Insider NJ’s COVID-19 Information Update Center (April 14th-December 1st)

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This is an archived version of update posts from April 1st-December 1st; for the most recent live version of the update center, go here


12/1 2:30pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 341,910 cases and 15,254 fatalities (and 1,829 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.1.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.


11/30 11:45am: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 12pm.

From a NJ.com report: ‘The ban on indoor youth and high school sports in New Jersey will start Friday at 6 a.m. and last until Jan. 2, sources told NJ Advance Media’.  The Governor will also announce the dropping of the outdoor gathering limit to 25, according to the report.


11/23 1pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 309,588 cases and 14,960 fatalities (and 1,812 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is 1.32.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.


11/19 6pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 293,744 cases and 14,877 fatalities (and 1,801 probable fatalities) as of Thursday; the viral transmission rate is 1.42.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.


11/18 1pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 289,562 cases and 14,843 fatalities (and 1,812 probable fatalities) as of Wednesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.43.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.


11/18 8am: Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 11/18/2020


11/17 11:50am: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 285,519 cases and 14,817 fatalities (and 1,801 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.42.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.


11/17 8am: Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 11/17/2020


11/16 6:15pm: With the upcoming holiday season, the New Jersey Department of Health today issued health and safety guidance for the state’s long-term care facilities, which provides measures for residents who leave the facility for a holiday gathering, including a 14-day quarantine at the conclusion of their visit.


11/16 4pm:  As the pace of life in New Jersey has slowly etched back to “normal,” you get the feeling it’s going to be so much harder for some to accept new restrictions. That’s the immediate challenge for Phil Murphy, who announced precisely that today.


11/16 12pm: Live Stream: Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 Briefing: Nov. 16th

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 281,493 cases and 14,779 fatalities (and 1,801 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is 1.4.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.


11/16 10:30am: Governor Murphy announced will sign an executive order limiting the indoor capacity limit ahead of Thanksgiving.


11/16 7:50am: Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 11/16/2020


11/15 1pm:  The NJDOL announced that workers filed 378 complaints alleging COVID-related violations at workplaces in the week following Governor Murphy’s executive order expanding workplace protections.

The NJDOL announced a 15% drop in new unemployment claims over the past week, with a total of 1.78M claims and a total of $18.7M in benefit payments since the beginning of the pandemic.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 279,274 cases and 14,765 fatalities (and 1,801 probable fatalities) as of Sunday; the viral transmission rate is 1.38.

It’s an increase of over 10,000 new cases in just the past few days, and 4,540 new cases reported since Saturday.  Governor Murphy tweeted ‘these numbers are ALARMING and continue to rise’.

The last record day was April 17th, which saw 4,391 cases reported, according to NJ.com, which notes that ‘it is difficult to directly compare cases from April to now because there were far fewer tests being done in the spring when supplies and testing sites were more limited. It is likely the virus was more rampant in April.’


11/12 4pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 266,986 cases and 14,694 fatalities (and 1,801 probable fatalities) as of Wednesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.3.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.


11/11 7:45am: The state’s travel quarantine advisory was updated to include Maine and New Hampshire, bringing the total to 45 states and territories.


11/10 1pm: New Jersey reported a one-day increase of 3,877 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the highest increase since April.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 260,430 cases and 14,661 fatalities (and 1,800 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.25.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.


11/9 3:40pm: Beginning Thursday, bellying up to the bar is out. “We know people are getting sloppy in and around bars as the night wears on,” Gov. Phil Murphy said at a briefing today.


11/9 2pm: All restaurants must close indoor premises by 10 p.m. cannot and cannot reopen until 5 p.m., effective Thursday, Nov. 12th. Outdoor dining can continue past 10 p.m., as can takeout and delivery service, according to Governor Phil Murphy, who addressed the media this afternoon at the War Memorial in Trenton.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 256,653 cases and 14,640 fatalities (and 1,800 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is 1.24.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.


11/5 2:17pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 247,219 cases and 14,603 fatalities (and 1,800 probable fatalities) as of Wednesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.26.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.


11/5 11:57am: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 245,257 cases and 14,591 fatalities (and 1,800 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.27.


11/2 1:13pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 240,997 cases and 14,564 fatalities (and 1,793 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is 1.28.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

148 New Positives 1,820 Confirmed Deaths
25,677 Positive Test Results 243 Probable Deaths
Union County

146 New Positives 1,206 Confirmed Deaths
20,820 Positive Test Results 168 Probable Deaths
Essex County

141 New Positives 1,915 Confirmed Deaths
25,437 Positive Test Results 230 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

126 New Positives 1,246 Confirmed Deaths
22,804 Positive Test Results 203 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

102 New Positives 1,121 Confirmed Deaths
21,383 Positive Test Results 141 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

96 New Positives 1,374 Confirmed Deaths
23,730 Positive Test Results 157 Probable Deaths
Morris County

90 New Positives 694 Confirmed Deaths
9,448 Positive Test Results 145 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

84 New Positives 781 Confirmed Deaths
14,499 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

72 New Positives 476 Confirmed Deaths
8,794 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Camden County

67 New Positives 584 Confirmed Deaths
12,060 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

55 New Positives 1,004 Confirmed Deaths
17,034 Positive Test Results 66 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

45 New Positives 255 Confirmed Deaths
5,387 Positive Test Results 12 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

41 New Positives 606 Confirmed Deaths
9,479 Positive Test Results 34 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

36 New Positives 520 Confirmed Deaths
6,614 Positive Test Results 75 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

35 New Positives 242 Confirmed Deaths
5,713 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

17 New Positives 73 Confirmed Deaths
1,643 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Warren County

17 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,650 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

12 New Positives 154 Confirmed Deaths
4,080 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

12 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,773 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

3 New Positives 90 Confirmed Deaths
1,153 Positive Test Results 10 Probable Deaths
Salem County

3 New Positives 84 Confirmed Deaths
1,195 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths


11/2 7:49am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 11/2/2020


10/30 9:07am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/30/2020


10/29 4:15pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 234,547 cases and 14,539 fatalities (and 1,793 probable fatalities) as of Thursday; the viral transmission rate is 1.25.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Essex County

241 New Positives 1,912 Confirmed Deaths
24,709 Positive Test Results 230 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

162 New Positives 1,372 Confirmed Deaths
23,132 Positive Test Results 157 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

141 New Positives 1,819 Confirmed Deaths
25,027 Positive Test Results 243 Probable Deaths
Union County

131 New Positives 1,204 Confirmed Deaths
20,195 Positive Test Results 168 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

121 New Positives 1,244 Confirmed Deaths
22,274 Positive Test Results 203 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

111 New Positives 1,120 Confirmed Deaths
20,898 Positive Test Results 141 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

105 New Positives 781 Confirmed Deaths
14,111 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Camden County

86 New Positives 581 Confirmed Deaths
11,617 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

58 New Positives 472 Confirmed Deaths
8,486 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

56 New Positives 1,001 Confirmed Deaths
16,715 Positive Test Results 66 Probable Deaths
Morris County

56 New Positives 693 Confirmed Deaths
9,145 Positive Test Results 145 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

50 New Positives 241 Confirmed Deaths
5,559 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

45 New Positives 605 Confirmed Deaths
9,297 Positive Test Results 34 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

31 New Positives 255 Confirmed Deaths
5,162 Positive Test Results 12 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

27 New Positives 519 Confirmed Deaths
6,485 Positive Test Results 75 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

14 New Positives 154 Confirmed Deaths
4,016 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

11 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,720 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Warren County

10 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,595 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

8 New Positives 90 Confirmed Deaths
1,123 Positive Test Results 10 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

3 New Positives 73 Confirmed Deaths
1,586 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Salem County

3 New Positives 84 Confirmed Deaths
1,171 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths


10/29 7:43am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/29/2020


10/28 3:15pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 232,997 cases and 14,531 fatalities (and 1,793 probable fatalities) as of Wednesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.25.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Essex County

273 New Positives 1,912 Confirmed Deaths
24,455 Positive Test Results 230 Probable Deaths
Union County

186 New Positives 1,204 Confirmed Deaths
20,106 Positive Test Results 168 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

165 New Positives 1,242 Confirmed Deaths
22,111 Positive Test Results 203 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

118 New Positives 1,120 Confirmed Deaths
20,775 Positive Test Results 141 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

117 New Positives 1,371 Confirmed Deaths
22,956 Positive Test Results 157 Probable Deaths
Camden County

107 New Positives 580 Confirmed Deaths
11,519 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

100 New Positives 780 Confirmed Deaths
13,996 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

97 New Positives 1,818 Confirmed Deaths
24,890 Positive Test Results 243 Probable Deaths
Morris County

90 New Positives 693 Confirmed Deaths
9,091 Positive Test Results 145 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

76 New Positives 472 Confirmed Deaths
8,416 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

55 New Positives 239 Confirmed Deaths
5,519 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

42 New Positives 519 Confirmed Deaths
6,451 Positive Test Results 75 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

41 New Positives 255 Confirmed Deaths
5,130 Positive Test Results 12 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

39 New Positives 1,001 Confirmed Deaths
16,642 Positive Test Results 66 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

31 New Positives 605 Confirmed Deaths
9,250 Positive Test Results 34 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

15 New Positives 73 Confirmed Deaths
1,582 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

15 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,707 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Warren County

13 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,584 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

10 New Positives 154 Confirmed Deaths
3,996 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

5 New Positives 90 Confirmed Deaths
1,115 Positive Test Results 10 Probable Deaths
Salem County

3 New Positives 84 Confirmed Deaths
1,169 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths


10/28 8:30am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/28/2020


10/27 6:45pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 231,331 cases and 14,517 fatalities (and 1,789 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.26.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Union County

238 New Positives 1,202 Confirmed Deaths
19,918 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Essex County

219 New Positives 1,912 Confirmed Deaths
24,177 Positive Test Results 230 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

181 New Positives 1,371 Confirmed Deaths
22,837 Positive Test Results 157 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

152 New Positives 1,815 Confirmed Deaths
24,795 Positive Test Results 243 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

151 New Positives 1,242 Confirmed Deaths
21,939 Positive Test Results 202 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

107 New Positives 1,120 Confirmed Deaths
20,662 Positive Test Results 141 Probable Deaths
Morris County

84 New Positives 691 Confirmed Deaths
9,002 Positive Test Results 144 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

82 New Positives 780 Confirmed Deaths
13,892 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Camden County

73 New Positives 579 Confirmed Deaths
11,407 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

71 New Positives 999 Confirmed Deaths
16,605 Positive Test Results 66 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

46 New Positives 605 Confirmed Deaths
9,220 Positive Test Results 35 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

45 New Positives 254 Confirmed Deaths
5,091 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

43 New Positives 472 Confirmed Deaths
8,334 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

42 New Positives 236 Confirmed Deaths
5,467 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

35 New Positives 519 Confirmed Deaths
6,411 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

21 New Positives 73 Confirmed Deaths
1,569 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

12 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,692 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

8 New Positives 154 Confirmed Deaths
3,986 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Warren County

8 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,570 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Salem County

7 New Positives 84 Confirmed Deaths
1,166 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

4 New Positives 90 Confirmed Deaths
1,111 Positive Test Results 10 Probable Deaths


10/27 8:15am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/27/2020


10/26 6:29pm: Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli today announced the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan, designed to provide equitable access to approved vaccine(s), achieve maximum community protection and build public trust in advance of an approved vaccine(s).

Murphy explained today his only recourse is “to plead” with people to follow the rules in regard to mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing. And as he has stressed more than once, this is not a normal year and it is foolish to treat it as such.


