TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy released the newest number of positive cases of COVID-19 and deaths from around the state during his Monday afternoon press conference where he also announced the postponement of indoor dining at restaurants, which was set to take effect on Thursday, July 2.

There are 156 new cases with 18 new deaths. Statewide, there are 171,272 positive cases and 13,138 deaths, and 1854 probably COVID deaths, said the governor who suggested there was a "technical issue" with the reporting of numbers.

According to Murphy, Bergen County has 19,375, and followed by Hudson (18,838), Essex (18,731), Passaic (16,876), and Middlesex (16,764), with 636 under investigation.  There are a total of 1,722 deaths in Bergen County, while Essex County, continues to lead the state with 1,784, according to Governor Murphy.

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As of 10 p.m. Sunday, there were 978 patients in the hospital being treated for COVID-19, with 225 patients were in ICU or critical care, and 185 patients on ventilators. There were 70 live patients discharges from the hospital, with 45 new admissions.

 

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