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Virus Hotline’s Open

Virus Hotline's Open

By Vince Conti

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TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) has opened a hotline for the public regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, officially named 2019-nCoV. The number is 1-800-222-1222. The DOH website reminds residents that there have been no confirmed cases of the virus in New Jersey. The Johns Hopkins Center for System Engineering tracks and visualizes the spread of the virus using up-to-date data from both the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control. 
As of Feb. 24, at 8:23 a.m., the Hopkins site listed 79,524 cases confirmed worldwide. The contagion has resulted in 2,626 deaths with 25,160 individuals listed as recovered.
The United States has confirmed 35 cases of the virus, with no deaths and five individuals designated recovered.
Mainland China has experienced 89% of all confirmed cases and 99% of all deaths from the virus.
The Hopkins visualization site is available at

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