EWING (AP) — New Jersey has no cases of the new coronavirus, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday.
Murphy, a Democrat, spoke from a state police facility alongside Cabinet and other officials, including Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli. Persichilli said one person in New Jersey is under investigation, but was not hospitalized and did not have a fever.
Monday's news conference was the governor's latest update on the virus, which has resulted in a global death toll over 3,000, with the number of people infected topping 89,000.
Murphy last month set up a task force to prepare for handling the virus, and Persichilli said a crisis management team has been meeting daily.
In the United States, the number of cases climbed to at least 91, and the country recorded its second death, both of them in Washington state.
Health officials said the latest victim was a man in his 70s from a nursing facility near Seattle, in a region where researchers believe the virus may have been circulating for weeks undetected.