News in the Time of COVID-19

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Welcome, readers, to your weekly coronavirus update.

We don’t need to tell you what’s happening right now, however, it’s our job to do so, so bear with us for a brief recap. As of Wednesday, there were two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, and the disease it causes, COVID-19, in Livingston. Additionally, there were more than 200,000 reported global cases and more than 8,000 deaths related to the virus. At that time, the United States cases approached 6,500, including 108 deaths. In New Jersey, we have 427 positive cases, and five deaths, as of 2 p.m. on Wednesday. All U.S. numbers are likely much higher, as we are testing the smallest percentage of our population of any developed nation. On Monday, as President Trump suggested the U.S. outbreak could extend late into the summer, the federal government said Americans should avoid groups larger than 10 people.

 

 

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