New Jersey Has 935 New Positive COVID-19 Cases, Bringing Essex County Up to 273 (UPDATED)

Update: Tuesday (8 a.m.): “As of March 23, the Montclair Health Department reports 13 positive cases of COVID-19 in Montclair; 2 individuals did not survive the illness. The Health Department understands the public’s concerns about COVID-19 & is working closely with NJDOH & CDC to monitor & respond to the situation.”

Update: Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia shared Monday that two Bloomfield residents with COVID-19 have died. Two more positive cases have brought the total in the township to 16. He urged residents to stay home unless absolutely necessary, practice social distancing (keeping 6-feet away) and wash your hands often.

New Jersey has 935 new positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total to 2,844, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. There have been 27 deaths. Here’s the current breakdown by county:

• Atlantic: 6
• Bergen: 609
• Burlington: 36
• Camden: 33
• Cumberland: 1
• Cape May: 2
• Essex: 273
• Gloucester: 13
• Hudson: 190
• Hunterdon: 18
• Mercer: 50
• Middlesex: 210
• Monmouth: 238
• Morris: 177
• Ocean: 144
• Passaic: 141
• Salem: 1
• Somerset: 67
• Sussex: 15
• Union: 189
• Warren: 12
• Under Investigation: 419

Gov. Murphy also said there was a critical need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and asked people with these supplies who can donate to email

Murphy signed an Executive Order suspending all elective surgeries and invasive procedures for adults – both medical and dental – effective 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27.

He also shared websites for people looking for work, adding that businesses across New Jersey are looking to hire thousands of workers, including those who lost their jobs or have had hours reduced as a result of COVID19. Companies looking to hire employees should visit here.

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