COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 5, 2020

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

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, DHHS announced 50 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,636 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The number of tests reported today is lower due to specimens collected during Saturday or Sunday, when healthcare providers typically see fewer patients. 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 four individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 56% being female and 44% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (11), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (5), Strafford (5) Carroll (1), Cheshire (1), Grafton (1) and counties, and in the cities of Manchester (16) and Nashua (3). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.  

Nine new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 295 (11%) of 2,636 cases. Three of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur throughout the State and has been identified in all counties. 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.

DHHS has also announced 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

  • One female resident of Hillsborough County, who was 60 years of age or older
  • One male resident of Hillsborough County, who was 60 years of age or less
  • Two female residents of Rockingham County, who were 60 years of age older
  • One male resident of Rockingham County, who was 60 years of age older
  • One female resident of Strafford County

Current Situation in New Hampshire

Hillsborough – Other371
Hillsborough – Manchester568
Hillsborough – Nashua242
County TBD15
Grand Total2636

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

(data updated May 5, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1912,636
Recovered1,105 (42%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-1992 (4%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases1,439
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19295 (11%)
Current Hospitalizations2115
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories325,097
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL10,619
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL479
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)2,875
  1. Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
  2. Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.
  3. Includes 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.
  4. Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Testing Laboratory4/284/294/305/15/25/35/4Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories279304401319281276105281
Quest Diagnostics9718221623121421199179
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center4890125127431232583
Other NH Hospital Laboratory13515716612912656n/a**110
Other Laboratory*1940274213263228

* Includes out-of-state public health laboratories, out-of-state hospital laboratories, and other commercial laboratories not

already listed in the table.

** Not available at the time of this report.


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