Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that 233 New Jerseyans died of coronavirus-related illnesses since yesterday, bringing the statewide total to 1,932.
“Behind these stark and impersonal numbers are real people and real families,” Murphy said. “We must remember them.”
According to Murphy, 3,627 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in the last day, bringing the statewide total to 54,588.
He said that as of 10 PM last night, there were 7,570 New Jerseyans hospitalized, with 1,679 in critical intensive care and 1,663 on ventilators.
Murphy will sign an executive order to permit temporary home confinement for some incarcerated, or expedite parole for those who have already qualified.
He said those under consideration for release will include people whose current age or health status puts them at risk for COVID-19, who have been denied parole within the last year, or inmates whose sentences are set to expire within the next three months.
“No individual convicted of a serious crime will be eligible,” Murphy said. “Individuals will still be subject to Department of Corrections supervision.”