April 5 DHHS COVID-19 update: 48 new positive cases, 4 of them in Manchester

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CONCORD, NH — On Sunday, April 5, 2020, DHHS announced 48 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 669 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several of the new cases are still under investigation.

Of those with complete information, all are adults with 40 percent being female and 60 percent being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (16), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (7), Merrimack (5), Strafford (1), Carroll (2), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (6) and Manchester (4). The county of residence is being determined for six new cases.

Six new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported; thus far, 92 (14 percent) of the 669 positive cases have been hospitalized. Sixteen 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.

NH Persons with COVID-191 669
Recovered 147 (22%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 9 (1%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 513
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 92 (14%)
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2 7,701
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 4,096
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3 101
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,100
1 Includes specimens presumptive-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.