TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced the newest number of presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus and deaths at his Friday morning press conference.

There were 3,627 new cases with 233 new deaths. Statewide, there are 54,588 positive cases and 1,932 deaths in total as of Friday morning. 

Bergen County Executive James Tedesco announced that as of 8 a.m. Friday, April 10, there were 473 new presumptive positive cases identified in Bergen County; for a County total of 8,928. He noted that 46 more residents had died for a total of 390 deaths.

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Tedesco announced Thursday his office is no longer reporting cases by individual municipalities.

The Governor announced Bergen County continues to lead the state in cases with 8,928, and followed by Essex (6,580), Hudson (6,411), Union (5,575), Middlesex(5,060) and Passaic (5,017) There are 390 cases still under investigation.

The state is beginning to report the racial breakdown of those dying from coronavirus. The breakdown the New Jersey residents who've died of COVID-19:

* 64% were white
* 20% were Black or African-American
* 17% were Hispanic/Latino
* 6% were Asian
* Less than 1% were Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Judith Persichilli, Department of Health Commissioner, noted that there are 7,570 people hospitalized with COVID-19 or under investigation. Of those 1,679 are in critical care, and 1,663 of those people are on ventilators. She noted that 682 people were discharged, "an important point to note," she added.

Overall, there have been a 105,611 tests administered, with 46,676 testing positive, or 44.2.%, according to Persichilli. 

 

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