CORONAVIRUS IN NJ: 2,196 new cases, total now 18,696; 69 new deaths, death toll 267

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March 29, 2020 - 2:21 pm

NEWARK (1010 WINS) – Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday reported 2,196 new positive coronavirus cases in New Jersey, bringing the statewide total to 18,696 from 16,636.

Murphy announced 69 new coronavirus related deaths in the state, bringing the death toll to 267.

"This is a reality for all of us," Murphy said. "67 deaths overnight, I cannot be any clearer in my call stay at home. Please do your part to flatten this curve," he added.

Among the coronavirus related deaths in the state was Passaic Firefighter Israel Tolentino, Jr, Murphy reported.

"He became a firefighter just last year and had also served as an EMT. He was only 33 years old. We keep his family and every family who has lost a loved one to coronavirus, in our prayers."

Murphy also announced the opening of  two new testing sites. The testing sites will be located in Middlesex and Camden counties. County residents exhibiting respiratory symptoms will be able to make an appointment for testing.

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