10/26 1pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 229,584 cases and 14,503 fatalities (and 1,789 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is 1.23.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Essex County

133 New Positives 1,911 Confirmed Deaths
23,931 Positive Test Results 230 Probable Deaths
Union County

126 New Positives 1,201 Confirmed Deaths
19,682 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

118 New Positives 1,815 Confirmed Deaths
24,648 Positive Test Results 243 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

111 New Positives 1,242 Confirmed Deaths
21,783 Positive Test Results 202 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

110 New Positives 1,120 Confirmed Deaths
20,554 Positive Test Results 141 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

78 New Positives 472 Confirmed Deaths
8,280 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

75 New Positives 1,370 Confirmed Deaths
22,646 Positive Test Results 157 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

62 New Positives 999 Confirmed Deaths
16,534 Positive Test Results 66 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

61 New Positives 778 Confirmed Deaths
13,807 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Morris County

61 New Positives 690 Confirmed Deaths
8,919 Positive Test Results 144 Probable Deaths
Camden County

59 New Positives 576 Confirmed Deaths
11,336 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

47 New Positives 253 Confirmed Deaths
5,045 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

40 New Positives 518 Confirmed Deaths
6,371 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

33 New Positives 235 Confirmed Deaths
5,435 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

29 New Positives 605 Confirmed Deaths
9,174 Positive Test Results 35 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

14 New Positives 154 Confirmed Deaths
3,978 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

14 New Positives 72 Confirmed Deaths
1,548 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

12 New Positives 90 Confirmed Deaths
1,105 Positive Test Results 10 Probable Deaths
Warren County

10 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,562 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

3 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,681 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Salem County

0 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
1,160 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths


10/26 8:35am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/26/2020


10/24 2:30pm:  Governor Murphy extended the public health state of emergency for another 30 days, as the state announced a increase of 1,994 COVID-19 cases, the highest single day increase since May. The Governor also said that he and First Lady Tammy Murphy have tested negative again for COVID-19.


10/23 8:15am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/23/2020


10/22 3:45pm:  “There’s no lapse of judgment here.” So said Gov. Phil Murphy today as he used his regular briefing to explain the circumstances that prompted him to self quarantine.


10/22 1pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 224,385 cases and 14,474 fatalities (and 1,789 probable fatalities) as of Thursday; the viral transmission rate is 1.17.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Essex County

196 New Positives 1,909 Confirmed Deaths
23,068 Positive Test Results 230 Probable Deaths
Union County

119 New Positives 1,200 Confirmed Deaths
19,161 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

110 New Positives 1,368 Confirmed Deaths
22,116 Positive Test Results 157 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

107 New Positives 1,813 Confirmed Deaths
24,172 Positive Test Results 243 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

88 New Positives 1,241 Confirmed Deaths
21,323 Positive Test Results 202 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

81 New Positives 778 Confirmed Deaths
13,555 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Morris County

67 New Positives 690 Confirmed Deaths
8,659 Positive Test Results 144 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

66 New Positives 995 Confirmed Deaths
16,302 Positive Test Results 66 Probable Deaths
Camden County

64 New Positives 570 Confirmed Deaths
11,071 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

51 New Positives 1,119 Confirmed Deaths
20,211 Positive Test Results 141 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

50 New Positives 467 Confirmed Deaths
8,028 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

45 New Positives 233 Confirmed Deaths
5,305 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

32 New Positives 253 Confirmed Deaths
4,845 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

24 New Positives 518 Confirmed Deaths
6,240 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

18 New Positives 603 Confirmed Deaths
9,048 Positive Test Results 35 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

8 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,645 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Warren County

8 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,525 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

7 New Positives 153 Confirmed Deaths
3,939 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

4 New Positives 90 Confirmed Deaths
1,083 Positive Test Results 10 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

4 New Positives 72 Confirmed Deaths
1,509 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Salem County

4 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
1,152 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths


10/22 11:45am: The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has successfully processed $1.2 billion in FEMA payments, and eligible claimants can expect to receive this supplemental benefit as a lump-sum payment over the next two business days, depending on their bank.


10/22 9:10am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/22/2020


10/21 4pm: Governor Murphy will quarantine following COVID-19 exposure over the weekend, abruptly leaving a press conference yesterday. Announcing that a senior staffer to Murphy had tested positive, the Governor’s Office said that Murphy and the First Lady will be cancelling in-person appearances through the weekend, out of an ‘abundance of caution’.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 223,223 cases and 14,456 fatalities (and 1,789 probable fatalities) as of Wednesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.15.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Essex County

134 New Positives 1,907 Confirmed Deaths
22,877 Positive Test Results 230 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

124 New Positives 1,812 Confirmed Deaths
24,066 Positive Test Results 243 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

116 New Positives 1,367 Confirmed Deaths
22,004 Positive Test Results 157 Probable Deaths
Union County

102 New Positives 1,197 Confirmed Deaths
19,044 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

80 New Positives 1,239 Confirmed Deaths
21,229 Positive Test Results 202 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

73 New Positives 1,119 Confirmed Deaths
20,160 Positive Test Results 141 Probable Deaths
Morris County

66 New Positives 688 Confirmed Deaths
8,596 Positive Test Results 144 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

63 New Positives 993 Confirmed Deaths
16,238 Positive Test Results 66 Probable Deaths
Camden County

55 New Positives 567 Confirmed Deaths
11,007 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

50 New Positives 467 Confirmed Deaths
7,978 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

46 New Positives 778 Confirmed Deaths
13,477 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

35 New Positives 253 Confirmed Deaths
4,816 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

25 New Positives 603 Confirmed Deaths
9,031 Positive Test Results 35 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

21 New Positives 518 Confirmed Deaths
6,216 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

19 New Positives 231 Confirmed Deaths
5,261 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

8 New Positives 153 Confirmed Deaths
3,933 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

8 New Positives 72 Confirmed Deaths
1,505 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

6 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,637 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Warren County

3 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,517 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

1 New Positives 90 Confirmed Deaths
1,080 Positive Test Results 10 Probable Deaths
Salem County

1 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
1,147 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths


10/21 8:28am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/21/2020


10/20 6:55pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 222,193 cases and 14,438 fatalities (and 1,789 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.13.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Union County

132 New Positives 1,197 Confirmed Deaths
18,949 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

117 New Positives 1,237 Confirmed Deaths
21,152 Positive Test Results 202 Probable Deaths
Essex County

114 New Positives 1,906 Confirmed Deaths
22,735 Positive Test Results 230 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

103 New Positives 1,811 Confirmed Deaths
23,945 Positive Test Results 242 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

87 New Positives 1,366 Confirmed Deaths
21,886 Positive Test Results 159 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

67 New Positives 1,117 Confirmed Deaths
20,089 Positive Test Results 141 Probable Deaths
Morris County

60 New Positives 688 Confirmed Deaths
8,529 Positive Test Results 144 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

55 New Positives 990 Confirmed Deaths
16,173 Positive Test Results 66 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

53 New Positives 777 Confirmed Deaths
13,439 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

46 New Positives 466 Confirmed Deaths
7,928 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Camden County

39 New Positives 565 Confirmed Deaths
10,946 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

33 New Positives 229 Confirmed Deaths
5,240 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

28 New Positives 603 Confirmed Deaths
9,005 Positive Test Results 35 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

27 New Positives 253 Confirmed Deaths
4,779 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

22 New Positives 516 Confirmed Deaths
6,192 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

10 New Positives 153 Confirmed Deaths
3,924 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

7 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,628 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

4 New Positives 72 Confirmed Deaths
1,497 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Salem County

4 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
1,146 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

3 New Positives 90 Confirmed Deaths
1,080 Positive Test Results 9 Probable Deaths
Warren County

1 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,515 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths


10/20 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/20/2020


10/19 2pm: Daily reports of cases have doubled over the course of the last month to 1k a day.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 221,205 cases and 14,425 fatalities (and 1,789 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is 1.14.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Ocean County

154 New Positives 988 Confirmed Deaths
16,107 Positive Test Results 66 Probable Deaths
Essex County

132 New Positives 1,904 Confirmed Deaths
22,625 Positive Test Results 230 Probable Deaths
Union County

109 New Positives 1,196 Confirmed Deaths
18,815 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

108 New Positives 1,236 Confirmed Deaths
21,043 Positive Test Results 202 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

103 New Positives 1,809 Confirmed Deaths
23,845 Positive Test Results 242 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

84 New Positives 776 Confirmed Deaths
13,395 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

78 New Positives 1,364 Confirmed Deaths
21,810 Positive Test Results 159 Probable Deaths
Camden County

75 New Positives 565 Confirmed Deaths
10,908 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

59 New Positives 466 Confirmed Deaths
7,885 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

54 New Positives 1,117 Confirmed Deaths
20,028 Positive Test Results 141 Probable Deaths
Morris County

48 New Positives 688 Confirmed Deaths
8,475 Positive Test Results 144 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

47 New Positives 253 Confirmed Deaths
4,753 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

33 New Positives 228 Confirmed Deaths
5,210 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

26 New Positives 516 Confirmed Deaths
6,169 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

19 New Positives 602 Confirmed Deaths
8,975 Positive Test Results 35 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

16 New Positives 153 Confirmed Deaths
3,914 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

8 New Positives 72 Confirmed Deaths
1,494 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Warren County

8 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,514 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

7 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,623 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Salem County

5 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
1,143 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

1 New Positives 90 Confirmed Deaths
1,077 Positive Test Results 9 Probable Deaths


10/19 12:45pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.


10/19 7:54am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/19/2020


10/16 8:24am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/16/2020


10/15 4pm:  “Please, plan for a smaller table this year,” Gov. Phil Murphy pleaded at today’s briefing. Not only that, the governor said families should consider moving “Turkey Day” celebrations outside. “Maybe around a fire pit or a patio heater,” is how the governor put it.


10/15 1:50pm: The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced Thursday that more than 800,000 workers who were unemployed for six weeks starting Aug. 1 could be eligible for up to $1.5 billion in FEMA Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) payments.


10/15 11am: Appearing on CNBC this morning, Governor Murphy says the state is more likely to use a ‘scalpel’ approach instead of blanket restrictions in the coming months to combat COVID-19.


10/15 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/15/2020


10/14 7:35am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/15/2020


10/13 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/13/2020


10/9 1:51pm: Governor Phil Murphy today, alongside Congressman Andy Kim and Congressman Donald Norcross, announced $60 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) for the Local Government Emergency Fund to aid counties and municipalities that were excluded from the federal government’s direct CRF allocation plan.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 212,013 cases and 14,376 fatalities (and 1,788 probable fatalities) as of Friday; the viral transmission rate is 1.19.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Ocean County

119 New Positives 986 Confirmed Deaths
14,923 Positive Test Results 66 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

91 New Positives 1,229 Confirmed Deaths
20,226 Positive Test Results 202 Probable Deaths
Essex County

80 New Positives 1,899 Confirmed Deaths
21,608 Positive Test Results 229 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

72 New Positives 775 Confirmed Deaths
12,661 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Camden County

71 New Positives 563 Confirmed Deaths
10,374 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

70 New Positives 1,809 Confirmed Deaths
23,031 Positive Test Results 242 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

67 New Positives 1,114 Confirmed Deaths
19,484 Positive Test Results 141 Probable Deaths
Union County

47 New Positives 1,193 Confirmed Deaths
18,109 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

42 New Positives 462 Confirmed Deaths
7,484 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

36 New Positives 1,359 Confirmed Deaths
21,079 Positive Test Results 159 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

32 New Positives 249 Confirmed Deaths
4,387 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Morris County

32 New Positives 687 Confirmed Deaths
8,092 Positive Test Results 144 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

29 New Positives 226 Confirmed Deaths
4,915 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

27 New Positives 601 Confirmed Deaths
8,795 Positive Test Results 35 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

14 New Positives 508 Confirmed Deaths
5,980 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

11 New Positives 152 Confirmed Deaths
3,851 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

9 New Positives 90 Confirmed Deaths
1,068 Positive Test Results 9 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

8 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,566 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

7 New Positives 72 Confirmed Deaths
1,434 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Salem County

2 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
1,111 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Warren County

2 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,472 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths


10/9 7:55am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/9/2020


10/8 4:10pm: The governor reported 1,301 new cases, a significant increase over what we’ve seen the last two months or so. In fact, today’s number of reported cases was the highest since late May.


