TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state during his Wednesday afternoon press conference where he announced signing an Executive Order officially allowing both our public and nonpublic pre-K through 12 schools and our colleges and universities to reopen for upcoming academic year, but any student who chooses to continue remote learning must be accommodated.

In New Jersey, there were 484 new cases reported, with nine new deaths. Statewide, there are 185,938 positive cases and 14,046 deaths, and 1,839 probable COVID-19 fatalities.  

According to Murphy, Bergen County has 20,899 positive cases, and followed by Essex (19,813), Hudson (19,749), Middlesex (17,988), Passaic (17,748) with 740 under investigation.  

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As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, there were 592 people hospitalized, 296 who tested positive, and 296 that are under investigation. There are 111 patients in ICU and 35 on ventilators. There have been 1,788 fatalities in Bergen County from novel coronavirus, according to the Governor.


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