The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.
On Sunday, April 26, 2020, DHHS announced 77 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,864 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in NH and 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 68% being female and 32% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (24), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (21), Strafford (4), Merrimack (3), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and the cities of Manchester (14) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.
Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 242 (13%) of 1,864 cases. Nine 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
Hillsborough - Other/266
Hillsborough - Manchester/392
Hillsborough - Nashua/166
New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 26, 2020, 9:00 AM)
NH Persons with COVID-191
1,864 Recovered/779 (42%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19/60 (3%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases/1,025
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19/242 (13%)
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories/17,860
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL/8,360
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4/270
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)/2,225
1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.
3Includes 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.
4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.