10/8 3:25pm: The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has dispensed $16.2 billion in unemployment benefits to jobless workers since the COVID-19 pandemic idled a significant portion of the state’s workforce nearly seven months ago, and today announced it had begun accepting certifications for up to six weeks of FEMA Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) payments.


10/8 1pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 211,148 cases and 14,373 fatalities (and 1,788 probable fatalities) as of Thursday; the viral transmission rate is 1.22.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Ocean County

285 New Positives 986 Confirmed Deaths
14,814 Positive Test Results 66 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

128 New Positives 775 Confirmed Deaths
12,588 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

97 New Positives 1,808 Confirmed Deaths
22,959 Positive Test Results 242 Probable Deaths
Essex County

96 New Positives 1,899 Confirmed Deaths
21,539 Positive Test Results 229 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

89 New Positives 1,115 Confirmed Deaths
19,418 Positive Test Results 141 Probable Deaths
Union County

85 New Positives 1,193 Confirmed Deaths
18,061 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

84 New Positives 1,228 Confirmed Deaths
20,134 Positive Test Results 202 Probable Deaths
Camden County

68 New Positives 563 Confirmed Deaths
10,286 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

65 New Positives 1,359 Confirmed Deaths
21,042 Positive Test Results 159 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

55 New Positives 462 Confirmed Deaths
7,442 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

47 New Positives 249 Confirmed Deaths
4,357 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Morris County

43 New Positives 687 Confirmed Deaths
8,061 Positive Test Results 144 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

32 New Positives 507 Confirmed Deaths
5,967 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

30 New Positives 226 Confirmed Deaths
4,877 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

23 New Positives 72 Confirmed Deaths
1,431 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

20 New Positives 601 Confirmed Deaths
8,773 Positive Test Results 35 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

9 New Positives 152 Confirmed Deaths
3,838 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

8 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,559 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

6 New Positives 89 Confirmed Deaths
1,063 Positive Test Results 9 Probable Deaths
Salem County

6 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
1,110 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Warren County

4 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,471 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths


10/8 8:40am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/8/2020


10/7 1pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 209,850 cases and 14,360 fatalities (and 1,787 probable fatalities) as of Wednesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.24.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Ocean County

114 New Positives 987 Confirmed Deaths
14,489 Positive Test Results 65 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

91 New Positives 776 Confirmed Deaths
12,386 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

59 New Positives 1,807 Confirmed Deaths
22,827 Positive Test Results 241 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

48 New Positives 1,228 Confirmed Deaths
19,990 Positive Test Results 202 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

45 New Positives 1,115 Confirmed Deaths
19,315 Positive Test Results 141 Probable Deaths
Essex County

44 New Positives 1,901 Confirmed Deaths
21,407 Positive Test Results 229 Probable Deaths
Union County

42 New Positives 1,193 Confirmed Deaths
17,944 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

41 New Positives 1,359 Confirmed Deaths
20,954 Positive Test Results 160 Probable Deaths
Camden County

28 New Positives 559 Confirmed Deaths
10,170 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

27 New Positives 246 Confirmed Deaths
4,286 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

21 New Positives 504 Confirmed Deaths
5,934 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Morris County

17 New Positives 687 Confirmed Deaths
8,011 Positive Test Results 144 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

16 New Positives 223 Confirmed Deaths
4,812 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

14 New Positives 461 Confirmed Deaths
7,343 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

10 New Positives 601 Confirmed Deaths
8,742 Positive Test Results 35 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

9 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,547 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

7 New Positives 88 Confirmed Deaths
1,055 Positive Test Results 9 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

5 New Positives 71 Confirmed Deaths
1,400 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

4 New Positives 152 Confirmed Deaths
3,820 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Salem County

4 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
1,094 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Warren County

3 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,463 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths


10/7 8:15am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/7/2020


10/6 3pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 209,342 cases and 14,360 fatalities (and 1,787 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.26.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Ocean County

114 New Positives 987 Confirmed Deaths
14,489 Positive Test Results 65 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

91 New Positives 776 Confirmed Deaths
12,386 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

59 New Positives 1,807 Confirmed Deaths
22,827 Positive Test Results 241 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

48 New Positives 1,228 Confirmed Deaths
19,990 Positive Test Results 202 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

45 New Positives 1,115 Confirmed Deaths
19,315 Positive Test Results 141 Probable Deaths
Essex County

44 New Positives 1,901 Confirmed Deaths
21,407 Positive Test Results 229 Probable Deaths
Union County

42 New Positives 1,193 Confirmed Deaths
17,944 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

41 New Positives 1,359 Confirmed Deaths
20,954 Positive Test Results 160 Probable Deaths
Camden County

28 New Positives 559 Confirmed Deaths
10,170 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

27 New Positives 246 Confirmed Deaths
4,286 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

21 New Positives 504 Confirmed Deaths
5,934 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Morris County

17 New Positives 687 Confirmed Deaths
8,011 Positive Test Results 144 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

16 New Positives 223 Confirmed Deaths
4,812 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

14 New Positives 461 Confirmed Deaths
7,343 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

10 New Positives 601 Confirmed Deaths
8,742 Positive Test Results 35 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

9 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,547 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

7 New Positives 88 Confirmed Deaths
1,055 Positive Test Results 9 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

5 New Positives 71 Confirmed Deaths
1,400 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

4 New Positives 152 Confirmed Deaths
3,820 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Salem County

4 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
1,094 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Warren County

3 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,463 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths


10/6 8:55am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/6/2020


10/5 1pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 208,713 cases and 14,351 fatalities (and 1,787 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate has risen to 1.27.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Ocean County

119 New Positives 985 Confirmed Deaths
14,363 Positive Test Results 65 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

48 New Positives 776 Confirmed Deaths
12,280 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

39 New Positives 1,806 Confirmed Deaths
22,774 Positive Test Results 241 Probable Deaths
Essex County

38 New Positives 1,900 Confirmed Deaths
21,365 Positive Test Results 229 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

37 New Positives 1,228 Confirmed Deaths
19,943 Positive Test Results 202 Probable Deaths
Union County

34 New Positives 1,191 Confirmed Deaths
17,903 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

33 New Positives 245 Confirmed Deaths
4,257 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

30 New Positives 1,115 Confirmed Deaths
19,269 Positive Test Results 141 Probable Deaths
Camden County

25 New Positives 559 Confirmed Deaths
10,149 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

20 New Positives 461 Confirmed Deaths
7,327 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

17 New Positives 1,359 Confirmed Deaths
20,914 Positive Test Results 160 Probable Deaths
Morris County

16 New Positives 686 Confirmed Deaths
7,999 Positive Test Results 144 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

11 New Positives 223 Confirmed Deaths
4,796 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

11 New Positives 601 Confirmed Deaths
8,732 Positive Test Results 35 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

10 New Positives 71 Confirmed Deaths
1,398 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

7 New Positives 503 Confirmed Deaths
5,911 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

3 New Positives 152 Confirmed Deaths
3,815 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Warren County

2 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,461 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

1 New Positives 88 Confirmed Deaths
1,046 Positive Test Results 9 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

1 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,539 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Salem County

0 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
1,090 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths


10/5 10:30am: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 208,202 cases and 14,349 fatalities (and 1,787 probable fatalities) as of Sunday; the viral transmission rate has risen to 1.26.


10/5 8:30am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/5/2020


10/2 8:19am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/2/2020


10/1 8:30pm: The ‘Mayors For Main Street’ coalition sent a letter to Governor Murphy urging him to expand indoor dining capacity to 66% as the colder months approach.


10/1 1:43pm: Governor Phil Murphy and New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of COVID-19 exposure notification mobile apps in their respective states that will serve as crucial tools to supplement the effort to trace and contact individuals subject to a COVID exposure.


10/1 1:39pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 205,889 cases and 14,340 fatalities (and 1,787 probable fatalities) as of Thursday; the viral transmission rate is 1.16.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Middlesex County

85 New Positives 1,227 Confirmed Deaths
19,679 Positive Test Results 202 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

82 New Positives 776 Confirmed Deaths
12,025 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

71 New Positives 1,804 Confirmed Deaths
22,579 Positive Test Results 241 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

66 New Positives 985 Confirmed Deaths
13,718 Positive Test Results 65 Probable Deaths
Camden County

40 New Positives 558 Confirmed Deaths
9,996 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Essex County

38 New Positives 1,899 Confirmed Deaths
21,157 Positive Test Results 229 Probable Deaths
Union County

37 New Positives 1,189 Confirmed Deaths
17,761 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

34 New Positives 1,358 Confirmed Deaths
20,767 Positive Test Results 160 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

26 New Positives 461 Confirmed Deaths
7,208 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

25 New Positives 245 Confirmed Deaths
4,152 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

25 New Positives 1,113 Confirmed Deaths
19,135 Positive Test Results 141 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

24 New Positives 503 Confirmed Deaths
5,850 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

22 New Positives 222 Confirmed Deaths
4,710 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

18 New Positives 71 Confirmed Deaths
1,349 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Morris County

18 New Positives 686 Confirmed Deaths
7,920 Positive Test Results 144 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

15 New Positives 601 Confirmed Deaths
8,675 Positive Test Results 35 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

6 New Positives 88 Confirmed Deaths
1,026 Positive Test Results 9 Probable Deaths
Salem County

6 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
1,076 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

6 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,517 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Warren County

6 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,449 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

0 New Positives 152 Confirmed Deaths
3,802 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths


10/1 11:30am: The number of new unemployment claims rose by 10 percent last week, to 27,168*, the second straight week New Jersey has seen a jump in weekly claims.


10/1 7:45am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 10/1/2020


9/30 2:29pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 205,275 cases and 14,335 fatalities (and 1,791 probable fatalities) as of Wednesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.15.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Ocean County

188 New Positives 984 Confirmed Deaths
13,665 Positive Test Results 65 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

75 New Positives 776 Confirmed Deaths
11,949 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

67 New Positives 1,227 Confirmed Deaths
19,604 Positive Test Results 202 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

48 New Positives 1,113 Confirmed Deaths
19,113 Positive Test Results 141 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

45 New Positives 1,804 Confirmed Deaths
22,510 Positive Test Results 241 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

45 New Positives 1,357 Confirmed Deaths
20,732 Positive Test Results 160 Probable Deaths
Essex County

42 New Positives 1,899 Confirmed Deaths
21,121 Positive Test Results 229 Probable Deaths
Union County

40 New Positives 1,189 Confirmed Deaths
17,727 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Camden County

37 New Positives 559 Confirmed Deaths
9,962 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

30 New Positives 458 Confirmed Deaths
7,184 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Morris County

20 New Positives 686 Confirmed Deaths
7,902 Positive Test Results 144 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

19 New Positives 221 Confirmed Deaths
4,670 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

14 New Positives 245 Confirmed Deaths
4,128 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

13 New Positives 503 Confirmed Deaths
5,830 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

10 New Positives 601 Confirmed Deaths
8,663 Positive Test Results 35 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

8 New Positives 152 Confirmed Deaths
3,803 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

5 New Positives 71 Confirmed Deaths
1,332 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

5 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,511 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Warren County

4 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,445 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

2 New Positives 88 Confirmed Deaths
1,023 Positive Test Results 9 Probable Deaths
Salem County

2 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
1,072 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths


9/30 11:40am: Today, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) released a special report about the impact of COVID-19 on hunger in New Jersey.


