COVID-19 Data

Data last updated on 9/22/20

graph of NH COVID-19 Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths

NH DHHS is the best source for understanding the current number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths. The chart above is a representation of that data. For more information about the data, please visit the NH DHHS COVID-19 webpage

The cases are an important indicator of the number of people that have been tested and confirmed positive for COVID-19; this number is a function of the availability of testing and people accessing testing (e.g. feeling comfortable going to a testing site). While testing is free for any one and can be requested directly from the DHHS site, some people may not experience symptoms and still have COVID-19. It is important to recognize that the number of cases does not include all of the people that may have COVID-19 but do not yet experience symptoms, experience a mild case of COVID that may be confused with a cold/flu, or have elected not to have a test.

The hospitalizations are an indication severity of the COVID-19 virus and represent an indication of the complexity of the virus, as well as an indication of resource use as it may impact supply. 

The number of deaths are an indication of individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and whose deaths are reported as a result of COVID-19. This indicator is being reported by NH DHHS as “Deaths Attributed to COVID-19.”

The Institute for Health Policy and Practice, leveraging the UNH Survey Center’s Granite State Panel, conducted a survey of NH adults to understand some of the immediate impacts of COVID-19 since January 2020. The survey was fielded from April 16-20, 2020. The report highlights the impact on social activity and the impact on employment for Granite Staters. It also explores the shifts in the delivery of medical, behavioral health, and dental care services during the pandemic. COVID-19 had a broad range of impacts on NH adults. This survey focused on some of the activities that changed in New Hampshire in the first few months of the COVID-19 state of emergency. Future research will focus on how these impacts change over time.

read the report

NH DHHS is publishing weekly summary reports about the health outcomes (including stays in ICU units); number of cases by outcome and by gender, age group, race/ethnicity, risk factors (e.g. community transmission, cluster-associated), and county.

NH DHHS has published a COVID-19 Dashboard which displays the most recent data available that is reported NH DHHS regarding cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. Demographic detail, including county of residence is also provided. This data is reported daily.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reporting data and information about confirmed national COVID-19 cases which include source of exposure by state. 

The World Health Organization has produced COVID-19 situation reports which include international data and information about cases and deaths from COVID, including an interactive map.

The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University has created a dashboard highlighting data and GIS mapping of confirmed cases, deaths and number of recovered, both globally and on a national level.

The Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker provides reporting and trends in Telehealth Services Coverage by enrollees in large employer plans.

The PHI Workforce Data Center has culminated data and projections of the direct care workforce including trends in wages and employment statistics by state.

The Federal Health Resources and Service Administration has published data on the supply, need and demand of the healthcare workforce.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at University of Washington has produced projections of hospital resource use, including hospital beds, ICU beds and ventilators for COVID-19.

The Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker provides reporting and estimates of the Potential Costs of Coronavirus Treatment.

The Wakely Consulting Group created a report on behalf of America’s Health Insurance Plans to estimate the potential COVID-19 testing and treatment cost implications to US private insurers for 2020 and 2021.

Google has produced a set of mobility reports which break down movement trends over time by geography and across different categories such as retail locations, grocery stores, pharmacies, parks and other recreation, transportation centers, workplaces, and residential areas. These reports are updated on a regular basis. New Hampshire’s report is available here.

IHME has produced projections of cases, hospitalizations, hospital resource use, and deaths due to COVID, as well as measures and projections of the impact of social distancing. The projections are based on multiple sources of data. More information about the IHME methodology can be found here.