May 18 NH DHHS COVID-19 update: 57 new positive cases with 6 in Manchester

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CONCORD, NH – On Monday, May 18, 2020, DHHS announced 57 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,652 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates.

Of those with complete information, there is one individual under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 45 percent being female and 55 percent being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Rockingham (9), Merrimack (3), Strafford (2), Cheshire (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (6) and Nashua (1). The county of residence is being determined for 24 new cases.

Nine new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 368 (10 percent) of 3,652 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.

NH Persons with COVID-19 (see 1 below)3,652
Recovered1,269 (35%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19172 (5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases2,211
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19368 (10%)
Current Hospitalizations109
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) (see 2 below)49,474
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests (see 2 below)6,445
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL17,226
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL (see 3 below)874
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)3,675

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.

Hillsborough – Other598
Hillsborough – Manchester837
Hillsborough – Nashua329
County TBD32
Grand Total3652

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests
Testing Laboratory5/115/125/135/145/155/165/17Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories245308443344537697946503
Quest Diagnostics5189031240674304816501708
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center319796326185268149165
Other NH Hospital Laboratory49177156105134154n/a**129
Other Laboratory*2134353722271928
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory5/115/125/135/145/155/165/17Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics2867281348488428712556649
Other Laboratory*2177518201111

* 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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