TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy reviewed the newest number of presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus and deaths at his Tuesday press conference, where he  announced that CVS will offer self-swab tests at a minimum of 50 New Jersey locations by the end of May, noting, "this is another important step forward as we continue to build testing capacity in our state."

The announcement did not say which locations would have the self-swab tests.

There are 1,055 new cases with 162 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 149,013 positive cases and 10,586 deaths. 

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According to the governor, Hudson County still leads the state in cases with 17,621, followed by Bergen (17,522), Essex (16,686), Passaic (15,371), and Union (15,031), with 778 under investigation.  There are a total of 1,474 deaths in Bergen County, while Essex County continues to lead the state in fatalities with 1,5465

"I can't emphasize enough how important the hospitalization, ICU and ventilator numbers are to our thinking about the road back," said Murphy. "They are perhaps the most vital data points we received."

Patient discharges (173) were up compared to the new admissions (161.)  

 

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