9/30 8:15am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 9/30/2020


9/29 1:25pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 204,563 cases and 14,316 fatalities (and 1,791 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.13.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Ocean County

91 New Positives 983 Confirmed Deaths
13,481 Positive Test Results 65 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

44 New Positives 1,113 Confirmed Deaths
19,065 Positive Test Results 142 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

41 New Positives 1,804 Confirmed Deaths
22,473 Positive Test Results 243 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

38 New Positives 1,226 Confirmed Deaths
19,539 Positive Test Results 202 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

36 New Positives 776 Confirmed Deaths
11,892 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Essex County

35 New Positives 1,899 Confirmed Deaths
21,091 Positive Test Results 230 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

33 New Positives 1,355 Confirmed Deaths
20,692 Positive Test Results 160 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

24 New Positives 458 Confirmed Deaths
7,169 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Camden County

23 New Positives 558 Confirmed Deaths
9,927 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

23 New Positives 221 Confirmed Deaths
4,560 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Union County

22 New Positives 1,189 Confirmed Deaths
17,689 Positive Test Results 166 Probable Deaths
Morris County

20 New Positives 686 Confirmed Deaths
7,887 Positive Test Results 145 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

16 New Positives 245 Confirmed Deaths
4,114 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

16 New Positives 499 Confirmed Deaths
5,819 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

11 New Positives 601 Confirmed Deaths
8,653 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

6 New Positives 71 Confirmed Deaths
1,330 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Salem County

6 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
1,072 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

4 New Positives 152 Confirmed Deaths
3,794 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

4 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,506 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

3 New Positives 88 Confirmed Deaths
1,026 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Warren County

3 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,445 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths


9/29 12:45pm: Watch Governor Murphy sign the COVID-caused FY2021 revised budget at 1pm.

Governor Phil Murphy today advised individuals traveling to New Jersey from states or territories with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state or territory. The updated advisory includes the addition of Colorado — with Arizona and Virginia removed from the list — bringing the total to 34 states and territories.


9/29 11:15am: New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced licensed child care centers and registered family child care providers can begin applying for grants to help meet the increased costs of reopening and remaining open during the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency.


9/29 9am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 9/29/2020


9/28 6:30pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 204,107 cases and 14,316 fatalities (and 1,791 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is 1.12.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Ocean County

242 New Positives 983 Confirmed Deaths
13,402 Positive Test Results 65 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

54 New Positives 1,223 Confirmed Deaths
19,503 Positive Test Results 202 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

35 New Positives 1,802 Confirmed Deaths
22,439 Positive Test Results 243 Probable Deaths
Union County

30 New Positives 1,189 Confirmed Deaths
17,671 Positive Test Results 166 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

28 New Positives 775 Confirmed Deaths
11,856 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Camden County

21 New Positives 557 Confirmed Deaths
9,907 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

19 New Positives 457 Confirmed Deaths
7,145 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

19 New Positives 1,113 Confirmed Deaths
19,023 Positive Test Results 142 Probable Deaths
Essex County

17 New Positives 1,899 Confirmed Deaths
21,070 Positive Test Results 230 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

17 New Positives 1,356 Confirmed Deaths
20,661 Positive Test Results 160 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

13 New Positives 499 Confirmed Deaths
5,808 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

11 New Positives 245 Confirmed Deaths
4,096 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

11 New Positives 220 Confirmed Deaths
4,523 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Morris County

10 New Positives 686 Confirmed Deaths
7,871 Positive Test Results 145 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

6 New Positives 151 Confirmed Deaths
3,790 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

6 New Positives 600 Confirmed Deaths
8,643 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

5 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,502 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Salem County

4 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
1,068 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

3 New Positives 71 Confirmed Deaths
1,324 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Warren County

3 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,443 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

0 New Positives 88 Confirmed Deaths
1,023 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths


9/28 12pm: Today, the New Jersey Housing Mortgage and Finance Agency (NJHMFA) announced the expansion and reopening of its Small Landlord Emergency Grant (SLEG) Program to assist vulnerable renters across the state by covering their missed rent from April through July 2020.


9/28 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 9/28/2020


9/25 7:50am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 9/25/2020


9/24 11:24am: Over vociferous GOP entreaties checked by a reminder by Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) for them – amid chafing – to keep their masks in place, the state Senate this morning passed Senate Bill No. 2021, which appropriates $32,711,205,000 in State funds and $13,856,161,239 in federal funds for the State budget for Fiscal Year 2021.


9/24 10:45am: The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) received 24,663* initial unemployment claims last week, a 25 percent increase over the previous week, as the number of workers seeking jobless benefits now tops 1.6 million since COVID-19 forced many businesses to close six months ago.


9/24 8:45am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 9/24/2020


9/23 4:10pm:  Governor Murphy raised a problem apparently occurring at gyms and health clubs. He said he’s heard anecdotal evidence that some are entering a gym wearing a mask, but then taking it off immediately. That is a no-no. “Don’t let anybody do that,” the governor said in a message aimed at gym and health club operators.


9/23 12:47pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 200,988 cases and 14,291 fatalities (and 1,791 probable fatalities) as of Wednesday; the viral transmission rate rose to 1.15.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Ocean County

59 New Positives 979 Confirmed Deaths
12,436 Positive Test Results 65 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

51 New Positives 1,223 Confirmed Deaths
19,210 Positive Test Results 202 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

32 New Positives 1,801 Confirmed Deaths
22,276 Positive Test Results 243 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

32 New Positives 455 Confirmed Deaths
7,006 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

28 New Positives 219 Confirmed Deaths
4,389 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

28 New Positives 1,110 Confirmed Deaths
18,877 Positive Test Results 142 Probable Deaths
Essex County

27 New Positives 1,897 Confirmed Deaths
20,898 Positive Test Results 230 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

24 New Positives 773 Confirmed Deaths
11,605 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Morris County

20 New Positives 686 Confirmed Deaths
7,795 Positive Test Results 145 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

17 New Positives 498 Confirmed Deaths
5,725 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Union County

17 New Positives 1,190 Confirmed Deaths
17,517 Positive Test Results 166 Probable Deaths
Camden County

16 New Positives 553 Confirmed Deaths
9,765 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

15 New Positives 1,353 Confirmed Deaths
20,547 Positive Test Results 160 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

11 New Positives 599 Confirmed Deaths
8,596 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

9 New Positives 245 Confirmed Deaths
3,990 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

8 New Positives 149 Confirmed Deaths
3,757 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Salem County

5 New Positives 84 Confirmed Deaths
1,052 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

5 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,461 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

4 New Positives 87 Confirmed Deaths
1,008 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

4 New Positives 71 Confirmed Deaths
1,296 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Warren County

2 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,436 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths


9/23 12:32pm: County COVID-19 Case Updates here.


9/23 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 9/23/2020


9/22 4:25pm: The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today voted to approve a $32.7 billion spending plan for the COVID-shortened fiscal year scheduled to start on October 1.

The state’s updated advisory includes five additional states — Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Wyoming — bringing the total to 35 states and territories.


9/22 1:11pm: County COVID-19 Updates Here.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 200,580 cases and 14,285 fatalities (and 1,791 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday. The viral transmission rate is 1.13.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Ocean County

68 New Positives 978 Confirmed Deaths
12,382 Positive Test Results 65 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

56 New Positives 1,801 Confirmed Deaths
22,251 Positive Test Results 243 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

42 New Positives 1,223 Confirmed Deaths
19,158 Positive Test Results 202 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

37 New Positives 773 Confirmed Deaths
11,584 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Union County

34 New Positives 1,191 Confirmed Deaths
17,505 Positive Test Results 166 Probable Deaths
Essex County

33 New Positives 1,897 Confirmed Deaths
20,874 Positive Test Results 229 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

31 New Positives 454 Confirmed Deaths
6,974 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

27 New Positives 219 Confirmed Deaths
4,358 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

25 New Positives 1,353 Confirmed Deaths
20,540 Positive Test Results 160 Probable Deaths
Morris County

19 New Positives 686 Confirmed Deaths
7,775 Positive Test Results 145 Probable Deaths
Camden County

17 New Positives 552 Confirmed Deaths
9,748 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

16 New Positives 1,110 Confirmed Deaths
18,846 Positive Test Results 143 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

12 New Positives 245 Confirmed Deaths
3,983 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

11 New Positives 495 Confirmed Deaths
5,709 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

7 New Positives 599 Confirmed Deaths
8,583 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

6 New Positives 149 Confirmed Deaths
3,749 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

5 New Positives 71 Confirmed Deaths
1,292 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

5 New Positives 87 Confirmed Deaths
1,004 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

3 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,456 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Warren County

2 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,436 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Salem County

1 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
1,047 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths


9/22 7:45am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 9/22/2020


9/22 7:28am: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 200,154 cases and 14,278 fatalities (and 1,791 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate rose to 1.12.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Ocean County

77 New Positives 977 Confirmed Deaths
12,317 Positive Test Results 65 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

46 New Positives 773 Confirmed Deaths
11,544 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

38 New Positives 1,801 Confirmed Deaths
22,197 Positive Test Results 243 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

29 New Positives 1,223 Confirmed Deaths
19,116 Positive Test Results 202 Probable Deaths
Essex County

24 New Positives 1,896 Confirmed Deaths
20,854 Positive Test Results 229 Probable Deaths
Camden County

22 New Positives 552 Confirmed Deaths
9,729 Positive Test Results 53 Probable Deaths
Union County

21 New Positives 1,191 Confirmed Deaths
17,466 Positive Test Results 166 Probable Deaths
Morris County

19 New Positives 686 Confirmed Deaths
7,763 Positive Test Results 145 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

18 New Positives 452 Confirmed Deaths
6,946 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

18 New Positives 1,353 Confirmed Deaths
20,506 Positive Test Results 160 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

16 New Positives 1,108 Confirmed Deaths
18,832 Positive Test Results 143 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

12 New Positives 495 Confirmed Deaths
5,703 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

8 New Positives 149 Confirmed Deaths
3,744 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

8 New Positives 217 Confirmed Deaths
4,330 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

7 New Positives 245 Confirmed Deaths
3,971 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

7 New Positives 600 Confirmed Deaths
8,576 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Warren County

5 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,433 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

4 New Positives 71 Confirmed Deaths
1,288 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Salem County

3 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
1,047 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

2 New Positives 87 Confirmed Deaths
999 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

2 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,453 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths


9/15 8:14am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 9/15/2020


9/14 7:57am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 9/14/2020


9/11 7:58am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 9/11/2020


9/10 11:59am: The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) received 22,703* new unemployment claims last week, a 12.5 percent increase over the week prior.


9/10 7am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 9/10/2020


9/9 9:35am: In an effort to address the difficulties of those struggling to manage remote instruction, Senate President Pro Tempore M. Teresa Ruiz introduced two bills to assist both parents and teachers in balancing personal childcare and work responsibilities.


9/9 7:30am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 9/9/2020


9/8 3:05pm: With restaurants and movie theaters now open, albeit with limited capacity, just how did things go over the holiday weekend? Pretty good, according to the governor.


9/8 2:42pm: Governor Phil Murphy and State Police Superintendent Colonel Pat Callahan today announced Administrative Order 2020-21, which clarifies that health club facilities located in hotels, motels, condominiums, cooperatives, corporate offices, and other businesses can open their indoor premises.


