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WATCH: Dr. Fauci Talks Coronavirus With NJ Gov. Murphy

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Dr. Anthony Fauci put a focus on New Jersey’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as he joined Gov. Phil Murphy for a Facebook Live chat Thursday morning.

The nation’s top infectious disease expert joined the Democratic governor at 11:15 a.m. on Murphy's Facebook page.

During the conversation, Fauci warned that cases will occur as temps cool and more people gather indoors. He said a plan must be in place to slow the spread.

He also offered advice on how people can protect themselves from the virus.

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NBC New York has more details about Fauci's comments.

New Jersey is still seeing hundreds of daily cases and has been hampered by a rate of transmission over 1 in recent weeks but remains much more stable when it comes to COVID-19 then in the spring when it was one of the nation’s hot spots. There were 588 new CVOID-19 cases reported in the state Thursday.

New Jersey has reported almost 202,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. At least 14,300 people were confirmed to have died from coronavirus-related complications in New Jersey.

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