TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around the New Jersey during his Monday afternoon press briefing where he also announced that he will expand the COVID-19 eligibility for teachers, the homeless, clergy, and other frontline essential workers.

There were 2,668 new PCR cases reported and 643 antigen tests, with 21 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 704,362 positive PCR cases, 88,134 positive antigen cases, and 20,942 deaths, and 2,331 probable COVID-19 fatalities. 

Bergen County continues to have the most cases with 69,169, followed by Middlesex (67,818), Essex (67,690), Hudson (63,868), and Passaic (52,170.)

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Bergen County had the most new overnight cases with 319. Four counties reported over 200 new cases, Hudson (254), Essex (253), Monmouth (249), and Middlesex (205.)

Six counties recorded over 100 new cases, Ocean (173), Union (159), Morris (143), Camden (133), Passaic (123), and Burlington (101.)

As of 10 p.m. Sunday, there were 1,865 people hospitalized, with 1,729 testing positive and 136 awaiting test results. There were 387 patients in ICU and 226 on ventilators.

 

 

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