NEW JERSEY - The Governor is holding his daily press conference at 2:15PM. The numbers have 'significantly slowed' according to the Governor of New Jersey. "it's really encouraging." An additional 583 patients have been discharged since the last news conference. Number of discharges continue to exceed the number of new hospitalizations, shared Murphy.

The tragic consequences of COVID-19 continues with an additional loss of life, 177 total 4,377.

"Personal health creates economic health" was repeated three times by Murphy to emphasize that there is no rush to reopen in a way that jeopardizes safety.

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Murphy had calls with President Trump and Vice President Pence. He called for direct financial assistance and that they will need a partnership with the federal government.  Murphy participated in a daily prayer group at 8AM this morning and also shared information on news out of Camden County and their progress against COVID-19

Murphy reported that a $500 Million request from the National Governors Association has been sponsored on a bipartisan basis according to Murphy, One of the sponsors is Senator Menendez.

"We have received a N95 mask decontamination machine that will be set up in Edison." sadi Murphy. This helps extend the life of personal protective equipment for healthcare providers.

Other new statistics that share real names and real families during the pandemic:

  • 3,528 positive test results
  • 88,806 total positive results
  • Hospitalized 6,986
  • 1,594 ventilators in use

The three-week trend also shows relative stability.  "Our healthcare systems is in a better position to get ahead and stay ahead" said Murphy. Watch below...