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Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Friday, August 7, 2020

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Posted at 7:10 AM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 20:53:27-04

NEW JERSEY — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New Jersey. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.

1 p.m.
Gov. Phil Murphy held his daily briefing. Watch in video below.

Power in NJ

  • About 310,800 outages statewide (down from 1.4 million)
  • Would the governor consider fines for utility companies each day there's not power? Murphy says he's uncertain of fines. "We have to keep in mind, safety."

Reopening in NJ

  • NJ Housing Mortgage Finance Agency standing up a $25 million Small Landlord Emergency Grant Program to assist landlords and tenants.
  • NJ adding new dashboard related to contact tracing efforts. (allows everyone to see where the contact tracers are on the job)

Unemployment in NJ

  • $1.3 million met monetary requirement for benefits
  • More than $13.2 billion has been given to NJ residents.
  • Congress needs to provide cash assistance to states

Schools in NJ

Daily numbers

  • Total cases: 184,061 (384 new cases)
  • Positivity rate: 1.95%
  • Rate of transmission: 1.15 (down from Thursday, and Sunday's four-month high)
  • Hospitalizations: 551 (298 were covid-confirmed)
  • Total deaths: 14,007 (12 new deaths; 7 in the last five days)

Latest official numbers:
As of Thursday afternoon, there are 183,701 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Jersey with 13,996 coronavirus fatalities.

For a list of drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in New Jersey, click here.

Tips to protect yourself and others amid coronavirus outbreaks.

Call New Jersey's coronavirus hotline at 1-800-222-1222. You can also click here for additional information