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1 in 238 New Jerseyans have tested positive for coronavirus

By David Wildstein, April 05 2020 1:29 pm

New Jersey has 3,482 new positive cases of COVID-19 since yesterday, bringing the total to 37,505.

The total number of deaths is now at 917, up from 846 on Saturday.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced that “after multiple conversations with the White House,” New Jersey has secured 500 new ventilators.

“Ventilators are our #1 need right now,” he said in a tweet. “I won’t stop fighting to get us the equipment we need to save every life we can.”

Bergen County continues to lead the state in positive test results and deaths.  One in 151 Bergen residents have tested positive, and 1 in every 4,956 have passed away from illnesses related to coronavirus.

According to the state COVID-19 website, 44,661 New Jerseyans (54%) who were tested for coronavirus have tested negative.

Murphy thanked “many of New Jersey’s craft distilleries have started producing and giving away hand sanitizer to residents and public health responders.”

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