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New Jersey surpasses 10,000 coronavirus deaths

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Posted at 4:46 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 16:46:16-04

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey hit a morbid milestone today, surpassing over 10,000 residents who have now died from COVID-19.

“It's 10,138 to be precise," said Governor Phil Murphy. "Think about that for a moment. That is a staggering number.”

New Jersey has now lost more residents to coronavirus than in World War I, the Korean War, Vietnam, both Gulf Wars, Afghanistan, Iraq, Superstorm Sandy and 9/11 combined.

Northern counties continue to suffer the most though there has been some change.

On Friday, Hudson County surpassed Bergen County with the most cases of coronavirus. Weeks ago, Essex County surpassed Bergen, ranking first for the largest number of COVID-related deaths.