Covid-19 State News

Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Friday, August 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 held his daily coronavirus briefing. Watch in video below.

Election in NJ

  • Online voter registration system will be effective Sept. 4 to allow new voters to register
  • All active New Jersey voters will receive votes.
  • No sample ballots. You will receive your official .
  • Ballots can be returned to polling stations or secure deposit boxes.
  • Each municipality will open at least one in-person polling site
  • All public schools will close to in-person instruction on Nov. 3

Returning ballots

  • Must be postmarked by Nov. 3
  • Ballot must be received no later than 8 p.m. Nov. 10
  • Ballot without postmarks received by 8 p.m. Nov. 5 will be valid.

Higher education in NJ

  • OSHE will provide $150 million in direct support to colleges and universities to defray costs of COVID-19 responses

Daily numbers

  • Total cases: 187,164 (585 new)
  • 1.63% daily positivity rate
  • Rate of transmission: 0.92
  • Hospitalizations: 514 (278 known COVID-positive patients)
  • 91 in ICU
  • Death toll: 14,064 (10 new confirmed deaths)

8 a.m.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced New Jersey will adopt mail-in ballots for the November election.

5 a.m.
Montclair has joined the growing list of of New Jersey municipalities that, despite the state’s allowance of a return to school buildings, will keep remote learning in the fall of 2020.

Recent numbers
As of Friday afternoon, there were 187,164 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Jersey with 14,064 coronavirus fatalities.

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