TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy discussed the latest COVID-19 figures from around the New Jersey on Thursday afternoon.

There were 5,967 new PCR cases reported and 1,435 antigen tests, with 94 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 549,840 positive PCR cases, 59,881 positive antigen cases, and 18,162 deaths, and 2,091 probable COVID-19 fatalities. 

According to Murphy, Bergen County still leads the state with the most positive cases with 53,264, followed by Essex (53,161), Middlesex (52,202), Hudson (50,262), Passaic (43,423), with 1,310 under investigation.

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Middlesex County leads the state with 611 new cases. Four counties reported over 500 cases, Essex (591), Bergen (573), Monmouth (524), and Hudson (519.) Ocean County has 499 new cases.

Three counties had over 300 new cases, Camden (342), Union (335), and Passaic (301.)

Four counties had over 200 new cases, Morris (284), Burlington (230), Gloucester (219), and Atlantic (216.)  Three counties reported over 100 new cases, Mercer (160), Somerset (149), and Cumberland (106.)

As of 10 p.m. Wednesday, there were 3,638 people hospitalized, with 644 patients in ICU and 456 on ventilators.

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