TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the New Jersey on Saturday afternoon, which set the new daily record for positive cases that had been recorded on Thur Jan 7.

There were 6,435 new PCR cases reported and 1,167 antigen tests, with 102 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 523,035 positive PCR cases, and 72,129 positive antigen cases; with 17,795 deaths, and 2,059 probable COVID-19 fatalities. 

According to Murphy, Bergen County leads the state with the most positive cases with 50,967, followed by Essex (50,882), Middlesex (49,386), Hudson (47,899), Passaic (42,085), with 1,354 under investigation.

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Middlesex County leads the state with 610 new cases. Three counties reported more than 500 new cases, Essex (560), Hudson (549) and Monmouth (506).

Four counties reported more than 400 new cases, Bergen (476), Ocean (443), Union (420) and Camden (412.) Morris County has 342 new cases.

Four counties reported more than 200 new cases, Burlington (298), Gloucester (280), Passaic (271), and Mercer (216).  Four counties reported more than 100 new cases, Somerset (192), Atlantic (176), Cumberland (153), and Sussex (149).

As of 10 p.m. Fri Jan 8, there were 3,638 people hospitalized, with 652 patients in ICU and 423 on ventilators.


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