Sununu urges residents to ‘buckle down’ for omicron surge

Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 11:34 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 12, 2022 at 4:23 PM EST
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CONCORD, N.H. (WCAX) - New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu Wednesday urged Granite State residents to “buckle down” as the surge of the omicron variant is likely to last for weeks.

The daily case count for New Hampshire as of Wednesday was 2,438, boosting the percent positive rate to around 21%. Hospitals are also close to capacity with 415 COVID patients.

“My sense is that hospitalizations will still be at very high capacity, at least over the next four, five, six, seven weeks, if not longer potentially. Because when you go into the hospital for COVID, if you have to be in the ICU, you are not there for a week or two, you are there for four, five, six, weeks in itself,” Sununu said.

The state is now averaging about 10 deaths per day. The governor said they will now be reporting deaths with a weekly average.

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