New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) on Wednesday evening reported the Garden State’s first hypothetical instance of coronavirus.
Murphy said the patient being referred to was a man in his 30s who has been hospitalized in Bergen County since Tuesday, including that an examination is as yet in progress.
“My organization is working strongly to keep residents safe and contain the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey,” Murphy said in an announcement. “We pay attention to this circumstance very and have been planning for this for a considerable length of time. I ask inhabitants to keep quiet and use assets for the New Jersey Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control to get ready and forestall the spread of contamination.”
“Protecting the general’s wellbeing is perhaps the most noteworthy need and my Administration is set up to react quickly to any extra positive instances of COVID-19 here in New Jersey,” Murphy included.
Tonight, Acting Governor @LtGovOliver and I are announcing the first presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus, or #COVID19, in New Jersey. The individual, a male in his 30s, is hospitalized in Bergen County and has been hospitalized since March 3rd. pic.twitter.com/E2QtB1Wzut
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) March 5, 2020
“Our Administration has been organizing overall degrees of government, and with our bureaucratic accomplices, to guarantee that we are dynamic and drawn in with readiness and reaction plan,” included Acting Gov. Sheila Oliver (D).
Oliver is filling in as acting representative while Murphy experiences medical procedures to expel a mass on his kidney.