Gov. Murphy: 2,494 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy and state officials discuss the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in New Jersey.

News 12 Staff

May 5, 2020, 3:09 PM

Updated 1,445 days ago

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Gov. Murphy: 2,494 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in New Jersey
(AP) - New Jersey reports 334 new deaths from the coronavirus, pushing the death toll over 8,000. That led Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday to admonish those calling for quickly reopening the state’s economy.
Murphy says COVID-19 fatalities reached 8,244, and about 2,500 positive cases were added, raising that total to 130,000. The figures continue to climb, again surpassing New York on the day, which had 230 deaths.
But there are other positive trends in New Jersey: The number of people hospitalized stands at 5,328, a three-week low. And Murphy says the time it takes cases to double has climbed above one month in most of the state.
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The statewide total number of coronavirus cases in New Jersey now stands at 130,593 cases, after Gov. Phil Murphy just announced 2,494 new cases. The governor also announced 334 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 8,244.
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