COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – March 31, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 31, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, DHHS announced 53 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 367 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The new cases are 31 adult females, 21 adult males, and 1 male under the age of 18 years. The new cases reside in Rockingham (21), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (7), Strafford (6), Merrimack (5), Carroll (2), Cheshire (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (5) and Nashua (5). Four of the new cases were hospitalized for their illness; thus far, 49 (13%) of the 367 positive cases have been hospitalized. Twenty-four 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. 

Current Situation in New Hampshire


New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated March 31, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191367
Recovered56 (15%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-193 (>1%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases308
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-1949 (13%)
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories25,663
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL3,293
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL397
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)1,250

1Includes specimens presumptive-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.

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