9/8 12:54pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 194,667 cases and 14,213 fatalities (and 1,783 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Atlantic County

7 New Positives 242 Confirmed Deaths
3,827 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

27 New Positives 1,796 Confirmed Deaths
21,844 Positive Test Results 242 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

22 New Positives 444 Confirmed Deaths
6,606 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Camden County

21 New Positives 542 Confirmed Deaths
9,355 Positive Test Results 52 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

7 New Positives 87 Confirmed Deaths
944 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

7 New Positives 148 Confirmed Deaths
3,638 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Essex County

21 New Positives 1,892 Confirmed Deaths
20,545 Positive Test Results 229 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

23 New Positives 216 Confirmed Deaths
3,853 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

7 New Positives 1,352 Confirmed Deaths
20,293 Positive Test Results 160 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

2 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,235 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

11 New Positives 596 Confirmed Deaths
8,432 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

22 New Positives 1,219 Confirmed Deaths
18,625 Positive Test Results 201 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

14 New Positives 768 Confirmed Deaths
10,966 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Morris County

10 New Positives 686 Confirmed Deaths
7,592 Positive Test Results 144 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

24 New Positives 967 Confirmed Deaths
11,522 Positive Test Results 63 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

16 New Positives 1,105 Confirmed Deaths
18,533 Positive Test Results 143 Probable Deaths
Salem County

5 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
999 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

6 New Positives 493 Confirmed Deaths
5,481 Positive Test Results 73 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

5 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,421 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Union County

21 New Positives 1,188 Confirmed Deaths
17,238 Positive Test Results 166 Probable Deaths
Warren County

1 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,411 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths


9/8 11:57am: The updated travel quarantine advisory includes 35 States and Territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia


9/8 11:30am: County COVID-19 Totals as of Tuesday:

Atlantic: 4,063

Hunterdon: 1,233

Camden: 10,013

Ocean: 11,475

Morris: 7,584

Middlesex: 19,144

Monmouth: 23 new cases

Burlington: 6,595


9/8 7:25am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 9/8/2020


9/3 10:30am: The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development received roughly 20,000 new unemployment claims last week, virtually the same number as were filed the prior week, though the number could fluctuate in coming weeks with the limited reopening of schools and gyms and the resumption of some indoor dining.


9/2 10:34am: Today, Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced the state will provide CARES Act funding for the reopening of 26 Sheltered Workshop programs throughout the state.


9/2 8:09am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 9/2/2020


9/1 7:30pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 192,290 cases and 14,170 fatalities (and 1,780 probable fatalities).

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Atlantic County

12 New Positives 240 Confirmed Deaths
3,763 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

36 New Positives 1,793 Confirmed Deaths
21,665 Positive Test Results 242 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

27 New Positives 442 Confirmed Deaths
6,421 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Camden County

24 New Positives 538 Confirmed Deaths
9,178 Positive Test Results 52 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

3 New Positives 87 Confirmed Deaths
908 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

15 New Positives 147 Confirmed Deaths
3,587 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Essex County

43 New Positives 1,887 Confirmed Deaths
20,368 Positive Test Results 229 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

23 New Positives 213 Confirmed Deaths
3,708 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

17 New Positives 1,348 Confirmed Deaths
20,163 Positive Test Results 160 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

0 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,212 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

9 New Positives 594 Confirmed Deaths
8,342 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

18 New Positives 1,216 Confirmed Deaths
18,468 Positive Test Results 201 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

28 New Positives 766 Confirmed Deaths
10,763 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Morris County

16 New Positives 685 Confirmed Deaths
7,507 Positive Test Results 144 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

33 New Positives 961 Confirmed Deaths
11,213 Positive Test Results 62 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

30 New Positives 1,103 Confirmed Deaths
18,380 Positive Test Results 142 Probable Deaths
Salem County

0 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
980 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

8 New Positives 493 Confirmed Deaths
5,425 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

6 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,402 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Union County

12 New Positives 1,185 Confirmed Deaths
17,124 Positive Test Results 166 Probable Deaths
Warren County

2 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,397 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths


9/1 2:40pm: The state’s quarantine advisory was updated to 33 States and Territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Virgin Islands, and Wisconsin


9/1 12:30pm: Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 183, which establishes rules for the resumption of indoor dining on Friday, September 4 at 6:00 a.m., provided businesses comply with the health and safety standards issued by the Department of Health.


9/1 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 9/1/2020


8/31 12:50pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1:15pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 191,960 cases and 14,165 fatalities (and 1,780 probable fatalities) as of Monday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Atlantic County

12 New Positives 240 Confirmed Deaths
3,752 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

42 New Positives 1,790 Confirmed Deaths
21,600 Positive Test Results 242 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

13 New Positives 442 Confirmed Deaths
6,395 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Camden County

15 New Positives 538 Confirmed Deaths
9,157 Positive Test Results 52 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

7 New Positives 87 Confirmed Deaths
905 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

13 New Positives 147 Confirmed Deaths
3,573 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Essex County

23 New Positives 1,884 Confirmed Deaths
20,324 Positive Test Results 229 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

16 New Positives 213 Confirmed Deaths
3,685 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

13 New Positives 1,347 Confirmed Deaths
20,144 Positive Test Results 160 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

2 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,213 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

7 New Positives 591 Confirmed Deaths
8,333 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

22 New Positives 1,217 Confirmed Deaths
18,456 Positive Test Results 201 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

24 New Positives 766 Confirmed Deaths
10,734 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Morris County

18 New Positives 685 Confirmed Deaths
7,491 Positive Test Results 144 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

36 New Positives 958 Confirmed Deaths
11,181 Positive Test Results 62 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

26 New Positives 1,103 Confirmed Deaths
18,351 Positive Test Results 142 Probable Deaths
Salem County

1 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
981 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

20 New Positives 493 Confirmed Deaths
5,420 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

5 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,399 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Union County

24 New Positives 1,184 Confirmed Deaths
17,103 Positive Test Results 166 Probable Deaths
Warren County

3 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,395 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths


8/31 11:21am: County COVID-19 Cases Total as of Monday:

Atlantic: 3,976

Mercer: 8,333

Warren: 1,380

Essex: 20,060

Monmouth: 24 new cases

Morris: 7,496

Camden: 9,787

Ocean: 11,151

Hunterdon: 1,211

Middlesex: 18,971

Sussex: 1,450

Somerset: 4,889

Hudson: 20,959

Gloucester: 3,706

Cape May: 1,108

Bergen: 21,600

Cumberland: 3,573

Passaic: 18,351

Salem: 981

Union: 17,103

Burlington: 6,731


8/31 10:37am: Governor Murphy says indoor dining can resume Friday (iLine post).  Movie theaters and indoor performance centers can reopen as well (iLine post).


8/31 7:45am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 8/31/2020


8/30 7:15pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 191,611 cases and 14,157 fatalities (and 1,780 probable fatalities) as of Sunday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Atlantic County

10 New Positives 240 Confirmed Deaths
3,739 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

37 New Positives 1,790 Confirmed Deaths
21,557 Positive Test Results 242 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

12 New Positives 442 Confirmed Deaths
6,382 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Camden County

26 New Positives 538 Confirmed Deaths
9,142 Positive Test Results 52 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

4 New Positives 87 Confirmed Deaths
898 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

15 New Positives 147 Confirmed Deaths
3,560 Positive Test Results 8 Probable Deaths
Essex County

26 New Positives 1,884 Confirmed Deaths
20,301 Positive Test Results 229 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

12 New Positives 213 Confirmed Deaths
3,668 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

17 New Positives 1,347 Confirmed Deaths
20,131 Positive Test Results 160 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

2 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,212 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

11 New Positives 591 Confirmed Deaths
8,326 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

16 New Positives 1,217 Confirmed Deaths
18,432 Positive Test Results 201 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

10 New Positives 766 Confirmed Deaths
10,710 Positive Test Results 92 Probable Deaths
Morris County

11 New Positives 685 Confirmed Deaths
7,474 Positive Test Results 144 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

11 New Positives 958 Confirmed Deaths
11,145 Positive Test Results 62 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

17 New Positives 1,103 Confirmed Deaths
18,327 Positive Test Results 142 Probable Deaths
Salem County

2 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
980 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

14 New Positives 493 Confirmed Deaths
5,400 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

2 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,394 Positive Test Results 36 Probable Deaths
Union County

9 New Positives 1,184 Confirmed Deaths
17,077 Positive Test Results 166 Probable Deaths
Warren County

1 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,392 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths


8/26 12:50pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.


8/26 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 8/26/2020


8/25 1:35pm: The nuts and bolts of the budget address.


8/25 11am: County COVID-19 Totals as of Tuesday:

Atlantic: 3,904

Hunterdon: 1,195

Essex: 19,936

Camden: 9,620

Monmouth: 22 new cases

Morris: 7,431

Middlesex: 18,763

Ocean: 10,979

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 190,021 cases and 14,124 fatalities (and 1,829 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

43 New Positives 1,789 Confirmed Deaths
21,395 Positive Test Results 244 Probable Deaths
Essex County

32 New Positives 1,881 Confirmed Deaths
20,159 Positive Test Results 234 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

11 New Positives 1,344 Confirmed Deaths
20,058 Positive Test Results 166 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

31 New Positives 1,215 Confirmed Deaths
18,319 Positive Test Results 206 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

21 New Positives 1,102 Confirmed Deaths
18,206 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Union County

20 New Positives 1,184 Confirmed Deaths
17,010 Positive Test Results 166 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

47 New Positives 958 Confirmed Deaths
10,997 Positive Test Results 67 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

12 New Positives 764 Confirmed Deaths
10,607 Positive Test Results 96 Probable Deaths
Camden County

25 New Positives 531 Confirmed Deaths
9,001 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

8 New Positives 587 Confirmed Deaths
8,274 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Morris County

12 New Positives 683 Confirmed Deaths
7,439 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

18 New Positives 442 Confirmed Deaths
6,304 Positive Test Results 40 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

8 New Positives 490 Confirmed Deaths
5,358 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

7 New Positives 238 Confirmed Deaths
3,686 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

10 New Positives 213 Confirmed Deaths
3,579 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

9 New Positives 147 Confirmed Deaths
3,516 Positive Test Results 12 Probable Deaths
Warren County

3 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,384 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

11 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,380 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

1 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,197 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Salem County

1 New Positives 82 Confirmed Deaths
960 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

1 New Positives 85 Confirmed Deaths
882 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths


8/25 9:55am: Watch Governor Murphy’s revised budget address at 10am.


8/25 8:05am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 8/25/2020


8/24 6:30pm:  It’s a budget address – actually, the second one of the year. While this is a routine act of government, Phil Murphy apparently hopes his speech at 10 a.m. tomorrow will be a bit out of the ordinary.

State lawmakers on Monday huddled with the Department of the Treasury a day ahead of Governor Phil Murphy’s scheduled unveiling of his 2021 budget, a document overshadowed by the COVID-19 crisis and its grim economic consequences.

The Senate Budget Committee this afternoon passed S-2633, which extends certain ballot receipt and election certification deadlines; increases certain messenger and bearer ballot limits; and equires certain information to increase public awareness and use of voting by mail.


