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Seven dead, 540 confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in New Hampshire

On April 3, the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Hampshire rose to 540.

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New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) officials said the state of New Hampshire now has 540 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

DHHS announced two additional deaths related to COVID-19 Friday. A man and a woman, both residents of Hillsborough County, were over 60 years old.

Here is a breakdown of the new cases announced on April 3:

  • 40 adult females
  • 21 adult males
  • Rockingham County - 20 new cases
  • Strafford 1
  • Belknap 3
  • Merrimack 3
  • Carroll 1
  • Grafton 1
  • Hillsborough (other than Manchester and Nashua) 12
  • Cheshire 1
  • Coos 1
  • Nashua 8
  • Manchester 11
  • Sullivan 1

Seven of the new cases were hospitalized for their illness; thus far, 80 (15 percent) of the 540 positive cases have been hospitalized. 21 of the new cases have no identified risk factors. 

Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. 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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