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Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Sunday, April 12, 2020

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Posted at 8:13 AM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-12 14:40:32-04

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.

2:30 p.m.
New Jersey has secured an additional 200 ventilators from the federal government, Gov. Phil Murphy said.

On Saturday, Murphy said the state was dangerously low on ventilators, with just 61 available for the entire state.

"Ventilators are our number one need right now. We won’t stop fighting to get the equipment we need to save every life we can," Murphy tweeted on Sunday.

1:50 p.m.
An additional 168 people have died of coronavirus, bringing the statewide death toll on Sunday to 2,350, Gov. Phil Murphy said. There are a total of 61,850 positive cases of coronavirus across the state.

As of 10 p.m. Saturday, 7,604 people were hospitalized, including COVID-19 patients and persons under investigations. Of those, 1,914 were listed in critical condition or under intensive care and 1,644 were on ventilators.

8:10 a.m.
Gov. Phil Murphy urged residents celebrating Easter and Passover to stay home and follow social distancing rules. The death toll rose to more than 2,100 on Saturday.

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.