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-191||1,588|
|Deaths Attributed to COVID-19||48 (3%)|
|Total Current COVID-19 Cases||990|
|Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19||213 (13%)|
|Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories3||14,424|
|Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL||7,192|
|Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4||265|
|Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)||2,550|