TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy released the latest positive cases of COVID-19 and deaths from around the state at his Monday afternoon press conference, where he also cautioned that state may be forced to remain in Stage 2 of its recovery plan longer than expected due to recently released numbers.

In New Jersey, there are 216 new cases with 20 new deaths. Statewide, there are 173,611 positive cases and 13,373 deaths, and 1856 probably COVID deaths.

According to Murphy, Bergen County has 19,655 positive cases, and followed by Hudson (18,990), Essex (18,895), Passaic (16,963), and Middlesex (16,957), with 695 under investigation.  There are a total of 1745 deaths in Bergen County, while Essex County, continues to lead the state with 1,800, according to Governor Murphy.

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As of 10 p.m. Sunday, Murphy noted there were 861 patients in the hospital being treated for COVID-19, with 187 patients were in ICU or critical care, and 152 patients on ventilators. There were 65 live patients discharges from the hospital.

Additionally, Murphy announced that he will scale back his daily press briefings to three a week. Bergen County Executive James Tedesco has scaled his release of county information to twice a week in late June.

 

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