (22%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 9 (1%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 513
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 92 (14%)
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2 7,701
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 4,096
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3 101

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,100

NH: 669 positive test results – 9 deaths
MA: 12,500  positive test results – 231 deaths
ME: 470 positive test results – 10 deaths
VT: 512 positive test results – 22 deaths
CT: 5,675 positive test results -189 deaths
RI:  922  positive test results – 25 deaths
NY: 122,911  positive test results – 4161 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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