TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy said coronavirus hospitalizations continue trending downward at his daily press briefing Saturday, but long term care facilities numbers continue to tick upward, including the deaths of veterans in the state's veterans' facilities.  

 "New hospitalizations are down nearly 70 percent from the peak. Overall hospitalizations are down by more than half since the peak and more than a third during the past few weeks," he said.

During the press briefing, officials also updated the following coronavirus-related statistics:

Sign Up for Hillsborough Newsletter
Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

- 1,239 new positive cases in New Jersey for a cumulative total of 145,089.

- 115 new deaths for a total of 10,249, including 5,322 lives of residents and employees claimed at long-term care facilities — or 51.9% — and another 218 at veteran homes, up 78 from the previous day, according to the state’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

Also:

- 53.5% white, 19.1% black, 18.6% Hispanic, 5.5% Asian, 3.4% other.

- Top underlying health conditions that contributed to these deaths were cardiovascular disease, diabetes, lung, renal and other chronic conditions, neurologic disability and cancer.

- 185 new admissions for a total of 3,564 hospitalizations at 71 acute-care hospitals of persons with COVID-19 or under investigation for the disease.

They include 1,061 individuals in critical care or intensive care units. And of those, 846 are on ventilators — or 79.7%. 

- 380 hospital discharges over the last 24 hours.

- 43 patients are hospitalized at the federal field medical stations in Edison and Atlantic City.

- A “spot” positivity rate of 22%, based on samples taken on May 12 — the most-recent day with complete data. A total of 475,224 tests have been performed.

- 528 of New Jersey’s 635 long-term facilities have a total of 27,825 COVID-19 cases. These include 375 nursing homes, and 260 assisted living and other adult care facilities. Click here for the most-current list of COVID-19 outbreaks. 

- In the state’s veteran homes — in Paramus, Menlo Park section of Edison and Vineland, according to the state’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard:

 - 571 of 672 veterans have tested positive for COVID-19 or are under investigation.

- 280 deaths at the Paramus, Menlo Park and Vineland homes — up 78 from the previous day.

- 17 hospitalized veterans.

- 64 veterans who have recovered — an increase of 30 from the previous day.

- In the state’s four psychiatric hospitals, 202 patients have tested positive among 1,230 total patients.

- There have been 13 patient deaths and five employee deaths.

These facilities include Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Parsippany, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Winslow in Camden County, and Ann Klein Forensic Center in Trenton.