Murphy Amid Climbing Covid-19 Cases: ‘Find Ways to Keep Your Distance’


Seeking more personal protective equipment from the feds, Governor Phil Murphy this afternoon reported an additional 89 positive test result cases of Covid-19, for a statewide total of 267 confirmed cases of the deadly virus.

Yesterday, the state sustained its third fatality.

“This is an evolving reality,” Murphy said. “This is day one under the measures we put into place yesterday.”

The governor appealed to county and local govrnments to coordinate with the state.

“We will override local and county actions to make sure we are consistent in our approach,” Murphy said.

The governor appealed to business owners to continue paying workers and cited an emergency response bill moving through congress that would provide employees with significant benefits.

“We know this is a time of anxiety,” Murphy said. “The number of cases will most certaily rise over the coming days… and weeks. We are doing everything we can to flatten that curve.

“This is no time for panic, but equally this is no time for business as usual,” the governor added.

There was some ongoing confusion.

“We took more actions in the state yesterday since we have since the Revolutionary War,” the governor cracked.

Fifty-five percent of those reported cases of Covid-19 are now hospitalized, according to state Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli.

The state Department of Health is looking with healthcare companies at opening eight acute care hospitals.

“This is under review right now,” said Persichilli.


The State Department of Health’s County Breakdown of Confirmed Cases:

Bergen County: 84 Positive Test Result(s)

Essex County: 32 Positive Test Result(s)

Hudson County: 24 Positive Test Result(s)

Monmouth County: 22 Positive Test Result(s)

Middlesex County: 17 Positive Test Result(s)

Union County: 15 Positive Test Result(s)

Passaic County: 10 Positive Test Result(s)

Mercer County: 9 Positive Test Result(s)

Somerset County: 7 Positive Test Result(s)

Morris County: 7 Positive Test Result(s)

Burlington County: 5 Positive Test Result(s)

Hunterdon County: 4 Positive Test Result(s)

Ocean County: 4 Positive Test Result(s)

Camden County: 3 Positive Test Result(s)

Gloucester County: 2 Positive Test Result(s)




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  • Martha Bartha

    Yeah Murphy, stay the fuck away from me!

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