TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state during his Wednesday afternoon press conference, where he also announced the long-awaited news that pediatric, as well as developmentally- and intellectually-disabled, residents of long-term care facilities in the state will soon be permitted to visit with loved one's indoors.

In New Jersey, there were 396 new cases reported, with 27 new deaths. Statewide, there are 176,278 positive cases and 13,660 deaths, and 1,974 probable COVID-19 deaths.

According to Murphy, Bergen County has 19,927 positive cases, and followed by Hudson (19,219), Essex (19,100), Passaic (17,127), and Middlesex (17,119), with 644 under investigation.  There are a total of 1,761 deaths in Bergen County, while Essex County, continues to lead the state with 1,830, according to Governor Murphy.

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As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, Murphy noted there were 923 patients in the hospital being treated for COVID-19, with 151 patients were in ICU or critical care, and 78 patients on ventilators. 


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