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10 more COVID-19 deaths, 69 new positive cases

By Staff | May 20, 2020

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the virus that causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 10 additional deaths related to COVID-19 on Tuesday. They include five men and two women from Hillsborough County, and three men from Rockingham County, all older than 60.

The state also announced 69 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,721 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 are two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 64% being female and 35% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (20), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Strafford (4), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (24) and Nashua (8). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.

COVID-19 Map for May 19

Fifteen new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 383 (10%) of 3,721 cases. Six 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.

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