Murphy says there’s a “presumptive” coronavirus case in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – The Murphy Administration announced the first “presumptive” case of coronavirus in New Jersey on Wednesday evening.

“Tonight, Acting Governor @LtGovOliver and I are announcing the first presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus, or , in New Jersey,” said Murphy, who temporarily set aside his gubernatorial duties earlier today for a pre-planned surgical procedure to remove a tumor from his kidney. “The individual, a male in his 30s, is hospitalized in Bergen County and has been hospitalized since March 3rd.”

The Governor made the announcement on Twitter: