NJ hits goal of 20K daily coronavirus tests, a key milestone for reopening

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Posted at 4:48 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 16:48:37-04

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey surpassed its goal a few days early of conducting at least 20,000 coronavirus tests per day, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday.

The Democrat announced the state had exceeded the threshold on the Saturday and Tuesday bookends of Memorial Day weekend.

The state is using the tests as a barometer for reopening the economy.

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said that the "best tool in our toolkit" is quarantining positive cases and in order to do that, "you need to find the positives."