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Eight new COVID-19 deaths bringing N.H. total to 190

By Staff | May 21, 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 eight additional COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total to 190.

They were three men and two women from Hillsborough County, a man and a woman from Rockingham County and a man from Strafford County, all over the age of 60.

The state also announced 149 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,868 cases of COVID-19 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 three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 64% being female and 36% being male.

COVID-19 Map for May 20

The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (25), Rockingham (21), Merrimack (8), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), and Grafton (1) counties and in the cities of Manchester (70) and Nashua (18). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 385 (10%) of 3,868 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.


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