COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 26, 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 26, 2020, DHHS announced 34 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,231 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, all cases were adults with 50% being female and 50% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (10), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (3), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), and Coos (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (4).

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 421 (10%) of 4,231 cases. Three 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 four additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the families and friends.

  • 3 female residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 male resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

Current Situation in New Hampshire


New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 26, 2020, 9:00 AM)

Hillsborough – Other718
Hillsborough – Manchester1,051
Hillsborough – Nashua380
County TBD12
Grand Total4,231
NH Persons with COVID-1914,231
Recovered2,550 (60%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19214 (5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases1,467
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19421 (10%)
Current Hospitalizations91
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)264,232
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests210,031
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL22,439
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL31,370
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)4,150
  1. Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests
Testing Laboratory5/195/205/215/225/235/245/25Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories425469738598894561760635
Quest Diagnostics7358451,086502495257629650
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center3119415415516519172137
Other NH Hospital Laboratory215102112628026n/a**100
Other Laboratory*412034391693828
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory5/195/205/215/225/235/245/25Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics628535640425435224236446
Other Laboratory*3119127858

* 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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