Gov. Murphy: 4,247 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in NJ, 307 additional deaths

Gov. Phil Murphy says much of the $1.8 billion earmarked for New Jersey under recent federal COVID-19 relief legislation is likely “unusable” and could have to be returned to the U.S. Treasury.

News 12 Staff

Apr 23, 2020, 4:17 PM

Updated 1,461 days ago

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(AP) - Gov. Phil Murphy says much of the $1.8 billion earmarked for New Jersey under recent federal COVID-19 relief legislation is likely “unusable” and could have to be returned to the U.S. Treasury.
The Treasury Department guidance says the funding could be used only for coronavirus-related expenses. Murphy said the state needs greater flexibility and also called for more direct cash payments from the federal government. It’s unclear how much the state has spent on COVID-19 response.
New Jersey's count of coronavirus cases is nearing 100,000, and more than 5,300 people have died.
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Gov. Murphy: "We’ve received 4,247 new positive COVID-19 test results, pushing our state total to 99,989."
 - Gov. Murphy also confirms 307 additional COVID-19 deaths. The statewide death toll stands at 5,368.
 - The governor says that the infection curve is flattening, but New Jerseyans must continue with social distancing.
- Gov. Murphy discusses some hospitalization statistics.
- Gov. Murphy recognizes some of the people who have died from COVID-19.
 - The Rutgers University saliva COVID-19 tests will begin rolling out around the state.
- The New Jersey Dept. of Labor reports an additional 140,000 New Jersey residents filed for unemployment last week.
- AT&T will help provide food to workers at the Secaucus and Edison field hospitals.
 - NJ-based Premium Nature donated 500 gallons of hand sanitizer to the state.
 - The governor discusses some issues with federal financial assistance.
 Photos: COVID-19 Survivors
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