"We are right in the thick of it folks, we cannot take our foot off the gas". Governor Murphy on Monday at 3PM
NEW JERSEY - The Governor gave his daily update to the public at 3PM. In it, he shared the latest human toll of the pandemic:
- 3219 new positive tests in NJ
- 64,584 total positive tests
- 7,781 currently hospitalized
- 1,886 in critical condition
- 1,611 on ventilators
Notably, 556 have been successfully discharged.
In the last 24 hours in NJ, 94 new deaths have been reported, bringing the total loss of life to 2,443.
(Monmouth County alone has had 3,875 positive test results and 127 deaths.)
Governor Murphy shared the perspective by sharing that this new total figure eclipses the total loss of life in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars combined.
"There is enormous amount of discussion about when we will peak. When can we open up our economy? When can we open up our society?" Said the Governor. "Our job right now...is to put the fire out in the house, and we are still not there yet. While the curve fits into the amount of positive cases is flattening...it is still rising...these cases are still rising."
View the Press Conference Here: