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.
Gov. Phil Murphy gives his daily briefing. Watch in the video below.
- 19 more deaths, 81 total in state (of 19 new fatalities, three are associated with long-term care facilities)
- A part-time health care worker has died. It is believed to be the first NJ health care worker to succumb to the virus, Judith Persichili of the Dept. of Health said.
- State total of confirmed cases 6,876 (2492 new cases)
- Including: 1,206 cases in Bergen County, 609 in Essex, 509 in Middlesex, 501 in Monmouth, 441 in Hudson and 432 in Union.
- Will not revisit opening schools until April 17
- On Saturday, testing sites at Bergen Community College and PNC Bank Arts Center sites will accept symptomatic health care workers and first responders.
- General public will not be able to visit the testing sites that day.
- Beginning April 4, on every Saturday, PNC Bank Arts Center testing site is dedicated to symptomatic healthcare workers and first responders.
- 3.3 million people filed for unemployment. In New Jersey, 155,000 workers filed (16x filed compared to the week before)
- 750 people and organizations have reached out with donations
- As of Thursday, more than 35,000 job openings have been posted across 300 employers. Click here to view current openings.
- Level 1 trauma hospitals to include surge monitoring, critical care, bed utilization
- Over 19,364 tests performed among seven labs in the state (90% of tested conducted in NJ)
- 6137 tested positive
- Overall positive 31.7%
- By close of business Friday, expect a lot of call to action on the amount of volunteers in need.
- 460 nurses within 24 hours have responded to assist
- Looking at mortgage and renters' relief. Gov. Murphy says they are in touch with banks
- No decision has been made regarding the June primary
President Donald Trump has declared that a major disaster exists in New Jersey, ordering federal assistance to the state to supplement local recovery efforts amid the coronavirus outbreak, the White House said Thursday. Read more here.
A drive-thru protective medical equipment donation site begins Thursday at 220 East Ridgewood Ave. in Paramus, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be open Monday through Friday.
After Newark Mayor Ras Baraka mandated a "shelter in place" order for his city Wednesday night, a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site opens Thursday morning in the city for Essex County residents. Read more here.
Reminder: New Jersey's stay-at-home order is now enforced. Gov. Phil Murphy's order forced the closure of all non-essential businesses across the state. For a full list of businesses that will remain open during the order, click here.
Call New Jersey's coronavirus hotline at 1-800-222-1222. You can also click here for additional information.