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State: Positive COVID-19 cases in NJ surpass 150K; 168 additional deaths reported

Gov. Phil Murphy and state officials discuss the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in New Jersey.

News 12 Staff

May 20, 2020, 1:48 PM

Updated 1,468 days ago

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State: Positive COVID-19 cases in NJ surpass 150K; 168 additional deaths reported
Gov. Phil Murphy says coronavirus testing is expanding in the state, with Walmart offering self-administered swab tests beginning next week.
The governor said Wednesday that Walmart stores in seven towns across the state will offer drive-up tests from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Next week testing will be offered Tuesday because of Memorial Day. Appointments are required, and people can schedule a test through Quest Diagnostics.
The locations are: Burlington, Flemington, Garfield, Howell, Kearny, Mount Laurel and North Bergen.
New Jersey reported about 1,700 more positive cases overnight, bringing the total to 150,000. Murphy said there were 168 more deaths over the same period putting the death toll at 10,747.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.
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The statewide total number of coronavirus cases in New Jersey now stands at 150,399 cases, after Gov. Phil Murphy just announced 1,670 new cases. The governor also announced 168 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 10,747.
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