TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state at his Monday press conference, where he also announced the resumption of contact sports practices and new state guidance for all-remote learning.

In New Jersey, there were 177 new cases reported, with 9 new deaths. Statewide, there are 176,963 positive cases and 13,741 deaths, and 1,974 probable COVID-19 deaths. But Murphy noted there was "some noise in our data" as there was "data reporting issues" with one of the labs which he said skewed the numbers. Health Commissioner Judith Perischilli said that the state was having issues receiving the results electronically from Quest Labs, and Monday's reporting did not include those results.

According to Murphy, Bergen County has 20,034 positive cases, and followed by Hudson (19,263), Essex (19,121), Passaic (17,172), and Middlesex (17,168), with 650 under investigation.  There are a total of 1,765 deaths in Bergen County, while Essex County, continues to lead the state with 1,838, according to Governor Murphy.

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As of 10 p.m. Sunday, Murphy noted there were 798 patients in the hospital being treated for COVID-19, with 146 patients were in ICU or critical care, and 72 patients on ventilators. There were 43 live patients discharged from the hospital, according to the governor.


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