A new saliva test for the coronavirus developed by Rutgers University could more than double the amount of daily testing in New Jersey, with results in less than 48 hours, providing hope for a rapid expansion of testing as part of a larger strategy to reopen the state, officials said Thursday.

The test, which uses saliva instead of a swab that is inserted deep into the nose or throat, will be administered to 10,000 people a day as soon as next week, said Brian Strom, chancellor Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Currently, between 7,000 to 9,000 people in New Jersey are tested each day.  To read the full story or to watch the governor’s coronavirus update where it was discussed.