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Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

coronavirus Outbreak New Jersey
Posted at 7:26 AM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 13:49:30-04

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.

11 a.m.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced additional funding to support small businesses. Watch the news conference below.

  • The state Economic Development Authority is earmarking an additional $15 million in federal funding from the CARES Act for small businesses hurting amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more.
  • The funding will be distributed through the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program.
  • The governor made the announcement outside the A-List Hair Studio in North Brunswick, a town he hailed as being very supportive of its small businesses.
  • The additional funding allows the EDA to award more grants to the more than 33,000 applicants who are seeking financial support to keep their businesses afloat.
  • Qualifying businesses with 25 employees or less could receive up to $10,000 in grant money.

Latest official numbers:
As of Monday afternoon, there are 179,812 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Jersey with 13,884 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