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.
Gov. Phil Murphy held a coronavirus briefing. Watch the news conference below.
- Murphy spoke with the owners of the Jets and Giants about what the next football season might look like, though he added it's "too early to tell."
- Walmart and Quest Diagnostics will offer self-administered, self-swab tests in Garfield, North Bergen, Kearny, Flemington, Burlington, Howell and Mount Laurel.
- Walmart is establishing appointment-only, drive-up testing that will operate three days per week between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.
- The state Health Department has shipped 90,000 test kits to the Office of Emergency Management for use by nursing homes in need.
- Plans are underway to bring more mobile testing to cities, with a particular
- "A strong testing program is one of the foundational principles for our Road Back," Murphy said.
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- Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli issued a warning about contact tracing schemes via text message.
- There have been thousands of reported incidents involving people receiving text messages from purported contact tracers claiming someone they know has been infected with COVID-19 and they need personal information as part of the tracking process.
- In some newer cases, the suspects ask people to click on a link in the text message to speak with a contact tracer.
- Contact tracers will not ask for personal information such as a social security number in a text message or on the phone, Persichilli said.
- “There’s a special place in h--l for people doing that,” Murphy said.
- There are 1,670 new positives, bringing the statewide total to 150,399.
- The death roll rose to 10,747 after the state reported another 168 deaths.
- There are 4,349 lab-confirmed deaths in nursing homes.
- Daily hospitalizations stand at 3,405 people.
- There are 969 patients in ICUs and 750 vent are on ventilators.
- There are 15 confirmed cases of multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children in New Jersey — up from 12 on Tuesday.
Social distancing enforcement
- About half a dozen businesses were cited Tuesday for operating illegally under the stay-at-home order.
Latest official numbers:
As of Wednesday morning, New Jersey has 149,013 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with the state's coronavirus death toll rising to 10,586.
For a list of drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in New Jersey, click here.
Call New Jersey's coronavirus hotline at 1-800-222-1222. You can also click here for additional information.