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Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Thursday, April 16, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New Jersey. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.

1 p.m.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy gives his daily coronavirus update. Watch in video below.

  • New cases: 4,391 (state total: 75,317)
  • 802 discharged residents
  • New fatalities: 362(state death toll: 3,518)
  • Public schools to remain closed through at least May 15
  • “Outraged” about news bodies were allowed to be piled up in a makeshift morgue at a nursing home. Attorney General will investigate
  • NY will send 100 ventilators to NJ “neighbors look out for each other.”
  • Dr. Richard Besser and former U.S Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to be part of multi-state council
  • NJ Housing and Mortgage Financing Authority suspending all rent increases at 36,000 eligible properties
  • New unemployment claims: 429,000 NJ residents have filed
  • Support health lines open 24/7 Call: 866-202-4357
  • Since March 31, over 8,000 patients discharged
  • 379 assisted long term-care facilities have at least one COVID-19 patient.

9 a.m.
New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy told PIX11 how she organized the upcoming celeb-filled JERSEY 4 JERSEY benefit concert for COVID-19 relief.
Police discover 17 bodies piled into small morgue of Andover nursing home after receiving tip.

Latest official numbers:

As of Wednesday, New Jersey COVID-19 cases stand at 71,030, with the state’s coronavirus death toll rising to 3,156.

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