Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire announced the deployment of another 100 National Guard personnel to assist the state's healthcare system in the wake of an increase in Covid-19 cases.
Sununu stated at a Covid-19 news briefing on Thursday that some 30 guard members will be dispatched to long-term care facilities and 70 to hospitals that provide critical care.
According to data provided by the state's health department, new daily cases during the preceding seven days averaged 1,766 new infections, a 55 percent rise compared to the previous seven-day period.
Sununu said in early December that 70 National Guard personnel would be deployed to assist hospitals in areas where the need is greatest, aiding with activities that will allow for a more efficient operation.