TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy releaseD the newest number of positive cases of COVID-19 and deaths from around the state at this Wednesday afternoon press conference, where he also announced the latest mask requirements, outdoor dining, and the state's budget gap. 

He also addressed the long lines and residents' frustrations at the re-opening of the state's Motor Vehicle Commission offices on Monday.

In New Jersey, there are 335 new cases with 53 new deaths. Statewide, there are 174,039 positive cases and 13,476 deaths, and 1947 probably COVID deaths.

According to Murphy, Bergen County has 19,732 positive cases, and followed by Hudson (19,024), Essex (18,920), Passaic (16,978), and Middlesex (16,956), with 656 under investigation.  There are a total of 1749 deaths in Bergen County, while Essex County, continues to lead the state with 1,805, according to Governor Murphy.

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As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, Murphy noted there were 935 patients in the hospital being treated for COVID-19, with 175 patients were in ICU or critical care, and 142 patients on ventilators. There were 70 live patients discharges from the hospital.

 

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