Gov. Murphy: New Jersey's COVID-19 outbreak stabilizing, announces 3,528 new cases

Gov. Phil Murphy says New Jersey’s COVID-19 outbreak is stabilizing, with the number of patients leaving hospitals outpacing those being admitted.

News 12 Staff

Apr 20, 2020, 11:26 AM

Updated 1,460 days ago

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(AP) - Gov. Phil Murphy says New Jersey’s COVID-19 outbreak is stabilizing, with the number of patients leaving hospitals outpacing those being admitted.
He says despite the stabilization, 177 more people died since Sunday’s update, bringing the death toll to 4,377. There are nearly 89,000 people with the coronavirus.
There’s growing evidence that social distancing is helping contain the virus, according to the governor: It now takes nearly three weeks for the number of people with the virus to double in northeastern New Jersey, up from just three days weeks ago.
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- Gov. Murphy confirms 3,528 new cases of COVID-19 test results. The statewide total now stands at 88,806 cases.
- The governor says that the rates by which the numbers of new virus cases are doubling have significantly slowed.
 - Gov. Murphy says that COVID-19 cases have reached "relative stability."
- The governor discusses the hospitalization rates of those infected by the virus. 
- Gov. Murphy says that The number of hospital discharges continues to outpace the numbers from intake.
- The governor announces an additional 177 deaths due to COVID-19. The state death toll stands at 4,377.
- Gov. Murphy acknowledges some of the people who died.
- The governor says that all of his decisions have been made to save lives.
 
- The governor speaks about the eventual reopening of the state.
- Gov. Murphy says that the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management has distributed more than 10 million pieces of PPE.
- New Jersey has received an N95 mask decontamination unit being set up in Edison.
- The National Action Network distributed face coverings and pre-packaged meals to residents at the NAN Tech World campus in Newark.
- Gov. Murphy says the state needs respiratory therapists, physicians, nurses and paramedics.
- The governor highlights a COVID-19 patient who is on the road to recovery.
 
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