Gov. Murphy: More than 11,000 COVID-19 cases in NJ, death toll at 140

The governor said there have been 32 deaths in the last day in New Jersey. The state's death toll is at 140.

News 12 Staff

Mar 28, 2020, 11:06 AM

Updated 1,513 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy announced Saturday that there were nearly 2,300 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total cases to at least 11,124.
He said the state needs to take social distancing more seriously. He mentioned that police had to break up a party of about 40 people.
The governor also said that he is continuing conversations with President Donald Trump in requesting more supplies and relief to the state.
"Make no mistake, I am continuing to fight, we all are every single day, alongside our federal delegation, for the essential PPE that we need from the national stockpile,” said Gov. Murphy. “I won't stop burning up the phone lines to the White House until we get all that we need."
Gov. Murphy signed an executive order designating health care facilities to report daily to the state’s Department of Health and the Office of Emergency Management. He said it would allow more efficiency and give the most up to date numbers on bed capacity for patients.
The governor also announcing a 90-day grace period on mortgage payments for borrows in economic hardships because of the pandemic. He is also calling on banks to waive late fees and asks credit card companies to lower interest rates. Gov. Murphy expects landlords getting mortgage relief to pass that to tenants as rent relief.
 BRIEFING NOTES:
-The governor said there have been 32 deaths in the last day in New Jersey. The state's death toll is at 140.
-There are 2,289 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 11,124 cases in the state.
-Police broke up a house party in Ewing last night that was in violation of the state's social distancing rules. The governor urged all New Jerseyans to do their part to control the spread.  "This is not a game. It is critical that you stay at home," he said.
-Murphy is signing new executive order today mandating daily updates on PPE, hospital bed capacity from all health care facilities to the state Department of Health.
-Homeowners statewide affected by the virus will have a 90-day grace period from mortgage payments, from which there can be no late fees and no credit downgrades, Murphy says.
-Murphy says the state received a shipment of PPE supplies after he had a one-on-one call with President Trump yesterday
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