TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy released the newest number of positive cases of COVID-19 and deaths from around the state during his Thursday afternoon press conference where he also expounded on the recently enacted travel advisory for visitors coming for state with a rising number of coronavirus cases.

There are 406 new cases with 26 new deaths. Statewide, there are 170,196 positive cases. He also noted 1,854 "probable COVID deaths," bringing the state's total to 14,872 deaths.

Per a previous statement by Bergen County Executive James Tedesco, Bergen County will only report the county's numbers twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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According to Murphy, Bergen County has 19,167 cases, and followed by Hudson (18,775), Essex (18,638), Passaic (16,819), and Middlesex (16,667), with 706 "unassigned."  There are a total of 1,716 deaths in Bergen County, while Essex County, continues to lead the state with 1,774, according to Governor Murphy.

As of 10 p.m. Wednesday, there were 1,182 patients in the hospital being treated for COVID-19, with 252 patients were in ICU or critical care, and 210 patients on ventilators. There were 56 new COVID admissions to hospitals while 108 live patients were discharged.

 

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