TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced another the newest positive cases of novel coronavirus and deaths, the most to date, at his Tuesday afternoon press conference along with and state officials.
There are 3,361 new cases with 232 new deaths, the largest number in one day. Statewide, there are 44,416 positive cases and 1,232 deaths in total as of Tuesday. Three deaths were removed from Monday's. Judith Persichilli explained the reasons could be that person was not a New Jersey resident or the death did not meet the criteria or classification for COVID-19.
The Governor announced Bergen County continues to lead the state in cases with 7,533, and followed by Essex (5,078), Hudson (4,949), Union (4,358), and Passaic (4,101.) There are 2,220 cases still under investigation.
Late Tuesday night, Bergen County Executive James Tedesco announced 59 deaths in the County for a total of 263. Bergen County had 434 new presumptive positive cases as of Tuesday, April 7, as reported by the NJDOH, for a total of 7,533 cases countywide. Tedesco's office did not release individual municipality totals on Tuesday.
Judith Persichilli, Department of Health Commissioner, noted that there are 7,017 people with COVID-19 or under investigation who are hospitalized. Of those 1,651 are in critical care, and 1,540 of those people, or 94%, are on ventilators.
Overall, there have been 89,911 tests administered, with 39,353 testing positive, or 43.77%, according to Persichilli. Murphy noted that those people being tested are symptomatic.
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