May 5 NH DHHS COVID-19 update: 198 positive results with 14 in Manchester; 1 death reported

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CONCORD, NH – On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, DHHS announced 198 new positive test results for COVID-19. Today’s results include 119 people who tested positive by PCR test and 79 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,814 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 fifty-six individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 42% being female and 58% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (44), Cheshire (18), Merrimack (17), Belknap (16), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (16), Grafton (15), Strafford (11), Carroll (10), Sullivan (6), and Coos (4) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (14) and Nashua (14). The county of residence is being determined for thirteen 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. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

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

There are currently 85 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 95,881 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report (updated May 5, 2021, 9 a.m.)

NH Persons with COVID-1995,881
Recovered92,759 (97%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-191,308 (1%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases1,814
Current Hospitalizations85