Gov. Murphy: New Jersey Has 427 COVID-19 Cases, Urges Residents To Flatten Curve Immediately

New Jersey’s nine million residents must flatten the curve, urged Governor Phil Murphy, who announced Wednesday that the total cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey is 427, up from 267 yesterday. There have also been five fatalities. The ages of cases range from 5 years to 95 years. Essex County has an additional 12 cases reported.

“And I want to repeat, that all events of 50 or more persons are canceled as a matter of protecting public health. I’ve ordered this not just for some but for all events. We don’t want events to go underground into people’s homes. If people are gathering in large numbers, we don’t care where they’re gathering. It’s a public health concern. And we will enforce this aggressively, over the coming days and weeks if need be. We need everyone to take personal responsibility to do their part, to flatten the curve,” said Murphy in a coronavirus briefing Wednesday.

Murphy urged residents in the strongest possible terms: “Make the right call if not for you and for your families and help prevent the spread of Corona virus and help flatten the curve.”

Listen to entire briefing here.

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