Covid-19 State News

Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Thursday, May 14, 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.
Gov. Phil Murphy gives his daily coronavirus briefing. Watch in video below.

Beaches reopen by Memorial Day.

  • “The Jersey Shore is where memories are made.”
  • Shore and lakeshores will be open in time for Memorial Day weekend (May 22)
  • Shower pavilions, changing areas and restrooms will reopen.
  • Restroom facilities at parks will reopen
  • Boardwalk restaurants must continue to operate for take-out and delivery only.
  • Amusement parks, playground and visitor centers to remain closed.
  • Aggressively reviewing pool protocols as well as chartered fishing
  • Every New Jersey beach must adhere to the following:
    • Establish capacity limitations
    • Enforce social distancing measures
    • Prohibit contact sports and organized events
    • Implement proper and regular sanitation

Daily indicators

  • State total: 142,701 (1,216 new overnight)
  • Long-term care facilities 27,153 cases (5,168 fatalities involved)
  • New hospitalizations down 66% since peak
  • New fatalities: 224 Death toll: 9,946
  • State has more than 300 National Guard members working long-term care facilities and hospitals
  • Increase in PMIS (pediatric condition associated with COVID-19): 17 reports (Wednesday had 18, one did not fit criteria)

Labor and unemployment:

  • More than $2.7 billion has been deposited to eligible NJ workers who filed for unemployment.
  • NJ is performing better than other states, but it means little to those who are waiting.
  • An additional 139,000 claimants are eligible for unemployment benefits. This is in addition to the tens of thousands who normally get assistance.

Latest official numbers:
As of Tuesday night, New Jersey had 141,560 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with the state’s death toll rising to 9,702.

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