COVID Summary for 4/13

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 14, 2020 
On Monday, April 13, 2020, DHHS announced 35 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,020 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Any additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 49% being female and 51% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (14), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Merrimack (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (10) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.
Hospitalizations
 

No new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported; thus far, 152 (15%) of the 1,020 positive cases have been hospitalized.

Community Based Transmission

Five 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.

For review and analysis of community based transmission cases, please refer to the weekly report (attached).

Deaths
 

There were no additional COVID-related deaths reported on Monday.

Cases by County

Belknap 22

Carroll 30
Cheshire 20
Coos 2
Grafton 45
Hillsborough – Other 153
Hillsborough – Manchester 156
Hillsborough – Nashua 89
Merrimack 75
Rockingham 360
Strafford 61
Sullivan 6
County TBD 1
New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

(data updated April 13, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 1,020
Recovered 249 (24%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 23 (2%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 748
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 152 (15%)
Current Hospitalizations 72
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories 10,590
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 5,139
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4 25
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,250

Information above, and archived daily updates are available here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/news/updates.htm

 
 
NH: 1,020 positive test results 23 deaths (Yesterday – 985 positive test results 23 deaths)
MA: 26,867 positive test results 844 deaths (Yesterday 25,475 positive test results 756 deaths)
ME: 698 positive test results 19 deaths (Yesterday 633 positive test results 19 deaths)
VT: 748 positive test results 28 deaths (Yesterday 727 positive test results 27 deaths)
CT: 13,381 positive test results 602 deaths (Yesterday 12,035 positive test results 554 deaths)
RI: 2,976 positive test results 73 deaths (Yesterday 2,665 positive test results 63 deaths)
NY:  195,031 positive test results 10,056 deaths (Yesterday 188,694 positive test results 9385 deaths)
April 13 Case Map
Major Medical Health Insurers in NH Waive the Cost of COVID-19 Treatment
CONCORD, NH – Many commercial major medical health insurance companies licensed in New Hampshire have committed to waiving member cost-sharing (deductibles, co-payments, or coinsurance) when the member is receiving treatment related to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). These companies include Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Ambetter by NH Healthy Families, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Tufts Health Plan/Tufts Health Freedom Plan, and United Healthcare.
“I want to thank our health insurers for proactively addressing this public health crisis,” said Insurance Commissioner Chris Nicolopoulos. “In the midst of a global pandemic, we do not want anyone to hesitate seeking out testing or treatment because they are concerned about the out of pocket cost.”
The actions of these companies add to the consumer protections resulting from an Order issued by Commissioner Nicolopoulos on March 10, requiring New Hampshire health insurers to pay for the COVID-19 test and initial health care provider visit to obtain the test without cost-sharing.
“I am grateful that New Hampshire’s health insurers have stepped up to ease the burden on the individuals and families inflicted with COVID-19,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “During these unprecedented times, waiving the member cost of potentially thousands of dollars per treatment will mean a great deal to New Hampshire families and I applaud them for their actions.”
For more information about your insurance company’s policies and benefits, call the Member Services 1-800 number on the back of your insurance card.
The New Hampshire Insurance Department Can Help
The New Hampshire Insurance Department’s mission is to promote and protect the public good by ensuring the existence of a safe and competitive insurance marketplace through the development and enforcement of the insurance laws of the State of New Hampshire. Contact us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your insurance coverage at
1‐800‐ 852‐3416 or (603) 271‐2261,
For more information, visit www.nh.gov/insurance.

About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his fifth term. Rep. Smith currently represents Acworth, Charlestown, Goshen, Langdon, Lempster, and Washington. Rep. Smith is the Chairman of the Sullivan County Delegation.
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