April 22 NH DHHS COVID-19 update: 99 new positive cases with 38 in Manchester; 6 new deaths

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CONCORD,  NH — On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, DHHS announced 99 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,588 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 23 individuals under the age of 18, and the rest are adults with 59 percent being female and 41 percent being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (27), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Strafford (6), Merrimack (4), and Cheshire (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (38) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for 6 new cases.

Seven new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 213 (13 percent) of 1,588 cases. Five 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.

DHHS has also announced six additional deaths related to COVID-19.

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

DHHS has also issued the COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report, which includes additional epidemiological and demographic data. The COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report for the week of April 20 is available below, which includes more specific age and racial demographics.

NH Persons with COVID-1911,588
Recovered550 (35%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-1948 (3%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases990
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19213 (13%)
Current Hospitalizations291
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories314,424
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL7,192
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4265
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)2,550
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.