COVID-19 testing

Governor Phil Murphy holds a coronavirus briefing in Newark .
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KYW Staff
May 18, 2020 - 2:13 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed an executive order to allow more recreational activities and related business operations to resume, and he outlined the state’s continued movement through various stages to a new post-pandemimc normal. Read more here.
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Kansas City Royals bench coach Chino Cadahia (15) and St. Louis Cardinals first base coach Chris Maloney (37) exchange line-ups with home plate umpire Rob Drake (30) before a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., May 27, 2013.
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Dave Uram
May 18, 2020 - 9:56 am
Major League Baseball reportedly sent its teams a 67-page draft of safety guidelines on Friday in the event that the season begins. Details surfaced over the weekend. Read more here.
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Touro University Nevada medical students check a box of N95 respirators and surgical masks.
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KYW Staff
May 15, 2020 - 2:29 pm
If someone is asymptomatic and you come in contact with them, could you possibly become asymptomatic to and not even know it, and other questions as KYW Newsradio medical editor Dr. Brian McDonough answers all of your coronavirus-related questions.
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Samples of COVID-19
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Cherri Gregg
May 15, 2020 - 10:58 am
Gov. Tom Wolf announced this week that Pennsylvania will now include LGBT-specific information as part of its COVID-19 data collection. The move comes just as the LGBT-focused Mazzoni Center adds coronavirus testing to its roster of health services.
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David Madden
May 14, 2020 - 12:09 pm
South Jersey officials are awaiting more guidance from the state on how migrant farm workers will be tested for the coronavirus and what to do if any are found to be infected. Read more here.
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Kyasha Tyson
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Cherri Gregg
May 13, 2020 - 9:34 pm
African Americans in Philadelphia are dying of COVID-19 at a much higher rate than the city’s white population. And for most people who test positive survive, the road to recovery can be rough. So some high-risk survivors took to social media to help stop the spread. Read more here.
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Nursing home care
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KYW Staff
May 12, 2020 - 3:12 pm
Long-term care facilities continue to be hit hard by coronavirus, so the Wolf administration has decided to start testing every nursing home resident and employee at least once a week, given the pandemic's tremendous toll on nursing homes. Read the latest here.
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Montgomery County Commissioner Ken Lawrence
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Jim Melwert
May 11, 2020 - 1:11 pm
Montgomery County Commissioner Ken Lawrence tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend and is isolating at home. He says he was shocked, because he had no symptoms. Read more here.
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Extraction of coronavirus at Exton lab
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Lynne Adkins
May 11, 2020 - 11:49 am
Scientists are researching if a drug being tested to treat a skin condition can also help COVID-19 patients. Read more here.
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
May 05, 2020 - 4:46 pm
Philadelphia continues its downward trend in the number of new COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, city officials are trying to salvage programs for youth while the stay-at-home order remains in place, so the summer WorkReady program is still on. Read the latest here.
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