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.
Gov. Phil Murphy held his daily coronavirus press conference with new updates. Watch in full below.
- New Jersey now has 54,588 COVID-19 cases, Murphy says.
- 7,570 patients hospitalized, 1,679 of which require critical or intensive care.
- 682 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the hospital in New Jersey.
- State death toll now stands at 1,932 after 233 additional fatalities since Thursday.
- Gov. Murphy reminded people to continue social distancing during Easter weekend, saying that staying apart this year ensures we will be together next year.
- Gov. Murphy signing order allowing temporary home confinement for certain low-risk prison inmates whose current age or health status puts them at greater risk for COVID-19 complications.
- Within NJ correctional facilities, there are currently 129 employees with coronavirus, 20 inmates infected, and there has been one inmate fatality due to COVID-19. This inmate was at the New Jersey State Correctional Facility.
- NJ counties with most positive cases: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Union, Middlesex.
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop announced on the PIX11 Morning News a $3 million relief fund to help local non-profits and low-income residents dealing with the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
As of early Friday morning, New Jersey COVID-19 cases stand at 51,027, with the state’s death toll now at 1,700.