Coronavirus updates: 3rd death in N.J.; first pediatric case; massive closures and curfew paralyze social routines; Everything you need to know. (03/17/2020)
New Jersey residents are waking up to a new coronavirus reality Tuesday with unprecedented statewide closures and restrictions on businesses, the final day when schools are permitted to remain open and news of the third coronavirus death as statewide cases have increased to 178.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced late Monday a man in his 90s died from coronavirus at Hackensack University Medical Center. The number of coronavirus cases in the state soaredfrom 98 on Sunday to at least 178 on Monday.
In addition, casinos in Atlantic City are closed for the foreseeable future and Murphy urged people to avoid n…