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N.J. COVID-19 deaths at 2,805, Murphy says

By David Wildstein, April 14 2020 2:14 pm

Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 365 more New Jerseyans since yesterday, bringing the statewide total to 2,805, Gov. Phil Murphy announced today.

New Jersey now has 68,824 positive cases of COVID-19, up by 4,059 since Monday.

The state has 8,185 residents hospitalized, with 2,051 requiring critical or intensive care and 1,626 on ventilators. An additional 514 residents were discharged from the hospital since yesterday.

Murphy said that the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development is expanding the capacity if call centers to handle unemployment and has provided about 500 state employees with laptops to help them work from home.

An executive order postponing deadlines to act on rule proposals and expirations of current rules until 90 days after the public health emergency has ended.

“This will ensure government agencies can focus their attention on COVID-19,” Murphy said.

He said that more than 10,600 out-of-state health care professionals have received temporary emergency licenses, and more than 400 retired health care professionals have had their licenses reactivated.

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