CORONAVIRUS IN NJ: 910 new cases, total nearly 160K


TRENTON (1010 WINS) – Gov. Phil Murphy said Saturday that New Jersey had more than 900 new cases of the coronavirus and over 100 more deaths.

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Murphy said there were 910 positive cases of COVID-19 since Friday.

The state’s total number of cases is now 159,608.

The governor said there were 2,626 people hospitalized in the state, with 672 in critical or intensive care and 499 on ventilators.

Another 113 New Jerseyans had died from the virus since Friday, Murphy said, bringing the state’s death toll to 11,634.

Murphy announced Friday that more sectors of the state's coronavirus-shuttered economy could begin reopening.

The governor said horse racing can begin as soon as next weekend, while child-care centers can open on June 15.

Organized sports can return a week later, and day camps can be back by July 6.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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