TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy released the newest number of positive cases of COVID-19 and deaths from around the state at his Wednesday afternoon press conference where he also discussed the importance of expanded contact tracing, and the re-opening of libraries, museums, aquariums, some indoor recreation facilities and limited gym and fitness center services.

There are 317 new cases with 48 new deaths. Statewide, there are 169,892 positive cases and 12,995 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 19,097, and followed by Hudson (18,771), Essex (18,617), Passaic (16,788), and Middlesex (16,640), with 698 under investigation.  There are a total of 1,714 deaths in Bergen County, while Essex County, continues to lead the state with 1,764, according to Governor Murphy.

As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, there were 1,196 patients in the hospital being treated for COVID-19, with 275 patients were in ICU or critical care, and 214 patients on ventilators. There were 77 new COVID admissions to hospitals while 110 live patients were discharged.'s Grand Re-Opening Marketing Specials provide local businesses with social media marketing, content marketing, and brand awareness as well as the flexibility to market in neighboring towns. For more information, visit's Grand Re-Opening Marketing Specials