Testing is for adults who meet CDC and state guidelines on who should be tested, including first responders, health care providers and others with symptoms of COVID-19, and those in high-risk groups without symptoms.Those wishing to get tested at a Walmart store must make an appointment in advance at MyQuestCOVIDTest.com. No tests will be offered inside the stores. The tests will be processed by Quest Diagnostics and results should be available in about two days. On Tuesday, the governor announced that the state Division of Consumer Affairs has authorized more than 18,000 licensed pharmacists in New Jersey to administer COVID-19 tests to their customers, and the new order removes the requirement for a prescription. There now are more than 150 private or public sites in New Jersey where the tests are offered. The total number of COVID-19 cases in New Jersey reached 150,399 on Wednesday, with 1,670 new cases reported. The CDC reported 1,504,830 cases nationwide. The number of residents hospitalized Wednesday was 3,405, less than half of what it was four weeks ago, Gov. Murphy said, and the number of those in intensive care units and on ventilators also is decreasing. The number of New Jerseyans who have died of coronavirus is 10,747, with 168 new deaths reported Wednesday.
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