Gov. Murphy: 1,055 new cases of COVID-19; in-person car sales to resume Wednesday

Gov. Phil Murphy says car and motorcycle dealers, along with bike shops, can reopen from the coronavirus shutdown for in-person sales.

News 12 Staff

May 19, 2020, 2:23 PM

Updated 1,518 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy says car and motorcycle dealers, along with bike shops, can reopen from the coronavirus shutdown for in-person sales.
Murphy said Tuesday the businesses could open as of 6 a.m. Wednesday. The governor says two-week trends for hospitalizations, the use of ventilators and intensive care units for patients are down across the state. He also says the state is revising how it tracks nursing home deaths so that it aligns with the overall death toll it reports daily.
Pharmacists will also be authorized to administer COVID-19 tests without a prescription under an order Murphy announced.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.
Additional information below:
The statewide total number of coronavirus cases in New Jersey now stands at 149,013 cases, after Gov. Phil Murphy just announced 1,055 new cases. The governor also announced 162 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 10,586.
For more on today's briefing, click here.
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