Union County Coronavirus Cases Increase To 432 Thursday

Alexis Tarrazi

This article originally appeared on the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Patch

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The total number of positive cases of the new coronavirus reported in Union County on Thursday afternoon has increased to 432.

There were 147 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported on Thursday.

This follows the opening of Union County's first drive-thru testing site at Kean University. (See Related: NJ's 1st County-Run Coronavirus Drive-Through Test Site Opens)

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Gov. Phil Murphy said the issue of reopening schools will not be revisited until April 17.

President Donald Trump declared New Jersey a major disaster area on Thursday as Murphy, speaking during a live press conference, announced a stunning increase in coronavirus cases: 2,492, as well as 19 more deaths. The case total was the largest increase, by far, in any one day in New Jersey, which Murphy attributed largely to increased testing. There are now 6,876 cases in New Jersey and 81 deaths. (See Related: NJ 'Major Disaster' Area: 2,492 New Coronavirus Cases, 19 Deaths)

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