Gov. Murphy: No in-hospital COVID-19 deaths reported in NJ for 1st time since July

A big milestone in the fight against COVID-19 in New Jersey.

News 12 Staff

Jun 25, 2021, 10:23 PM

Updated 1,024 days ago

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A big milestone in the fight against COVID-19 in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy says that for the first time since July 2020, there were no reported COVID-19-related deaths in New Jersey’s hospitals in the last 24 hours.
The governor says that this is only the second time that this has happened during the whole pandemic.
Murphy said that the only way to continue on this path is for more New Jersey residents to “get vaccinated.”
State data shows that more than 4.8 million New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated against the virus.
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Officials say that more than 100,000 people have signed up for annual state park passes as part of New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccine incentive.
Murphy announced in May that any state resident who has at least one shot by July 4 can get a free state parks pass.
The state Department of Environmental Protection says the 100,000 signups is up from nearly 50,000 earlier this month. The number dwarfs the roughly 5,000 annual passes typically purchased in a year.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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