Gov. Murphy: 3,663 new cases of coronavirus; Statewide death toll now over 1,000

Gov. Phil Murphy says New Jersey’s death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 1,000 people, even as the state is beginning to flatten the curve of the virus.

News 12 Staff

Apr 6, 2020, 12:32 PM

Updated 1,469 days ago

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(AP) - Gov. Phil Murphy says New Jersey’s death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 1,000 people, even as the state is beginning to flatten the curve of the virus. Murphy says in the past 24 hours, New Jersey fatalities from COVID-19 climbed from 917 to 1,003. He also said that data are beginning to show that the social distancing he mandated last month is starting to pay off. New Jersey and New York are among the hardest-hit states in the country. Officials say New Jersey is likely weeks away from hitting the peak of the outbreak. Bergen, Essex and Hudson counties in suburban New York have seen the most cases.
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- Gov. Murphy announces 3,663 additional cases of coronavirus in New Jersey. The statewide total stands at 41,090. The governor also announced 86 new deaths. The statewide death toll now stands at 1,003.
 - Some of the recent deaths include: 
- Gov. Murphy discusses the importance of continuing with social distancing.
- Some data about social distancing:
 - Gov. Murphy signs an executive order to allow retired public employees to return to work without impacting pension status.
 - Bergen Community College & PNC Arts Center testing sites will operate on a staggered schedule
 - There are other locations for those who need testing.
 - More PPE donations.
 - President Trump has granted New Jersey's request for some beds on the USNS Comfort.
 - Earth Angels for Dementia will be providing free meals to public health workers and first responders.
- Gov. Murphy: "We’re working as one family should – we’re looking out for each other and we’re supporting each other."
 - Earlier this afternoon: 
 - Gov. Murphy addresses those who will not comply with social distancing orders.
 
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