TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy continued to point to positive trends at his Tuesday press conference, including the diminishing rates of hospitalizations due to the virus and that a majority of the State's 21 counties now report that the rate the virus is doubling is 30 days or longer.

For the period ending at 10 p.m. on Monday, May 4, Murphy reported 2,494 new positive test results bringing the State's total to 130,593.  Hospitalization cases stood at 5,328, which the Governor said was a significant decrease from a few weeks ago. 

The number of hospitalizations resulting stays in the Intensive Care (ICU) or Cardiac Care (CCU) dropped to 1,534, as did the number of those patients requiring a ventilator (1,169).  Both statistics show one full week of declining numbers, Murphy noted.

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According to Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli, there were 257,586 tests with 100,557 positive results, a 39.05 percent positive rate.

The Governor reported 334 new deaths bringing the State's overall total to 8,244.

According to Murphy, Bergen County continues to lead the state in cases with 16,460, followed by Hudson (16,099), Essex (14,840), Passaic (13,797), and Union (13,503) with 550 under investigation.  There were a total of 1,251 deaths in Bergen County, while Essex County continues to have the highest number of deaths in the state with 1319.

Bergen County Executive James Tedesco announced that there are 16,504 presumptive positive cases in the county as of 12 noon Tuesday. Locally, Hasbrouck Heights has 184 cases, Wood-Ridge 133 cases, and Teterboro 5. Hackensack continues to have the most cases in Bergen County with 1,120. 

(*Denotes municipality contracts with the Bergen County Health Department)

*Allendale: 58
*Alpine: 22
Bergenfield: 747
Bogota: 156
Carlstadt: 90
*Cliffside Park: 446
Closter: 81
*Cresskill: 104
*Demarest: 43
*Dumont: 288
*East Rutherford: 128
*Edgewater: 128
*Elmwood Park: 484
Emerson: 178
Englewood: 723
Englewood Cliffs: 49
Fair Lawn: 578
*Fairview: 330
Fort Lee: 419
*Franklin Lakes: 138
Garfield: 712
*Glen Rock: 109
Hackensack: 1,210
*Harrington Park: 28
Hasbrouck Heights: 184
*Haworth: 34
Hillsdale: 104
Ho-Ho-Kus: 44
Leonia: 104
*Little Ferry: 178
*Lodi: 604
*Lyndhurst: 351
Mahwah: 237
*Maywood: 210
Midland Park: 84
Montvale: 68
*Moonachie: 60
New Milford: 422
*North Arlington: 239
*Northvale: 50
*Norwood: 71
*Oakland: 212
Old Tappan: 57
*Oradell: 165
Palisades Park: 228
Paramus: 877
*Park Ridge: 140
Ramsey: 115
Ridgefield: 178
Ridgefield Park: 242
Ridgewood: 280
River Edge: 132
River Vale: 100
*Rochelle Park: 143
*Rockleigh: 84
*Rutherford: 177
*Saddle Brook: 288
Saddle River: 71
*South Hackensack: 56
Teaneck: 1,006
Tenafly: 151
*Teterboro: 5
*Upper Saddle River: 50
Waldwick: 125
Wallington: 154
Washington Township: 94
Westwood: 191
*Woodcliff Lake: 111
*Wood-Ridge: 133
*Wyckoff: 277
Bergen County - No Town Attribution: 369

Total: 16,504


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