TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy updated the latest presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus as reported during his press conference with officials on Wednesday afternoon.

State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli reported there were 736 new cases with 18 new deaths. Statewide, there are 4402  positive cases and 62 deaths in total as of Wednesday, per the health commissioner.

Murphy noted the "numbers are sobering but not surprising as testing ramps up."

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Bergen County had 89 new cases and 1 new death. The county has a total of 819 positive cases, the largest number in the state. 

According to Bergen County Executive James Tedesco, as of Wednesday night at 6pm, Bergen County has 857 total presumptive positive cases throughout 67 of the county's municipalities. There are 15 deaths in the county.

Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge each have 9 presumptive positive cases, according to Tedesco.

On Monday, Hasbrouck Heights Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Helfant announced in an email to the district that one parent has tested positive

Murphy signed an Administrative Order designating additional businesses to the list of essential retail businesses allowed to be open. These include: 

  • a. Mobile phone retail and repair shops.
  • b. Bicycle shops, but only to provide service and repair.
  • c. Livestock feed stores.
  • d. Nurseries and garden centers.
  • e. Farming equipment stores.

It also clarified that municipalities have the discretion to impose additional restrictions to local beaches and boardwalks. 

Bergen County local towns/cases are as follows:

Carlstadt: 7

East Rutherford: 3

Garfield: 19

Hackensack: 39

Hasbrouck Heights 9

Little Ferry: 6

Lodi: 20

Maywood: 8

Moonachie: 2

Rochelle Park: 3

Rutherford: 6

South Hackensack: 2

Wood-Ridge: 9


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