TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy released the latest figures related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic during his Monday afternoon press conference, noting that the state crossed a statistical milestone in cases, and Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli warned about the risk of "pandemic fatigue" due to the ongoing health crisis.

Murphy reported 396 new positive COVID-19 test results, pushing the statewide cumulative total since March 4 to 200,154. He also reported two additional COVID-19 deaths, bringing the statewide total of confirmed deaths to 14,278.

The daily positivity for tests from September 17 was 1.81%. The statewide rate of transmission is 1.12

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According to Murphy, Bergen County has 22,197 positive cases, and followed by Essex (20,854), Hudson (20,506), Middlesex (19,116), Passaic (18,832) with 340 under investigation.  

Presently there are 349 patients in NJ hospitals – 185 are COVID-19 positive patients and 164 Persons Under Investigation pending the return of test results. There are 87 patients COVID-19 in intensive care, of them 32 are using ventilators.

Murphy stated, "For the more than 16,000 New Jerseyans we’ve lost to COVID-19 – we cannot give up. This pandemic isn’t over, and it’s all too easy for the numbers to go back up. Keep up with social distancing and masking."


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