Covid-19 State News

New Jersey : Friday, October 2, 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.

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Gov. Phil Murphy holds a COVID-19 roundtable discussion Watch in video below.

COVID-19 in NJ

  • We can only defeat the virus if we work together
  • Trump Bedminster fundraiser: Murphy said the (COVID-19) test “you get today is not really worth much.” Self quarantine and get tested in a few days.

Daily health indicators

  • New cases: 796 (Statewide total: 206,629) (190 of those cases are in Ocean County.)
  • 519 people are hospitalized, 98 are in ICUs and 36 are on ventilators.
  • New deaths: 4 (Death toll: 14,344)
  • The daily percent positive for test: 2.47%
  • The statewide rate of transmission: 1.19


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COVID-19 in Ocean County

  • Between 9/24 and 9/30, 1,214 COVID-19 cases were reported in Ocean County, Health Commissioner Judith Perischilli said. 840 of those cases in Lakewood, NJ.
  • There have been reports of large gatherings where social distancing and mask wearing were not consistent.
  • Lakewood houses are large and multigenerational.
    • Isolate in a separate room. If that can’t be done, isolate in a separate location.
    • If a family member has an underlying condition, consider having them quarantine at a different location.
  • Today’s positivity rate in Ocean County: 15.85 — in Lakewood: 27.82
  • Rabbis have spoken to their congregation to wear mask and social distance.
Recent numbers

As of Friday afternoon, there were 206,629 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Jersey with 14,344 confirmed coronavirus fatalities.

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