Gov. Chris Sununu apparently can't shake the flu like symptoms that led him to take three COVID-19 tests on Wednesday and is getting checked out at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

Sununu put himself into quarantine on Wednesday morning when he woke up with symptoms "similar to COVID."

Out of an abundance of caution Sununu said he took two rapid antigen tests, which came back negative, and then followed up with a PCR test, which confirmed the negative," Sununu said via his official Twitter account. He postponed an executive council meeting as a result.

Friday morning he was still experiencing the symptoms, according to Chief of Staff Jayne Millerick.

“Governor Sununu is being evaluated by Portsmouth Hospital this morning as a precautionary measure to determine the cause of the flu-like symptoms he has been experiencing this week. More information will be shared as it becomes available," Millerick said in a statement.

A tweet by WMUR Friday afternoon showed Sununu being brought to the hospital via ambulance.

Many took to the social media platform to wish the governor well including Senate President Chuck Morse who is next in line to serve as governor.


Millerick told Seacoast Current the governor has been resting and working from home since Wednesday.

According to the CDC symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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