TRENTON, NJ -- On Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter that New Jersey had 965 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, pushing the state total to 155,092. Among those cases, 2,755 are in hospitals, 719 are in critical or intensive care, and 540 are on ventilators. He also reported 16 new deaths.

"Sadly, we’ve lost 16 more New Jerseyans," Murphy posted.

These new deaths have pushed the state's overall total to 11,144 lives lost. The governor referenced COVID-19 deaths in his remarks at a Memorial Day service at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery  in North Hanover, NJ.

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“This is a solemn day. A day to remember our hallowed and fallen dead. A day to remember those who gave to this nation their full measure,” Murphy said. “And today we also remember that many honored veterans who survived wars, only to die at the hands of COVID-19.”

The governor, along with Brigadier General Jemal J. Beale, addressed a socially distanced crowd gathered Monday on the lawn across from the cemetery’s chapel. Thousands upon thousands of American flags were planted across the cemetery’s 236 acres. Masks covered everyone’s face.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases (by County):
Atlantic: 2,028 • Bergen: 17,901 • Burlington: 4,355 • Camden: 6,103 • Cape May: 570 • Cumberland: 1,991 • Essex: 17,202 • Gloucester: 2,089 • Hudson: 18,051 • Hunterdon: 966 • Mercer: 6,491 • Middlesex: 15,437 • Monmouth: 7,865 • Morris: 6,259 • Ocean: 8,430 • Passaic: 15,774 • Salem: 566 • Somerset: 4,480 • Sussex: 1,084 • Union: 15,218 • Warren: 1,132 • Under Investigation: 1,100.
 
Confirmed COVID-19 Deaths (by County):
Atlantic: 144 • Bergen: 1,525 • Burlington: 271 • Camden: 308 • Cape May: 48 • Cumberland: 63 • Essex: 1,595 • Gloucester: 138 • Hudson: 1,137 • Hunterdon: 57 • Mercer: 450 • Middlesex: 955 • Monmouth: 556 • Morris: 593 • Ocean: 690 • Passaic: 891 • Salem: 29 • Somerset: 399 • Sussex: 145 • Union: 1,024 • Warren: 126

“I don’t begrudge their right to protest, but they don’t sway me,” Gov. Murphy told CNN about New Jersey protestors calling for him to reopen the state.

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