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For Second Consecutive Day, No New COVID-19 Deaths in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – For the second consecutive day, Governor Phil Murphy has announced no new COVID-19 deaths.  On Saturday, Murphy reported 11 more lab-confirmed deaths but did not identify any new deaths within the past few days in that number as he has done all week.

This is the second consecutive COVID-19 death-free day across New Jersey.  On Friday, Judith Persichili, who needs absolutely no introduction reported that for the first time since March, nobody died of COVID-19 and there were also no new cases of multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children.

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“Our hospitals reported 695 hospitalizations with 113 individuals in critical care, and only 39% of them are on conventional ventilators. Fortunately, no new reports of the multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children. Our total remains at 54,” Persichilli said. “The ages of the children affected range from 1 to 18. At this point, none of these children are currently hospitalized. The Governor reviewed the new cases and deaths.”

The race ethnicity breakdown is as follows:  white, 54%; black, 18.3; Hispanic, 20.3; Asian, 5.5; and other, 1.8. All of the ten newly reported deaths occurred in July. As the Governor mentioned, seven of the ten occurred in the last five days. Our hospitals reported as of 10 PM last night for the prior 24 hour-period, no deaths for the first time since March.

The state veterans’ homes, the numbers remain the same as do those at the psychiatric hospitals. New Jersey’s daily percent positivity as of July 27th in the state is 2.15%. The northern part of the state reports 1.82, the central part of the state, 2.00, and the southern part of the state, 3.01.

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