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Coronavirus Update: New Jersey Sees Triple The Number Of New COVID-19 Cases As New York In 24 Hours

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) - New Jersey saw triple the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours as compared to New York State, according to numbers announced by both states' governors on Saturday.

New Jersey had 3,457 new positive tests, bringing the statewide total to 105,523 cases, according to Gov. Phil Murphy. That compares to the 1,100 new confirmed cases mentioned by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

"Only in this crazy reality would 1,100 new cases be relatively good news," said Cuomo.

New Jersey lost 249 lives in the past day, bringing the coronavirus total toll to 5,863 dead - more lives lost for the state than from World War I, the Korean War and the Vietnam War combined.

"We can commit to defeating COVID-19 and to redoubling our efforts to stop the spread of the disease," said Murphy. "This is up to us and us alone. The 5,863 we have lost must be our inspiration so we do not lose another 5,863. This is in our doing. We are New Jersey tough through and through."

Other numbers in Saturday's COVID-19 update included revised totals of:

  • 6,722 hospitalized
  • 1,971 patients needing critical or ICU care
  • 1,442 patients on ventilators
  • 99 patients treated at field medical stations
  • 686 discharges from hospitals

As has been the case since the East Coast outbreak began, the northern counties of New Jersey remain the state's largest hot zones:

  • Bergen County: 14,738 confirmed cases (954 deaths)
  • Hudson County: 13,367 confirmed cases (655 deaths)
  • Essex County: 12,520 confirmed cases (1,019 deaths)
  • Union County: 11,523 confirmed cases (563 deaths)
  • Passaic County: 10,738 confirmed cases (416 deaths)
  • Middlesex County: 10,075 confirmed cases (431 deaths)
  • Ocean County: 5,811 confirmed cases (317 deaths)
  • Monmouth County: 5,521 confirmed cases (287 deaths)
  • Morris County: 4,821 confirmed cases (347 deaths)
  • Mercer County: 3,245 confirmed cases (183 deaths)
  • Somerset County: 3,030 confirmed cases (219 deaths)
  • Camden County: 2,870 confirmed cases (118 deaths)
  • Burlington County: 2,153 confirmed cases (88 deaths)
  • Gloucester County: 949 confirmed cases (30 deaths)
  • Sussex County: 812 confirmed cases (91 deaths)
  • Warren County: 750 confirmed cases (63 deaths)
  • Atlantic County: 596 confirmed cases (29 deaths)
  • Hunterdon County: 505 confirmed cases (23 deaths)
  • Cumberland County: 504 confirmed cases (6 deaths)
  • Cape May County: 261 confirmed cases (18 deaths)
  • Salem County: 177 confirmed cases (6 deaths)

 
 

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