8/24 9:10am: County COVID-19 Totals as of Monday:

Hunterdon: 1,194

Mercer: 8,267

Morris: 7,427

Monmouth: 19 new cases

Middlesex: 18,732

Ocean: 10,935

Camden: 9,603

Atlantic: 3,896

Sussex: 1,416

Somerset: 4,823

Essex: 19,923

Burlington: 6,610

Hudson: 20,507

Gloucester: 3,501

Cumberland: 3,015

Bergen: 21,352

Passaic: 18,187

Union: 16,992

Salem: 960

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 189,719 cases and 14,120 fatalities (and 1,829 probably fatalities) as of Monday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

23 New Positives 1,788 Confirmed Deaths
21,352 Positive Test Results 244 Probable Deaths
Essex County

19 New Positives 1,880 Confirmed Deaths
20,131 Positive Test Results 234 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

10 New Positives 1,344 Confirmed Deaths
20,052 Positive Test Results 166 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

18 New Positives 1,214 Confirmed Deaths
18,293 Positive Test Results 206 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

13 New Positives 1,099 Confirmed Deaths
18,187 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Union County

14 New Positives 1,186 Confirmed Deaths
16,992 Positive Test Results 166 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

16 New Positives 958 Confirmed Deaths
10,946 Positive Test Results 67 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

5 New Positives 764 Confirmed Deaths
10,594 Positive Test Results 96 Probable Deaths
Camden County

19 New Positives 530 Confirmed Deaths
8,979 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

3 New Positives 585 Confirmed Deaths
8,267 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Morris County

16 New Positives 683 Confirmed Deaths
7,427 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

13 New Positives 442 Confirmed Deaths
6,287 Positive Test Results 40 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

5 New Positives 490 Confirmed Deaths
5,351 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

7 New Positives 238 Confirmed Deaths
3,680 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

10 New Positives 213 Confirmed Deaths
3,568 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

7 New Positives 147 Confirmed Deaths
3,508 Positive Test Results 12 Probable Deaths
Warren County

0 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,381 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

7 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,369 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

4 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,196 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Salem County

6 New Positives 82 Confirmed Deaths
960 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

3 New Positives 85 Confirmed Deaths
881 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths


8/24 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 8/24/2020


8/23 9pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 189,494 cases and 14,117 fatalities (and 1,829 probable fatalities) as of Sunday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

28 New Positives 1,788 Confirmed Deaths
21,326 Positive Test Results 244 Probable Deaths
Essex County

22 New Positives 1,880 Confirmed Deaths
20,112 Positive Test Results 234 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

26 New Positives 1,344 Confirmed Deaths
20,042 Positive Test Results 166 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

27 New Positives 1,214 Confirmed Deaths
18,275 Positive Test Results 206 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

27 New Positives 1,099 Confirmed Deaths
18,173 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Union County

11 New Positives 1,186 Confirmed Deaths
16,978 Positive Test Results 166 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

18 New Positives 958 Confirmed Deaths
10,926 Positive Test Results 67 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

16 New Positives 764 Confirmed Deaths
10,589 Positive Test Results 96 Probable Deaths
Camden County

23 New Positives 530 Confirmed Deaths
8,961 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

6 New Positives 585 Confirmed Deaths
8,264 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Morris County

12 New Positives 683 Confirmed Deaths
7,411 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

15 New Positives 442 Confirmed Deaths
6,274 Positive Test Results 40 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

5 New Positives 490 Confirmed Deaths
5,346 Positive Test Results 74 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

6 New Positives 238 Confirmed Deaths
3,673 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

12 New Positives 213 Confirmed Deaths
3,557 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

9 New Positives 147 Confirmed Deaths
3,501 Positive Test Results 12 Probable Deaths
Warren County

16 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,381 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

0 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,362 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

2 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,192 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Salem County

1 New Positives 82 Confirmed Deaths
954 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

4 New Positives 85 Confirmed Deaths
878 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths


8/21 9:30am: The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, Chaired by Senator Joseph Vitale, will meet today to take up a series of bills aimed at improving outcomes and conditions in New Jersey’s long-term care facilities.


8/20 1:25pm: Governor Phil Murphy today announced $37 million in support for 12 additional counties to combat the COVID-19 pandemic


8/20 10:36am: The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has distributed $14.1 billion in unemployment benefits and received 1.5 million applications for benefits since COVID-19 forced businesses and organizations throughout the state to curtail operations five months ago.

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (NJSIAA) Sports Advisory Task Force released its Return-to-Sports Plan, which provides detailed schedules for fall and winter sports. The dates for the spring sports season will be announced at a later date; the task force recognizes the need to maximize the spring season due to the loss of the season last school year.


8/19 4:41pm: Governor Phil Murphy this afternoon savaged President Donald J. Trump’s attempts to block the governor’s executive order for a mostly vote-by-mail (VBM) election in the name of public health and public safety during the ongoing coronavirus scourge.


8/19 12:35pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.


8/19 11:55am: The New Jersey Housing Mortgage and Finance Agency (NJHMFA) today announced that the application period for the Small Landlord Emergency Grant (SLEG) Program is now open.


8/19 8:30am: The updated travel quarantine advisory includes two additional states — Alaska and Delaware, bringing the total to 35 states and territories: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Virgin Islands, and Wisconsin


8/18 7:35am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 8/18/2020


8/17 6:45pm: If the process [schools reopenings] appears somewhat schizophrenic, it may say something about the circus-like political atmosphere around the front office and its sensitive relationship with labor and other key stakeholders in the educational firmament – but it also fundamentally underscores a deep divide in New Jersey, persistent from one administration to the next, as poor children struggle amid unfair and unequal conditions now exacerbated by COVID-19.


8/17 2:40pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 3pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 187,767 cases and 14,077 fatalities (and 1,839 probable fatalities) as of Monday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Atlantic County

17 New Positives 238 Confirmed Deaths
3,602 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

48 New Positives 1,788 Confirmed Deaths
21,277 Positive Test Results 248 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

14 New Positives 438 Confirmed Deaths
6,159 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Camden County

27 New Positives 528 Confirmed Deaths
8,820 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

2 New Positives 83 Confirmed Deaths
848 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

11 New Positives 146 Confirmed Deaths
3,438 Positive Test Results 12 Probable Deaths
Essex County

11 New Positives 1,877 Confirmed Deaths
19,938 Positive Test Results 234 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

32 New Positives 208 Confirmed Deaths
3,445 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

19 New Positives 1,341 Confirmed Deaths
19,911 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

2 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,163 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

9 New Positives 583 Confirmed Deaths
8,199 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

19 New Positives 1,210 Confirmed Deaths
18,119 Positive Test Results 205 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

21 New Positives 761 Confirmed Deaths
10,496 Positive Test Results 97 Probable Deaths
Morris County

9 New Positives 683 Confirmed Deaths
7,350 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

12 New Positives 953 Confirmed Deaths
10,763 Positive Test Results 67 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

14 New Positives 1,097 Confirmed Deaths
17,963 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Salem County

3 New Positives 81 Confirmed Deaths
933 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

10 New Positives 491 Confirmed Deaths
5,317 Positive Test Results 75 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

2 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,353 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Union County

11 New Positives 1,182 Confirmed Deaths
16,879 Positive Test Results 168 Probable Deaths
Warren County

3 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,368 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths


8/17 2:38pm: Senator Mike Doherty said the New Jersey Constitution doesn’t authorize Governor Phil Murphy to issue an Executive Order that unilaterally changes the manner in which voters will cast their ballots this November.


8/17 1:56pm: Atlantic County Executive Levinson suggests that restaurants, and possibly bars, gyms and movie theaters, be allowed to reopen at limited capacity with the same health and safety requirements that businesses such as Target, Home Depot, Shop Rite, Acme, CVS, shopping malls, arcades and childcare centers must maintain.


8/17 11:15am: Read and download ‘The COVID-19 Crisis: An Insider NJ History‘ publication


8/17 10:50am: County COVID-19 Totals as of Monday:

Atlantic: 3,805

Mercer: 8,199

Essex: 19,757

Camden: 9,430

Hunterdon: 1,160

Middlesex: 18,549

Morris: 7,348

Monmouth: 8 new cases

Ocean: 10,751

Sussex: 1,398

Somerset: 4,792

Gloucester: 3,562

Cumberland: 2,948

Cape May: 1,038

Union: 16,879

Passaic: 17,963

Salem: 933

Hudson: 19,911

Bergen: 21,277

Burlington: 6,475


8/17 10:40am: Concerned over the confusion and uncertainty surrounding the requirements for school districts preparing to open, Senator Dawn Marie Addiego (D-8) today called on Governor Phil Murphy to immediately move to all virtual learning until the state can ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff.


8/17: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 8/17/2020


8/14 11pm: Governor Phil Murphy and the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) today announced that the Administration will award $150 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to New Jersey’s public and private colleges and universities to help offset costs incurred as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 178, which temporarily extends certain statutory deadlines across state government that require review and action by agencies before a specified deadline.

The VBM election order suspends the sending of sample ballots and requires that each county’s elections officials send VBM ballots with pre-paid postage to all active registered voters for the General Election. Additionally, every voter will have the option to either return their ballot through a secure drop box or turn in their ballot at a polling location on Election Day. The Administration is working with the Department of State to implement a new online voter registration system where New Jersey residents will have the opportunity to register to vote.


8/14 12:32pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The Governor laid out the specifics of the mostly-VBM general election.

Details of the Governor’s (mostly) VBM general election order (iLine post).

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) released COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Local Health Departments for schools.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 187,164 cases and 14,064 fatalities (and 1,839 probable fatalities) as of Friday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Atlantic County

12 New Positives 237 Confirmed Deaths
3,535 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

45 New Positives 1,787 Confirmed Deaths
21,058 Positive Test Results 248 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

15 New Positives 435 Confirmed Deaths
6,108 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Camden County

45 New Positives 525 Confirmed Deaths
8,733 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

5 New Positives 82 Confirmed Deaths
846 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

10 New Positives 146 Confirmed Deaths
3,396 Positive Test Results 12 Probable Deaths
Essex County

18 New Positives 1,876 Confirmed Deaths
19,870 Positive Test Results 234 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

29 New Positives 207 Confirmed Deaths
3,368 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

38 New Positives 1,341 Confirmed Deaths
19,830 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

3 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,154 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

5 New Positives 583 Confirmed Deaths
8,169 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

29 New Positives 1,206 Confirmed Deaths
18,045 Positive Test Results 205 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

27 New Positives 759 Confirmed Deaths
10,434 Positive Test Results 97 Probable Deaths
Morris County

11 New Positives 682 Confirmed Deaths
7,315 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

39 New Positives 953 Confirmed Deaths
10,708 Positive Test Results 67 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

58 New Positives 1,095 Confirmed Deaths
17,858 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Salem County

7 New Positives 81 Confirmed Deaths
919 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

9 New Positives 489 Confirmed Deaths
5,291 Positive Test Results 75 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

1 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,344 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Union County

16 New Positives 1,181 Confirmed Deaths
16,827 Positive Test Results 168 Probable Deaths
Warren County

3 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,355 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths


8/14 7:45am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 8/14/2020


8/13 2:15pm: County COVID-19 Totals as of Thursday:

Atlantic: 3,725

Camden: 9,290

Essex: 19,831

Monmouth: 35 new cases

Morris: 7,342

Middlesex: 18,439

Ocean: 10,676

Cumberland: 2,905

Gloucester: 3,359

Somerset: 4,761

Sussex: 1,385

Burlington: 6,404

Bergen: 20,940

Passaic: 17,801

Salem: 912

Union: 16,812

Hudson: 20,792

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 186,594 cases and 14,054 fatalities (and 1,839 probable fatalities) as of Thursday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Atlantic County

14 New Positives 237 Confirmed Deaths
3,521 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

45 New Positives 1,787 Confirmed Deaths
20,940 Positive Test Results 248 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

28 New Positives 435 Confirmed Deaths
6,094 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Camden County

48 New Positives 525 Confirmed Deaths
8,689 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

2 New Positives 82 Confirmed Deaths
843 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

9 New Positives 146 Confirmed Deaths
3,386 Positive Test Results 12 Probable Deaths
Essex County

35 New Positives 1,876 Confirmed Deaths
19,840 Positive Test Results 234 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

30 New Positives 207 Confirmed Deaths
3,339 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

44 New Positives 1,341 Confirmed Deaths
19,792 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

1 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,151 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

25 New Positives 583 Confirmed Deaths
8,164 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

29 New Positives 1,206 Confirmed Deaths
18,015 Positive Test Results 205 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

44 New Positives 759 Confirmed Deaths
10,407 Positive Test Results 97 Probable Deaths
Morris County

16 New Positives 682 Confirmed Deaths
7,304 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

19 New Positives 953 Confirmed Deaths
10,668 Positive Test Results 67 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

51 New Positives 1,095 Confirmed Deaths
17,801 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Salem County

4 New Positives 81 Confirmed Deaths
912 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

8 New Positives 489 Confirmed Deaths
5,282 Positive Test Results 75 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

2 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,343 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Union County

34 New Positives 1,181 Confirmed Deaths
16,812 Positive Test Results 168 Probable Deaths
Warren County

5 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,352 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths


8/13 12:48pm: New Jersey’s public and private school districts will be open for in-person instruction for the start of the school year. Public school districts can begin the school year via remote-only instruction if they cannot adequately meet critical health and safety protocols outlined in the state’s school reopening guidance.

