Coronavirus New Jersey: Over 85,000 COVID-19 Cases Reported As Death Toll Tops 4,000

New Jersey now has over 85,000 coronavirus cases as officials announced an additional 3,915 cases Sunday.

Coronavirus New Jersey: Over 85,000 COVID-19 Cases Reported As Death Toll Tops 4,000

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey now has over 85,000 coronavirus cases as officials announced an additional 3,915 cases Sunday. Gov. Phil Murphy says there are now 85, 301 cases and another 132 COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the death toll to 4,202.

“Today we’ve received 3,915 new confirmed #COVID19 test results. Our statewide total is now 85,301. Sadly, we’ve lost another 132 New Jerseyans. We’ve now lost a total of 4,202 souls to #COVID19,” Murphy tweeted.

Coronavirus cases in South Jersey counties include 398 in Atlantic, 1,587 in Burlington, 2,131 in Camden, 206 in Cape May, 308 in Cumberland, 737 in Gloucester, 2,395 in Mercer, 4,648 in Ocean, 116 in Salem.

Although the numbers continue to increase, Murphy said Saturday they are seeing fewer hospitalizations and more discharges.

“Over the past three weeks, we’ve been able to move these lines closer together to the point where we are now reporting more people leaving the hospital than entering,” Murphy said.

“We are flattening the curve,” Murphy said, presenting charts showing the rate of growth of new cases over the previous 21 days as well as daily rates of new hospitalizations since the beginning of the month.

Murphy also blasted Atlantic County Surrogate Jim Curcio during his daily COVID-19 press briefing yesterday after Curcio posted a message on his Facebook page reading, “Atlantic County officials need to sound the alarm. Reopen New Jersey immediately without restrictions. Trust American freedom ingenuity and the US Constitution. Unite the hands of the Private Sector so it can rescue NJ from this nightmare.”

In New Jersey, a surrogate is a constitutional officer, which is part of both the county government and the superior court. The surrogate is elected to the position every five years.

CBS3 reached out to Curcio via Facebook, email and by phone. Our requests have gone unanswered.

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Coronavirus Pennsylvania: COVID-19-Related Deaths Top 1,100 As Statewide Total Rises Above 32,000; Philadelphia Cases Rise Above 9,200

Over 1,200 new coronavirus cases were reported in Pennsylvania on Sunday, bringing the total to 32,284.

Coronavirus Pennsylvania: COVID-19-Related Deaths Top 1,100 As Statewide Total Rises Above 32,000; Philadelphia Cases Rise Above 9,200

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — The number of coronavirus cases in Philadelphia has now topped 9,200 as the statewide total stands over 32,000. Over 1,200 new coronavirus cases were reported in Pennsylvania on Sunday, bringing the total to 32,284.

Officials say 276 more people have died from COVID-19-related complications across the state, raising the death toll to 1,112.

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the latest jump in deaths is a cumulative total and not all of the deaths happened within the last 24 hours.

“We have been working to reconcile our data with information from several different sources, including our NEDSS reporting system and our county and municipal health departments,” Levine said. “This is the cause of the increase in deaths we are reporting today. This work takes time and so the increase in deaths today reflects the culmination of that effort, which will continue moving forward. The majority of these deaths did not occur overnight.”

Levine added that 148 of them occurred last week.

She also emphasized the department was basing decisions on trends in the data indicating the effectiveness of social distancing and other mitigation efforts ordered by the governor.

“Our trends are showing that Pennsylvanians’ sacrifice to stay at home is working,” Levine said.

Over 126,00 patients have tested negative for the virus.

In Philadelphia, the total number of coronavirus cases is now 9,214 after 200 new cases were reported by city health officials. Twenty-two more COVID-19-related deaths were also reported and the citywide death toll now stands at 365.

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This latest report comes as a new order is set to go into effect will require that all customers and employees at essential businesses wear masks.

The order will go into effect at 8 p.m. Sunday.

It includes those who work in warehouses, manufacturing facilities and other places that remain in business but aren’t open to the public.

“This order provides critical protections for the workers needed to run and operate these life-sustaining establishments,” Gov. Tom Wolf said. “Businesses across the state have already begun to implement many of these protocols on their own, and we applaud their efforts to protect employees and customers.”

Failure to comply with these requirements will result in an enforcement action that could include citations, fines or license suspensions.

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Meanwhile, protesters will call on Wolf to reopen the economy on Monday in Harrisburg.

Wolf signaled he didn’t mind the protest and said, “This is a democracy.”

However, Levine expressed some concern about the demonstrators’ well-being.

“If those people do not practice social distancing, if they don’t stay in their cars if they come out and they’re congregating together in a large crowd, of course with a global pandemic of a respiratory virus like COVID-19, that could facilitate the spread and I would actually worry very much about the health of those people,” she said.

There were more stay-at-home protests across the country on Saturday.

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