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A nurse extracts a nasal swab from a woman to test her for the COVID-19 coronavirus.
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Lynne Adkins
May 29, 2020 - 1:31 pm
As the number of COVID-19 tests increases, so does the amount of material needed to handle them. Researchers at Rutgers University have discovered a way to keep up with demand. Read more here.
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks about the COVID-19 daily percent positivity numbers on Friday, May 22, 2020.
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KYW Staff
May 27, 2020 - 2:12 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday that the state has met his goal of providing 20,000 coronavirus tests per day by end of May. At his media briefing, the governor pushed more people to be tested. Read more here.
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Hadas Kuznits
May 27, 2020 - 11:05 am
A Fairmount man who had symptoms of the coronavirus for nearly a month is finally recovering at home. His experience shows that a COVID-19 diagnosis can still be a slippery thing. Read more here.
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Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine
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Jim Melwert
May 26, 2020 - 2:30 pm
Pennsylvania health officials say there are now several reports of MIS-C, or multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children, within the state. The CDC said the serious condition is a complication of COVID-19. Read more here.
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Gov. Phil Murphy press conference
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Mike DeNardo
May 25, 2020 - 11:59 am
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says there will be fallout for places like churches and gyms that have opened up in defiance of his orders. Read more here.
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Ocean City, N.J., boardwalk
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Tim Jimenez
May 25, 2020 - 11:27 am
This isn’t the Memorial Day at the shore that many beachgoers were dreaming about a few months ago. Read more here,
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A field at East Redding Little League is locked on Friday, May 8, 2020.
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Dave Uram
May 25, 2020 - 10:45 am
While there won’t be a Little League World Series in 2020, because of the coronavirus pandemic, that doesn’t mean youth baseball and softball can’t take place. Read more here.
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Mark Abrams
May 25, 2020 - 7:47 am
A Villanova professor who teaches a class on the role of medicine in literature and doctors’ use of writing as a means of escape, says books can be just the prescription we need in this time of pandemic. Read more here.
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ECI Comfort in Bensalem is offering air scrubbers to first responders, health care workers, and other front line workers.
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Antionette Lee
May 24, 2020 - 11:13 am
A Bucks County woman won a free air scrubber for her sister, a COVID-19 survivor, in a contest she heard about on KYW Newsradio. But the story didn't stop there. Read more here.
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Pat Loeb
May 24, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia has begun hiring people to keep track of who's been exposed to COVID-19, in hopes of preventing the spread of the virus. Read more here.
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