'We cannot let up.' Gov. Murphy says NJ residents must maintain social distancing in face of 'staggering' fatalities

The governor says the number of deaths is higher than the NJ lives lost in World War 1, the Korean War and the Vietnam War combined.

News 12 Staff

Apr 25, 2020, 11:10 AM

Updated 1,454 days ago

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'We cannot let up.' Gov. Murphy says NJ residents must maintain social distancing in face of 'staggering' fatalities
 
BRIEFING NOTES:
•Gov. Murphy announces 3,457 new COVID cases in New Jersey to bring total to 105,523.
•6,722 total hospitalizations reported since 4/24, Gov. Murphy cites a steady decrease.  
•Gov. Murphy reports 5,863 total deaths, 249 new. 
 
 
 
•The governor takes time to remember some residents who passed away due to COVID-19. 
•'We are New Jersey tough through and through.'  Gov. Murphy says everyone will work together to get through this.  'You've got to keep at it folks.'
•Gov. Murphy recaps that he signed executive order allowing renters to use their security deposits to cover rent.  He also reiterates that no one should be threatened with evictions at this time.  
•Governor emphasises need for testing and an expansion of testing.  
•Gov. Murphy highlights New Milford resident Natalie Ix who has started taking orders for supportive yard signs.  The proceeds will be used to purchase pizza for front line COVID-19 workers.  
•Governor highlights Middlesex County leaders for ensuring workers have enough PPE. 
•'We cannot let up.'  Governor urges all residents to keep up social distancing as the weather improves.  
•Governor highlights the 'staggering' 5,863 lives lost.  Says that number is higher than the NJ lives lost in World War 1, the Korean War and the Vietnam War combined.  
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