There are 1,982 new positive COVID-19 test results in New Jersey since yesterday, bringing the total reported cases in New Jersey to 8,825, Gov. Phil Murphy announced today. Another 27 New Jerseyans lost their lives due to COVID-19 related complications, bringing that total to 108.
“This isn’t easy on any of us. These aren’t abstract numbers. These are our family, our friends, our neighbors,” Murphy said.
Of these cases, 1080 are in a hospital bed, as of Thursday afternoon.
Murphy also said:
- All businesses and non-hospital health care facilities in possession of PPE that they’re not using for critical health care services have until 5:00 PM Friday to submit inventory info . If you have PPE to donate, visit here.
- Murphy put out a call for volunteers with qualified medical training and experienceto join our fight. Retired nurses or doctors, nursing and medical students, EMTs, former members of our Armed Services’ medical corps – please go to covid19.nj.gov/volunteer to sign up.
- If you see non-essential business which continues operating in violation of orders, report it at covid19.nj.gov/violation
- Essential retail businesses – review this guidance at covid19.nj.gov and apply these practices in your establishments to ensuring social distancing.