Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Sunday, March 22, 2020

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Posted at 7:40 AM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 14:27:51-04

NEW JERSEY — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New Jersey. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.

2 p.m.
The number of coronavirus cases in New Jersey rose by 590 to 1,914 on Sunday, Gov. Phil Murphy said.

There were four additional deaths since Saturday, bringing the total coronavirus-related fatalities to 20.

The governor, speaking during a teleconference with reporters Sunday afternoon, announced new virtual health and mental health options that will be made available to residents. The services will be offered without copays.

11 a.m.
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop is speaking about the spread of coronavirus in the city’s police department.

Watch the news conference below:

9:30 a.m.
New Jersey's first drive-thru coronavirus testing facility in Paramus was open for about an hour before it reached capacity and closed for the day on Sunday. About 350 tests were administered.

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco said the Bergen Community College FEMA test site will reopen Monday at 8 a.m.

"Bergen County has the most COVID-19-related cases in the state, with five deaths," Tedesco said in a statement. "It is important that we test as many symptomatic residents as possible. We encourage those coming to the FEMA test site to please remain patient as we continue the process of administering tests.”

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7:30 a.m.
Sunday marks the first full day of enforcement for New Jersey's stay-at-home order, which forced the closure of all non-essential businesses across the state.

The executive order was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Saturday in an effort to combat the growing coronavirus outbreak.

For a full list of businesses that will remain open during the order, click here.

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Call New Jersey's coronavirus hotline at 1-800-222-1222. You can also click here for additional information.