New Jersey is the 11th most populated state in the country, but ranks 6th in overall COVID-19 deaths after surpassing the 25,000 death milestone this week. Despite the state’s prolonged lockdown style restrictions on business, a public face mask mandates and one of the most COVID-19 conscious governors, Phil Murphy, the death toll continues to rise.
Overnight, Murphy reported an additional 43 deaths, but it is unknown when those deaths actually occurred.
“We are reporting an additional 43 confirmed losses of life due to COVID-related complications. And that is with the heaviest of hearts. The number of probable deaths has been revised upward by a net number of 19. As we do every Wednesday, we revisit that,” the Governor said, “That’s now 2,592, and these remain under investigation by Dr. Ed Lifschitz and his team at the Communicable Disease Service.”
New Jersey is also closing in on another milestone, 1 million total cases. To date, 963,000 people in the state have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
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