TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy did not hold a daily press briefing on Sunday, but appeared during New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's press conference to announce a Regional State Purchasing Consortium, along with other states in the northeast.

The regional buying consortium was launched to jointly procure PPE, tests, ventilators, and other needed medical equipment. The program will increase market power and bring down prices, according to Cuomo, "which will make us more competitive in the international marketplace and save taxpayers money." The states in the effort include Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and New York.

Murphy appeared along with Cuomo and the governors from Connecticut, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Murphy noted "we shouldn’t be competing against each other for lifesaving resources."

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Murphy also released the latest statewide numbers on Sunday. There were 3,144 new positive test results, making the statewide total 126,744. He also reported another 137 COVID-19 deaths bringing New Jersey's total to 7,871. 

Statewide, there are 1,623 patients in either critical or intensive care, and 1,198 patients on ventilators. 

A total of 246,410 tests have been administered, with 98,088 testing positive, a 40.4% positive rate.

According to Murphy, Bergen County continues to lead the state in cases with 16,185, followed by Hudson (15,769), Essex (14,521), Passaic (13,364), and Union (13,225), with 641 under investigation.  Essex County continues to have the highest number of deaths in the state with 1,282 while Bergen County has 1,210.

Bergen County Executive James Tedesco announced that there are 16,334 presumptive positive cases in the county as of 12 noon Sunday. Locally, Hasbrouck Heights has 188 cases, Wood-Ridge 129 cases, and Teterboro 5. Hackensack continues to have the most cases in Bergen County with 1,190. 

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

*Allendale: 59
*Alpine: 22
Bergenfield: 747
Bogota: 162
Carlstadt: 90
*Cliffside Park: 441
Closter: 77
*Cresskill: 101
*Demarest: 45
*Dumont: 288
*East Rutherford: 128
*Edgewater: 126
*Elmwood Park: 484
Emerson: 171
Englewood: 716
Englewood Cliffs: 52
Fair Lawn: 574
*Fairview: 329
Fort Lee: 411
*Franklin Lakes: 139
Garfield: 703
*Glen Rock: 105
Hackensack: 1,190
*Harrington Park: 28
Hasbrouck Heights: 188
*Haworth: 34
Hillsdale: 107
Ho-Ho-Kus: 44
Leonia: 106
*Little Ferry: 175
*Lodi: 598
*Lyndhurst: 344
Mahwah: 244
*Maywood: 210
Midland Park: 84
Montvale: 68
*Moonachie: 60
New Milford: 413
*North Arlington: 245
*Northvale: 50
*Norwood: 69
*Oakland: 211
Old Tappan: 57
*Oradell: 165
Palisades Park: 227
Paramus: 862
*Park Ridge: 138
Ramsey: 114
Ridgefield: 178
Ridgefield Park: 242
Ridgewood: 281
River Edge: 131
River Vale: 100
*Rochelle Park: 140
*Rockleigh: 82
*Rutherford: 179
*Saddle Brook: 286
Saddle River: 64
*South Hackensack: 52
Teaneck: 1,001
Tenafly: 151
*Teterboro: 5
*Upper Saddle River: 49
Waldwick: 123
Wallington: 156
Washington Township: 93
Westwood: 186
*Woodcliff Lake: 108
*Wood-Ridge: 129
*Wyckoff: 280
Bergen County - No Town Attribution: 317

Total: 16,334

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