TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy did not hold a press conference on Sunday but did release the newest number of positive cases of COVID-19 and deaths from around the state. However, the governor did appear on a Sunday morning network television show, calling for the federal government to mandate face coverings in light of the spike of positive COVID cases throughout southern states.

In New Jersey, there are 398 new cases with 23 new deaths. Statewide, there are 173,402 positive cases and 13,355 deaths, and 1856 probably COVID deaths.

According to Murphy, Bergen County has 19,625 positive cases, and followed by Hudson (18,976), Essex (18,887), Passaic (16,954), and Middlesex (16,954), with 685 under investigation.  There are a total of 1743 deaths in Bergen County, while Essex County, continues to lead the state with 1,799, according to Governor Murphy.

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As of 10 p.m. Saturday, Murphy noted there were 917 patients in the hospital being treated for COVID-19, with 210 patients were in ICU or critical care, and 151 patients on ventilators. There were 95 live patients discharges from the hospital.


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