The Department of the Treasury today reported that July revenue collections for the major taxes totaled $5.136 billion, up $2.802 billion, or 120.1 percent over last July. This inflated and unprecedented growth was anticipated due to the change in state law that allowed individual and corporate taxpayers to defer certain payments from April to July due to the COVID-19 pandemic, following similar tax changes that were instituted at the federal level.


8/13 11:15am: Monmouth University poll: President Donald Trump continues to receive poor marks for his response to the coronavirus outbreak, as a majority of the American public believes the U.S. is handling the pandemic worse than other countries.

In response to Governor Phil Murphy announcing a regionalized monitoring system to track COVID-19 outbreaks in schools, State Senator Troy Singleton once again renewed his call for a regionalized reopening strategy for all of New Jersey, including its businesses.

The number of new unemployment applications fell another 17 percent last week – to 13,822 – the lowest weekly total of new claims in five months, as the state paid out another $516 million in weekly benefits to eligible claimants.


8/13: 7:48am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 8/13/2020


8/12 12:46pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 185,938 cases and 14,046 fatalities (and 1,839 probable fatalities) as of Wednesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Atlantic County

12 New Positives 237 Confirmed Deaths
3,509 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

33 New Positives 1,788 Confirmed Deaths
20,899 Positive Test Results 248 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

26 New Positives 434 Confirmed Deaths
6,069 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Camden County

35 New Positives 524 Confirmed Deaths
8,645 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

3 New Positives 82 Confirmed Deaths
842 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

11 New Positives 146 Confirmed Deaths
3,377 Positive Test Results 12 Probable Deaths
Essex County

37 New Positives 1,876 Confirmed Deaths
19,813 Positive Test Results 234 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

28 New Positives 207 Confirmed Deaths
3,310 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

36 New Positives 1,338 Confirmed Deaths
19,749 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

1 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,150 Positive Test Results 54 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

5 New Positives 582 Confirmed Deaths
8,143 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

20 New Positives 759 Confirmed Deaths
10,368 Positive Test Results 97 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

12 New Positives 953 Confirmed Deaths
10,652 Positive Test Results 67 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

41 New Positives 1,095 Confirmed Deaths
17,748 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Salem County

4 New Positives 81 Confirmed Deaths
907 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

10 New Positives 489 Confirmed Deaths
5,275 Positive Test Results 75 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

5 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,341 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Union County

30 New Positives 1,180 Confirmed Deaths
16,780 Positive Test Results 168 Probable Deaths
Warren County

0 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,347 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths
Morris County

14 New Positives 682 Confirmed Deaths
7,286 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

29 New Positives 1,204 Confirmed Deaths
17,988 Positive Test Results 205 Probable Deaths


8/12 12:12pm: The state Supreme Court ruled that the Emergency COVID-19 Bond Act is constitutional, rejecting the NJGOP’s argument, while requiring the state to certify the projected shortfall and only borrow up to that amount. The borrowing must also be related to the pandemic, not ‘solely to maintain the state’s fiscal integrity’. Speaker Coughlin applauded the decision, saying it ‘provided reasonable measures to guide borrowing’. Assembly Budget Chairwoman Pintor Marin said she’s ‘grateful‘ for the court’s ruling, and that ‘we did not make this decision to authorize this borrowing lightly’. Assembly Majority Leader Greenwald applauded the decision, saying borrowing is the ‘last resort’. Assemblyman McKeon said the ruling was ‘well reasoned and a victory’ for the state. The NJDSC called the GOP’s challenge of the Act ‘baseless‘, and said the borrowing plan is ‘necessary’. Republicans expressed irritation at the court’s decision. NJGOP Chairman Steinhardt decried the decision, saying it ‘confirms all three branches of government are firmly in the grasp of the Democrat Party’. NJ Policy Perspective applauded the ruling, saying it will spur a stronger pandemic recovery. GSI’s Regina Egea said ‘this permission to borrow does not mean that we must borrow’. Senator Oroho said he’s disappointed the act wasn’t ruled unconstitutional, but glad that limits were set on borrowing. Senator Pennacchio called it a ‘sad day‘ for the state and that taxpayers ‘will be paying for this mandate for years to come’. Senator O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman DiMaso decriced it as the ‘wrong choice‘.


8/12 11:15am: Districts that cannot meet state Department of Education standards will have the option of going remote, Governor Phil Murphy will announce today at his daily COVID-19 briefing.


8/12 10:56am: County COVID-19 Totals as of Wednesday:

Atlantic: 3,713

Warren: 1,343

Camden: 9,241

Middlesex: 18,410

Monmouth: 33 new cases

Morris: 7,327

Hunterdon: 1,148

Ocean: 10,362

Somerset: 4,752

Sussex: 1,381

Hudson: 20,236

Gloucester: 3,328

Cumberland: 2,892

Cape May: 1,014

Burlington: 6,376

Bergen: 20,889

Passaic: 17,748

Salem: 907

Union: 16,780


8/12 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 8/12/2020


8/11 10pm: NJEA President Blistan and others called on Governor Murphy to direct schools to open remotely this fall, without an in-person option, arguing that ‘current conditions poses too great a risk to the health of students and schools staff’.  Most sources expect Governor Murphy to kayo in-person learning for the fall, with an announcement likely tomorrow (iLine post).


8/11 7:54pm: Governor Murphy today announced the first phase of the New Jersey Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program, designed to ensure that the State’s small businesses and non-profits have access to the fairly priced personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary to facilitate safe working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.


8/11 3:53pm: As of Tuesday, there are currently 33 states and territories that meet the state’s travel quarantine advisory: Alabama; Arkansas; Arizona; California; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Iowa; Idaho; Indiana; Illinois; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Minnesota; Missouri; Mississippi; Montana; North Carolina; North Dakota; Nebraska; Nevada; Oklahoma; Puerto Rico; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Virginia; Virgin Islands; and Wisconsin

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 185,475 cases and 14,037 fatalities (and 1,853 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Atlantic County

30 New Positives 237 Confirmed Deaths
3,497 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

34 New Positives 1,787 Confirmed Deaths
20,864 Positive Test Results 251 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

22 New Positives 434 Confirmed Deaths
6,042 Positive Test Results 40 Probable Deaths
Camden County

38 New Positives 524 Confirmed Deaths
8,614 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

7 New Positives 82 Confirmed Deaths
840 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

19 New Positives 146 Confirmed Deaths
3,366 Positive Test Results 12 Probable Deaths
Essex County

32 New Positives 1,874 Confirmed Deaths
19,776 Positive Test Results 239 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

25 New Positives 206 Confirmed Deaths
3,283 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

35 New Positives 1,338 Confirmed Deaths
19,717 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

0 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,149 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

15 New Positives 582 Confirmed Deaths
8,139 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

28 New Positives 759 Confirmed Deaths
10,348 Positive Test Results 97 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

36 New Positives 953 Confirmed Deaths
10,640 Positive Test Results 67 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

44 New Positives 1,094 Confirmed Deaths
17,705 Positive Test Results 148 Probable Deaths
Salem County

8 New Positives 81 Confirmed Deaths
906 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

12 New Positives 487 Confirmed Deaths
5,265 Positive Test Results 75 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

3 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,336 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Union County

31 New Positives 1,179 Confirmed Deaths
16,749 Positive Test Results 170 Probable Deaths
Warren County

2 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,347 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths
Morris County

12 New Positives 681 Confirmed Deaths
7,273 Positive Test Results 148 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

28 New Positives 1,204 Confirmed Deaths
17,959 Positive Test Results 204 Probable Deaths


8/11 10:55am: County COVID-19 Totals as of Tuesday:

Atlantic: 3,700

Camden: 9,206

Monmouth: 22 new cases

Essex: 19,770

Morris: 7,313

Ocean: 10,623

Susex: 1,381

Somerset: 4,740

Gloucester: 3,303

Cumberland: 2,883

Cape May: 1,012

Hunterdon: 1,146

Bergen: 20,878

Burlington: 6,352


8/11 10:45am: With coronavirus numbers in the state declining, the New Jersey Business Coalition, a collection of more than 100 business and nonprofit groups, submitted a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy today urging him to end the “pause mode” of the reopening of New Jersey’s businesses.


8/11 8:30am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 8/11/2020


8/10 4:30pm: Governor Phil Murphy, Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli, and Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the Administration’s proposal to provide long-term care facilities with $155 million in additional funding as they look to reopen to visitors and resume normal operations.

Phil Murphy’s briefing today included pictures of young people lined up outside a bar and a sketch resembling something out of a medical textbook.

Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced an Administrative Order authorizing the reopening of computer labs at private and public colleges and universities in New Jersey.


8/10 12:45pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 185,031 cases and 14,025 fatalities (and 1,853 probable fatalities) as of Monday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Atlantic County

7 New Positives 237 Confirmed Deaths
3,469 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

24 New Positives 1,787 Confirmed Deaths
20,825 Positive Test Results 251 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

18 New Positives 433 Confirmed Deaths
6,025 Positive Test Results 40 Probable Deaths
Camden County

18 New Positives 524 Confirmed Deaths
8,580 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

2 New Positives 82 Confirmed Deaths
834 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

10 New Positives 146 Confirmed Deaths
3,348 Positive Test Results 12 Probable Deaths
Essex County

18 New Positives 1,872 Confirmed Deaths
19,747 Positive Test Results 239 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

10 New Positives 205 Confirmed Deaths
3,258 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

13 New Positives 1,338 Confirmed Deaths
19,683 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

1 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,149 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

8 New Positives 581 Confirmed Deaths
8,127 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

13 New Positives 1,199 Confirmed Deaths
17,932 Positive Test Results 204 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

24 New Positives 759 Confirmed Deaths
10,326 Positive Test Results 97 Probable Deaths
Morris County

12 New Positives 681 Confirmed Deaths
7,261 Positive Test Results 148 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

7 New Positives 951 Confirmed Deaths
10,603 Positive Test Results 67 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

22 New Positives 1,094 Confirmed Deaths
17,665 Positive Test Results 148 Probable Deaths
Salem County

3 New Positives 81 Confirmed Deaths
898 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

8 New Positives 486 Confirmed Deaths
5,253 Positive Test Results 75 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

3 New Positives 161 Confirmed Deaths
1,333 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Union County

30 New Positives 1,180 Confirmed Deaths
16,725 Positive Test Results 170 Probable Deaths
Warren County

0 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,345 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths


8/10 11:45am: County COVID-19 Totals as of Monday:

Atlantic: 3,674

Mercer: 8,127

Camden: 9,181

Monmouth: 45 new cases

Morris: 7,296

Essex: 19,786

Ocean: 10,592

Middlesex: 18,343

Hunterdon: 1,146

Burlington: 6,327

Cape May: 1,010

Cumberland: 2,870

Gloucester: 3,275

Hudson: 20,178

Somerset: 4,728

Sussex: 1,378

Bergen: 20,825

Passaic: 17,665

Salem: 898

Union: 16,725


8/10 8:30am: According to a new CIANJ statewide survey released today, 57% of New Jersey voters want gyms and fitness centers to reopen, with strict safety protocols in place.


8/10 8:15am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 8/10/2020


8/7 5:33pm: As part of the Administration’s coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver today announced the creation of the Small Landlord Emergency Grant Program.

Urging people to answer critical calls from contact tracers, the New Jersey Department of Health today unveiled an online dashboard highlighting New Jersey’s contact tracing efforts throughout the state.

New Jersey Economic Advisory Council Chairman George Zoffinger today released the Council’s final report with recommendations for the State’s COVID-19 reopening and strong recovery.


