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Deaths and positive COVID-19 cases continue to climb in New Hampshire

By Staff | May 23, 2020

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced five new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, bringing the total to 204.

They include one man and two women from Hillsborough County, a man from Rockingham County and a man from Merrimack County, all over age 60.

The state also announced 81 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,014 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.

COVID-19 Map for May 22

Of those with complete information, there are five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 65% being female and 35% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (19), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (17), Merrimack (8), Strafford (5), Grafton (2), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (21) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for four new cases.

Fifteen new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 408 (10%) of 4,014 cases. Seven 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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