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NH to sell rapid tests at state liquor stores

Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 9:32 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2022 at 7:19 PM EST
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CONCORD, N.H. (WCAX) - New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu Wednesday said that while COVID rates are relatively stable those numbers are still quite high.

The state reported 1,024 new infections as of Wednesday, with 401 people hospitalized. The seven-day percent positive average dropped to 16.1%. The governor says he believes many cases are going unreported because of at-home tests. They’re encouraging people to call if their at-home test is positive.

“I talk to people almost every day that say, ‘I gave my son or daughter a test and it’s positive, so we are keeping them home.’ And they are not necessarily reporting that up to the state or federal level and that’s just incredibly common out there,” he said.

Meanwhile, the state will start selling at-home tests for about $13 -- which is at cost. The one million tests will be distributed to the state’s 80 liquor stores in a few weeks. The state is also adding more testing and vaccination sites around the state.

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