TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy released the newest number of positive cases of COVID-19 and deaths from around the state at his Monday afternoon press conference where he also announced guidance for indoor dining and the re-opening of casinos in the coming weeks.

There are 359 new cases with 27 new deaths. Statewide, there are 169,415 positive cases and 12,895 deaths. 

Per a previous statement by Bergen County Executive James Tedesco, Bergen County will begin reporting county numbers twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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According to Murphy, Bergen County has 19,037, and followed by Hudson (18,755), Essex (18,578), Passaic (16,772), and Middlesex (16,618), with 656 under investigation.  There are a total of 1,701 deaths in Bergen County, while Essex County, continues to lead the state with 1,761, according to Governor Murphy.

As of 10 p.m. Sunday, there were 1,029 patients in the hospital being treated for COVID-19, with 287 patients were in ICU or critical care, and 213 patients on ventilators. The Field Medical Stations were treating 15 patients. 

There were 46 new COVID admissions to hospitals while 70 live patients were discharged.

 

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