Gov. Murphy: 3,748 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed, 198 additional deaths

The statewide total number of coronavirus cases in New Jersey now stands at 51,027 cases, after Gov. Phil Murphy just announced 3,748 new cases.

News 12 Staff

Apr 9, 2020, 2:47 PM

Updated 1,469 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy and state officials discuss the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in New Jersey.
The statewide total number of coronavirus cases in New Jersey now stands at 51,027 cases, after Gov. Phil Murphy just announced 3,748 new cases. The governor also announced 198 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,700.
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Full details below:
- Gov. Murphy acknowledges some of the people who have died from COVID-19.
- Gov. Murphy continues to remind New Jerseyans the importance of social distancing
 - The Bergen Community College COVID-19 testing site will be open on Friday. 
 
 - Gov. Murphy discusses New Jersey's unemployment numbers.
- The COVID-19 job portal has 50,000 active job listings.
 - Gov. Murphy signs an executive order extending the grace period for residents who may be unable to pay their insurance premiums.
- Marriott will provide rooms for doctors and nurses in Newark who are working long hours.
 - The governor acknowledges those who are on the frontline. #NJThanksyou
 - ER Dr. James Pruden who contracted COVID-19 has been released from the hospital.
 - The New Jersey Dept. of Health is allocating $5 million in federal funding to support local health departments statewide.
 
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