May 20 NH DHHS COVID-19 update: 149 positive results with 12 in Manchester 1 death reported

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CONCORD, NH – On Thursday, May 20, 2021, DHHS announced 149 new positive test results for COVID-19. Today’s results include 94 people who tested positive by PCR test and 55 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,086 current COVID-19 cases 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 forty-eight individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 55% being female and 45% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (39), Coos (18), Strafford (14), Cheshire (13), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (13), Merrimack (9), Belknap (5), Grafton (5), Sullivan (5), and Carroll (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (12) and Nashua (8). The county of residence is being determined for six new cases.

Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19.

  • 1 male resident of Strafford County, 60 years of age and older

There are currently 53 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 98,091 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report (updated May 20, 2021, 9 a.m.)

NH Persons with COVID-1998,091
Recovered95,664 (98%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-191,341 (1%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases1,086
Current Hospitalizations53

The most up-to-date laboratory testing data and positivity rates are available on the COVID-19 dashboards at

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at

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