TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy during his daily press conference on Thursday afternoon announced 2,633 new positive test results, pushing the statewide total to 118,652. He also reported another 460 COVID-19 deaths, the largest one-day total to date, bringing New Jersey's total of loss of life to 7,228.
As of Wednesday night’s reporting, there were 6,137 patients hospitalized for COVID-19, the lowest since April 2, said Murphy. The field medical stations reported 50 patients. Statewide, there are 1,765 patients in either critical or intensive care, and 1,271 patients on ventilators, which is the lowest since April 4. There were 502 new hospitalizations and 514 "live" discharges.
A total of 222,241 tests have been administered, with 92,975 testing positive, a 41.83% positive rate.
According to Murphy, Bergen County continues to lead the state in cases with 15,610, followed by Hudson (14,916), Essex (13,682), Union (12.578), and Passaic (12,449) with 478 under investigation. There are a total of 1,136 deaths in Bergen County, while Essex County continues to have the highest number of deaths in the state with 1186
Bergen County Executive James Tedesco announced that there are 15,801 presumptive positive cases in the county as of 12 noon Thursday. The county was unable to issue individual municipality numbers due to a computer issue.
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