COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 12, 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 12, 2020, DHHS announced 81 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,239 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 five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 47% being female and 53% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (28), Rockingham (14), Merrimack (9), Belknap (1), Cheshire (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (18) and Nashua (9). 

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 319 (10%) of 3,239 cases. Five of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in 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 9 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

·       3 female residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

·       3 male residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

·       1 female resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

·       1 male resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

·       1 male resident of Merrimack County, 60 years of age and older

Current Situation in New Hampshire


New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 12, 2020, 9:00 AM)

Hillsborough – Other518
Hillsborough – Manchester732
Hillsborough – Nashua301
County TBD26
Grand Total3239
NH Persons with COVID-1913,239
Recovered1,234 (38%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19142 (4%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases1,863
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19319 (10%)
Current Hospitalizations2121
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories333,977
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL12,969
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL451
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)3,325
  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 Laboratory5/55/65/75/85/95/105/11Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories279419471253415263245335
Quest Diagnostics228567452465293274650418
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center2214214414213120831117
Other NH Hospital Laboratory122111741096486n/a**94
Other Laboratory*312643413172329

* 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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