COVID Summary for 4/22

DHHS has issued the COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report, which includes additional epidemiological and demographic data. The COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report for the week of April 20 is attached and available at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/covid-weekly-report-04202020.pdf
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WMUR: Educational resources for online learning during coronavirus crisis in New Hampshire

WMUR has compiled a list of educational resources that will assist families in continuing their children’s education while working from home. You can view them at the link below:Link: Educational resources for online learning during coronavirus crisis in New Hampshire

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 22, 2020 

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, DHHS announced 99 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,588 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 23 individuals under the age of 18, and the rest are adults with 59% being female and 41% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (27), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Strafford (6), Merrimack (4), and Cheshire (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (38) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for 6 new cases.

Hospitalizations
 

Seven new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 213 (13%) of 1,588 cases.

Community Based Transmission
Just five of the new cases have no identified risk factors, making this the 8th consecutive day where less than 20% of new cases have no attributed risk factors, and the 3rd consecutive day of less than 10%.
Deaths
 
DHHS has also announced six additional deaths related to COVID-19.

• Two male residents of Rockingham County, both 60 years of age or older
• Three male residents of Hillsborough County, all 60 years of age or older

• One female resident of Strafford County who was 60 years of age or older

Cases by County

Belknap 28

Carroll 30
Cheshire 33
Coos 2
Grafton 45
Hillsborough – Other 210
Hillsborough – Manchester 326
Hillsborough – Nashua 145
Merrimack 105
Rockingham 519
Strafford 118
Sullivan 10

County TBD 17

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

(data updated April 22, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 1,588
Recovered 550 (35%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 48 (3%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 990
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 213 (13%)
Current Hospitalizations2 91
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories3 14,424
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 7,192
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4 265

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,550

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

 
Look-back period is now 1 week.
 
NH: 1,588 positive test results 48 deaths  (1 week ago: 1,139 positive test results 32 deaths)
MA: 42,944 positive test results 2182 deaths (1 week ago: 29,918 positive test results 1108 deaths)
ME: 907 positive test results 39 deaths (1 week ago: 759 positive test results 30 deaths)
VT: 823 positive test results 40 deaths (1 week ago: 752 positive test results 29 deaths )
CT: 22,469 positive test results 1544 deaths (1 week ago: 14,755 positive test results 868 deaths)
RI: 5,841  positive test results 181 deaths (1 week ago: 3,251 positive test results 87 deaths)
NY: 257,246 positive test results 15,302 deaths (1 week ago: 213,779 positive test results 11,586 deaths)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in New Hampshire

Weekly Summary Report – April 20, 2020

SUMMARY OF PERSONS WITH COVID-19 INFECTIONS   Total  
Total Number of Persons with COVID-19 Infections   1,447  
Recovered   521 (36%)  
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19   42 (3%)  
Hospitalized with COVID-19   201 (14%)  
Sex (male / female) 664 (46%) / 782 (54%)
Healthcare Worker   471 (33%)  
Age Group (in years)    
0 – 9   6 (<1%)  
10 – 19   44 (3%)  
20 – 29   197 (14%)  
30 – 39   218 (15%)  
40 – 49   211 (15%)  
50 – 59   301 (21%)  
60 – 69   221 (15%)  
70 – 79   112 (8%)  
80 +   136 (9%)  
Risk Information    
Contact with Someone Infected with COVID-19   243 (17%)  
Community Transmission   399 (28%)  
International or Domestic Travel   382 (26%)  
Cluster-associated*   361 (25%)  
Unclear or Unknown   62 (4%)  

 

*Cluster-associated: 3 or more cases within a workplace or facility with evidence of transmission occurring within that location.
Race/Ethnicity Identified COVID-19 Cases

80% of total cases have known Race/Ethnicity data.

Race/Ethnicity Cases Percent (%) Percent of NH
Population4
White2 937 81.0% 90.0%
Hispanic/Latino’ 70 6.1% 3.9%
Black or African American2 63 5.4% 1.4%
Other3 51 4.4% 1.8%
Asian2 37 3.2% 3.0%
Total Cases with Race/Ethnicity Information 1,158  

1 Hispanic/Latino includes people of any race.

2 All other races are non-Hispanic/Latino or Hispanic/Latino ethnicity unknown.

3 Other includes non-Hispanic: American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, Other race alone, or two or more races.

4 Census Bureau Population Estimates 7/1/18 from https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/popest/2010s-state­detail.html. Analysis by K.M. Johnson, Demographer, Univ of New Hampshire, 4/19/20.

Note: Percentages may not exactly equal 100% due to rounding.

Geographic Distribution* of COVID-19 Cases by County Total COVID-19 Infections
Belknap 26 (2%)
Carroll 30 (2%)
Cheshire 30 (2%)
Coos 2 (<1%)
Grafton 45 (3%)
Hillsborough County 604 (42%)
Hillsborough – Outside Manchester and Nashua 197
Hillsborough- Manchester 272
Hillsborough- Nashua 135
Merrimack 96 (7%)
Rockingham 489 (34%)
Strafford 111 (8%)
Sullivan 10 (1%)
Unknown 4 (<1%)
Total 1,447

* Based on County of residence not location of illness acquisition, receipt of healthcare, or hospitalization.

Epidemic Curve: Onset of Illness Among Persons with Laboratory-Confirmed
COVID-19 in New Hampshire (n = 1,315)

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Period of of Uncertainty: People infected during this time may not yet be symptomatic and reported. This time period is estimated to be approximately 3 weeks. This includes the time between becoming exposed to the virus and developing illness, which is between 2 to 14 days (typically 5-6 days) and the time from illness onset to the illness being reported to the health department (typically within about 7 days).

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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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