Positive COVID-19 cases surge past 100K; Gov. Murphy signs order to help renters

Gov. Phil Murphy says there is good and bad news in New Jersey's efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

News 12 Staff

Apr 24, 2020, 6:17 PM

Updated 1,458 days ago

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(AP) - Gov. Phil Murphy says there is good and bad news in New Jersey's efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
The number of people hospitalized with the virus is down 17% from a high of about 8,300 hospitalizations on April 14. That's a move in the right direction. But the number of positive cases continued to climb, reaching 102,000 on Friday, with 253 more deaths. That puts the death toll at 5,617.
Murphy says the time it takes for the number of positive cases also got shorter, particularly in the southern part of the state. Murphy wants to see the so-called doubling rate moving in the other direction.
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- Gov. Murphy says 3,047 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in New Jersey - 102,196 positive cases overall.
 - The governor says an additional 253 people have died from the virus. The statewide death toll stands at 5,617.
 - Gov. Murphy says that some counties have seen an increase in positive cases of the virus.
- The governor talks about some hospitalization data.
 - Gov. Murphy acknowledges some of the people who have died from COVID-19.
- The governor has signed some executive orders to assist renters and homeowners.
- More information about assistance for homeowners.
 - There are now 95 COVID-19 testing locations in New Jersey.
- The governor recognizes some New Jerseyans who are doing their part to help in the COVID-19 relief effort.
- NJ Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli reminds all New Jerseyans to never ingest or inject disinfectants.
 


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