NH DHHS To Provide Weekly Lists of COVID Outbreaks in Nursing Home

Beginning this week, NH DHHS is providing a list of SNF/ALF COVID outbreaks once a week in its daily updates. The list appeared in the May 13 Update.

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, DHHS announced 63 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,299 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. More than 1,900 COVID-19 tests were reported to DHHS on May 12, the highest one-day total to be reported to date.

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 seven individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 56% being female and 44% being male.

The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (15), Rockingham (11), Merrimack (6), Strafford (2), Cheshire (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (17) and Nashua (9).

The county of residence is being determined for one new case. Seven new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 326 (10%) of 3,299 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.

DHHS has also announced 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

  • •4 female residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
  • •1 male resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
  • •1 female resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older
  • •1 male resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older
  • •1 female resident of Merrimack County, 60 years of age and older