522 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths, including backlog, 26 admissions Tuesday
522 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths, including backlog, 26 admissions Tuesday

522 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths, including backlog, 26 admissions Tuesday

The state Department of Health and Human Services continues to lead its daily COVID-19 press releases with the number of totally new cases, though Gov. Chris Sununu recently reprimanded reporters for reporting the statistics, saying it is severely underreported due to home tests.

On Tuesday, DHHS’s press release reported 522 new cases, 5 deaths back to August and 26 admissions.

DHHS reports figures for COVID-19 hospital admissions other than the New Hampshire Hospital Association website.

On Tuesday, DHHS reported 26 COVID-19 admissions. That NHHA website reported a total of 97 confirmed cases at the state’s 30 hospitals.

NHHA also reported 12 suspected cases, 39 patients recovering from COVID-19, which includes hospitalized patients no longer included in confirmed COVID-19 statistics, and 21 treated specifically with COVID-19 medication.

DHHS recently switched to counting only the inpatients who are actively being treated for COVID-19 with medication.


The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, DHHS 512 announced new positive test results for COVID-19 for Monday, May 2nd. Today’s results include 222 individuals who tested positive by PCR testing and 290 who tested positive by antigen testing. DHHS also announced a further 1 new case from Friday, April 29 (0 by PCR and 1 by antigen test) for a new total of 412; and a further 9 new cases from Sunday 1 May (1 by PCR and 8 by antigen test) to a new total of 279. Test results for previous days are still being processed and updated case numbers for previous days will be reflected on COVID-19 interactive dashboard. There are now 3,128 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire.

Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing studies will be incorporated in future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, seventy-two individuals are under the age of 18, and the rest are adults, with 55% being women and 45% being men. The new cases reside in Rockingham (101), Grafton (96), Hillsborough County except Manchester and Nashua (75), Merrimack (46), Strafford (30), Cheshire (16), Belknap (10), Carroll (10) ), Sullivan (7) and Coos (2) counties and in the cities of Manchester (63) and Nashua (33). The municipality of residence is being determined for thirty-three new cases.

DHHS has also announced an additional death related to COVID-19. We give our condolences to family and friends.

ยท 1 female resident of Strafford County, 60 years and older

There are currently 26 inpatients in treatment for COVID-19. In New Hampshire, a total of 311,625 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since the start of the pandemic.

Current situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(updated May 3, 2022 at 9:00 AM)

NH people with COVID-19 311,625
Recovered 306,011 (98%)
Deaths attributed to COVID-19 2,486 (1%)
Overall current COVID-19 cases 3,128
Current admissions processed for COVID-19 26

Deaths await investigation confirmed as COVID-19 related

The following deaths occurred more than two weeks ago and were recently confirmed to be related to COVID-19

Week of Sex Amt Age group
The week of April 27thth2020 He Rockingham 80+
The week of December 7thth 2020 Woman Grafton 80+
The week of December 14thth 2020 He Hillsborough 70-79
The week of August 23rdrd 2021 Woman Call button 70-79

The most up-to-date laboratory test data, positivity rates and vaccination data are available on COVID-19 dashboards at https://www.covid19.nh.gov/dashboard/overview. For additional hospitalization data, please visit the New Hampshire Hospital Association’s COVID-19 information page at https://nhha.org/index.php/whats-new/1545-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-outbreak.

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 website at https://www.covid19.nh.gov/.

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