New Jersey COVID-19 death toll surpasses 5,000 with 314 additional deaths

Gov. Phil Murphy and state officials discuss the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in New Jersey.

News 12 Staff

Apr 22, 2020, 6:49 PM

Updated 1,453 days ago

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New Jersey COVID-19 death toll surpasses 5,000 with 314 additional deaths
Gov. Phil Murphy and state officials discuss the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in New Jersey.
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- Gov. Murphy confirms 3,551 new cases of COVID-19 - a statewide total of 95,865. The statewide death toll surpasses 5,000 with 314 additional deaths.
- Gov. Murphy discusses some of the hospital data surrounding the infected.
- Gov. Murphy acknowledges some of the people who have died from the virus.
- The governor says New Jersey will continue its tri-state partnership with New York & Connecticut.
- New Jersey has received a shipment of 500 ventilators.
 - Gov. Murphy says he will sign legislation requiring New Jersey hospitals to report to the state Department of Health all demographic & racial data for all individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, who have been admitted & who have died – as well as the number who have tried to get tested but were unsuccessful.
 - The governor says that states need direct assistance from the federal government during the COVID-19 crisis.
- The governor thanks those New Jerseyans who are assisting in the COVID-19 relief effort.
 - The Jersey 4 Jersey relief event will raise money for the New Jersey relief effort.
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