TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced the newest number of presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus and deaths at his Thursday afternoon press conference.

There are 3,748 new cases with 198 new deaths. Statewide, there are 51,027 positive cases and 1,700 deaths in total as of Thursday. 

Bergen County Executive James Tedesco confirmed the loss of 345 Bergen County residents. At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Tedesco said that "the county's numbers are staggering." He said his office will no longer release daily numbers, but will share them with municipalities. 

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The Governor announced Bergen County continues to lead the state in cases with 8,343, and followed by Essex (6,069), Hudson (5,879), Union (5,203), and Passaic (4,690) There are 996 cases still under investigation.

Judith Persichilli, Department of Health Commissioner, noted that there are 7,363 people with COVID-19 or under investigation who are hospitalized. Of those 1,523 are in critical care, and 1,551 of those people are on ventilators. He noted that 471 people have been discharged to their homes, a newly released statistic.

Overall, there have been a 100,478 tests administered, with 43,313 testing positive, or 44.11%, according to Persichilli. 

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