NJ has 2 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, state officials announce

New Jersey's acting mayor says the state has identified a second positive coronavirus test.


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Acting New Jersey Gov. Sheila Oliver gave a news conference Thursday afternoon along with state health officials and other government leaders.

Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said the first case is a male in his 30s who is in stable condition at a Bergen County hospital.

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The first case is not linked to the Westchester, New York, cases.

There is no further information on the second case. It is not yet known how the two cases got the virus.

Persichilli said the health department is continuing "infection control options" and asking those who were in contact with the patients to self-quarantine.


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