8/7 12:45pm: Watch Governor Murhphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Mayor Baraka of Newark doesn’t want schools to reopen in-person in the fall.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 184,061 cases and 14,007 fatalities (and 1,853 probable fatalities) as of Friday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Atlantic County

6 New Positives 237 Confirmed Deaths
3,446 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

29 New Positives 1,786 Confirmed Deaths
20,694 Positive Test Results 251 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

24 New Positives 431 Confirmed Deaths
5,952 Positive Test Results 40 Probable Deaths
Camden County

37 New Positives 522 Confirmed Deaths
8,499 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

1 New Positives 82 Confirmed Deaths
822 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

9 New Positives 146 Confirmed Deaths
3,318 Positive Test Results 12 Probable Deaths
Essex County

42 New Positives 1,868 Confirmed Deaths
19,686 Positive Test Results 239 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

22 New Positives 202 Confirmed Deaths
3,216 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

31 New Positives 1,335 Confirmed Deaths
19,607 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

2 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,146 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

18 New Positives 579 Confirmed Deaths
8,104 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

32 New Positives 1,197 Confirmed Deaths
17,857 Positive Test Results 204 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

38 New Positives 759 Confirmed Deaths
10,267 Positive Test Results 97 Probable Deaths
Morris County

15 New Positives 679 Confirmed Deaths
7,224 Positive Test Results 148 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

12 New Positives 949 Confirmed Deaths
10,564 Positive Test Results 67 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

16 New Positives 1,091 Confirmed Deaths
17,599 Positive Test Results 148 Probable Deaths
Salem County

1 New Positives 81 Confirmed Deaths
886 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

7 New Positives 487 Confirmed Deaths
5,223 Positive Test Results 75 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

3 New Positives 160 Confirmed Deaths
1,322 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Union County

22 New Positives 1,178 Confirmed Deaths
16,636 Positive Test Results 170 Probable Deaths
Warren County

1 New Positives 157 Confirmed Deaths
1,340 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths


8/7 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 8/7/2020


8/6 6:15pm: A number of gym owners appeared today in a Zoom hearing before a Senate committee formed to help the state’s economic recovery. The message from about a half-dozen owners was consistent – gym and health clubs serve society by allowing people to remain in good physical condition.


8/6 10:30am: County COVID-19 Cases Totals as of Thursday:

Atlantic: 3,624

Camden: 9,052

Ocean: 10,547

Monmouth: 33 new cases

Middlesex: 18,230

Morris: 7,247

Hunterdon: 1,141

Cape May: 999

Cumberland: 2,826

Gloucester: 3,209

Hudson: 20,089

Sussex: 1,362

Passaic: 17,585

Salem: 886

Union: 16,662

Somerset: 4,695

Burlington: 6,235

Essex: 19,715

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 183,701 cases and 13,996 fatalities (and 1,853 probable fatalities) as of Thursday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Atlantic County

10 New Positives 237 Confirmed Deaths
3,442 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

28 New Positives 1,786 Confirmed Deaths
20,669 Positive Test Results 251 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

22 New Positives 431 Confirmed Deaths
5,927 Positive Test Results 40 Probable Deaths
Camden County

24 New Positives 522 Confirmed Deaths
8,464 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

4 New Positives 82 Confirmed Deaths
823 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

20 New Positives 146 Confirmed Deaths
3,309 Positive Test Results 12 Probable Deaths
Essex County

30 New Positives 1,868 Confirmed Deaths
19,644 Positive Test Results 239 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

30 New Positives 202 Confirmed Deaths
3,193 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

23 New Positives 1,335 Confirmed Deaths
19,580 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

1 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,144 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

15 New Positives 579 Confirmed Deaths
8,087 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

26 New Positives 1,197 Confirmed Deaths
17,821 Positive Test Results 204 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

32 New Positives 759 Confirmed Deaths
10,227 Positive Test Results 97 Probable Deaths
Morris County

15 New Positives 679 Confirmed Deaths
7,209 Positive Test Results 148 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

36 New Positives 949 Confirmed Deaths
10,551 Positive Test Results 67 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

36 New Positives 1,091 Confirmed Deaths
17,585 Positive Test Results 148 Probable Deaths
Salem County

4 New Positives 81 Confirmed Deaths
886 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

15 New Positives 487 Confirmed Deaths
5,217 Positive Test Results 75 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

4 New Positives 160 Confirmed Deaths
1,320 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Union County

19 New Positives 1,178 Confirmed Deaths
16,622 Positive Test Results 170 Probable Deaths
Warren County

3 New Positives 157 Confirmed Deaths
1,339 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths


8/6 9:50am: The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development received 16,573 initial unemployment applications last week, the lowest weekly total of new claims since the economic effects of COVID-19 began being felt in mid-March, and a 41 percent decline from the prior week.


8/6 7:35am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 8/6/2020


8/5 10pm:  As has been the case for the last week, Murphy stressed the need to wear masks and not to have large, indoor parties. “This is no time for thinking that someone else can wear a mask and not you,” he said. There is talk in the Legislature about subjecting those who do not wear masks to fines.


8/5 12:10pm: County COVID-19 Cases Totals oas of Wednesday:

Atlantic: 3,613

Mercer: 8,076

Monmouth: 70 new cases

Hunterdon: 1,139

Warren: 1,328

Ocean: 10,507

Camden: 9,010

Morris: 7,232

Middlesex: 18,197

Essex: 19,672

Burlington: 6,212


8/5 12pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 12pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 183,327 cases and 13,989 fatalities (and 1,853 probably fatalities) as of Wednesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Atlantic County

18 New Positives 237 Confirmed Deaths
3,436 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

27 New Positives 1,787 Confirmed Deaths
20,639 Positive Test Results 251 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

25 New Positives 430 Confirmed Deaths
5,907 Positive Test Results 40 Probable Deaths
Camden County

41 New Positives 521 Confirmed Deaths
8,442 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

3 New Positives 82 Confirmed Deaths
819 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

16 New Positives 146 Confirmed Deaths
3,290 Positive Test Results 12 Probable Deaths
Essex County

22 New Positives 1,866 Confirmed Deaths
19,611 Positive Test Results 239 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

33 New Positives 202 Confirmed Deaths
3,164 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

22 New Positives 1,335 Confirmed Deaths
19,564 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

5 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,144 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

14 New Positives 579 Confirmed Deaths
8,076 Positive Test Results 39 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

19 New Positives 1,196 Confirmed Deaths
17,798 Positive Test Results 204 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

20 New Positives 759 Confirmed Deaths
10,192 Positive Test Results 97 Probable Deaths
Morris County

14 New Positives 679 Confirmed Deaths
7,195 Positive Test Results 148 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

19 New Positives 949 Confirmed Deaths
10,520 Positive Test Results 67 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

22 New Positives 1,091 Confirmed Deaths
17,550 Positive Test Results 148 Probable Deaths
Salem County

1 New Positives 80 Confirmed Deaths
881 Positive Test Results 6 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

4 New Positives 486 Confirmed Deaths
5,202 Positive Test Results 75 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

2 New Positives 160 Confirmed Deaths
1,316 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Union County

28 New Positives 1,177 Confirmed Deaths
16,605 Positive Test Results 170 Probable Deaths
Warren County

5 New Positives 157 Confirmed Deaths
1,336 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths


8/5 10am: Watch the state Supreme Court hear oral arguments in the NJGOP’s lawsuit against Governor Murphy’s $9.9B borrowing plan.

The Senate’s economic recovery strategy panel will hold a hearing tomorrow on the challenges facing gyms and health clubs.


8/5 7:30am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 8/5/2020


8/4 4:46pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 182,970 cases and 13,982 fatalities (and 1,875 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Atlantic County

15 New Positives 237 Confirmed Deaths
3,408 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

22 New Positives 1,786 Confirmed Deaths
20,552 Positive Test Results 255 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

15 New Positives 430 Confirmed Deaths
5,846 Positive Test Results 40 Probable Deaths
Camden County

18 New Positives 520 Confirmed Deaths
8,375 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

3 New Positives 82 Confirmed Deaths
813 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

12 New Positives 144 Confirmed Deaths
3,253 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Essex County

30 New Positives 1,861 Confirmed Deaths
19,558 Positive Test Results 243 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

9 New Positives 202 Confirmed Deaths
3,106 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

17 New Positives 1,334 Confirmed Deaths
19,528 Positive Test Results 169 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

1 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,138 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

9 New Positives 578 Confirmed Deaths
8,051 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

20 New Positives 1,197 Confirmed Deaths
17,735 Positive Test Results 206 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

20 New Positives 758 Confirmed Deaths
10,137 Positive Test Results 100 Probable Deaths
Morris County

10 New Positives 679 Confirmed Deaths
7,167 Positive Test Results 151 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

10 New Positives 948 Confirmed Deaths
10,469 Positive Test Results 68 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

13 New Positives 1,091 Confirmed Deaths
17,507 Positive Test Results 151 Probable Deaths
Salem County

6 New Positives 80 Confirmed Deaths
877 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

4 New Positives 482 Confirmed Deaths
5,195 Positive Test Results 73 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

0 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,307 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Union County

17 New Positives 1,177 Confirmed Deaths
16,590 Positive Test Results 171 Probable Deaths
Warren County

0 New Positives 157 Confirmed Deaths
1,330 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths


8/4 12:21pm: County COVID-19 Cases Totals as of Tuesday:

Atlantic County: 3,600

Camden: 8,984

Essex: 19,645

Middlesex: 18,166

Morris: 7,217

Ocean: 10,484

Burlington: 6,175


8/4 11:15am: The travel quarantine advisory has been updated to include Rhode Island, and removes DC and Delaware; it now includes 35 states and territories.


8/4 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 8/4/2020


8/3 1:24pm: As the state of New Jersey approaches another school year, Governor Phil Murphy today announced new requirements governing face coverings in schools. Face coverings will be required for all students at all times regardless of social distancing, Murphy said.

To hit head-on a continuing upward climb in COVID-19 cases, Governor Phil Murphy this afternoon announced his decision to retighten restrictions on house parties, limiting gatherings to 25% of a room’s capacity with a maximum of 25 people, down from 100.

The governor is worried that the state’s transmission rate for COVID-19 is now 1.48 percent; it was less than 1 percent a few weeks ago. This number estimates how many other people a person having the virus will infect on average.


8/3 12:47pm: County COVID-19 Cases Totals as of  Monday:

Mercer County: 8,051

Atlantic County: 3,592

Monmouth County: 11 new cases

Camden County: 8,964

Morris County: 7,205

Middlesex County: 18,127

Essex County: 19,612

Cape May County: 988

Cumberland County: 2,779

Gloucester County: 3,114

Somerset County: 4,868

Sussex County: 1,355

Passaic County: 17,508

Salem County: 877

Union County: 16,590

Hunterdon County: 1,136

Burlington County: 6,132


8/3 12:45pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 182,614 cases and 13,971 fatalities (with 1,875 probably fatalities) as of Monday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Atlantic County

15 New Positives 237 Confirmed Deaths
3,408 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

22 New Positives 1,786 Confirmed Deaths
20,552 Positive Test Results 255 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

15 New Positives 430 Confirmed Deaths
5,846 Positive Test Results 40 Probable Deaths
Camden County

18 New Positives 520 Confirmed Deaths
8,375 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

3 New Positives 82 Confirmed Deaths
813 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

12 New Positives 144 Confirmed Deaths
3,253 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Essex County

30 New Positives 1,861 Confirmed Deaths
19,558 Positive Test Results 243 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

9 New Positives 202 Confirmed Deaths
3,106 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

17 New Positives 1,334 Confirmed Deaths
19,528 Positive Test Results 169 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

1 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,138 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

9 New Positives 578 Confirmed Deaths
8,051 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

20 New Positives 1,197 Confirmed Deaths
17,735 Positive Test Results 206 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

20 New Positives 758 Confirmed Deaths
10,137 Positive Test Results 100 Probable Deaths
Morris County

10 New Positives 679 Confirmed Deaths
7,167 Positive Test Results 151 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

10 New Positives 948 Confirmed Deaths
10,469 Positive Test Results 68 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

13 New Positives 1,091 Confirmed Deaths
17,507 Positive Test Results 151 Probable Deaths
Salem County

6 New Positives 80 Confirmed Deaths
877 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

4 New Positives 482 Confirmed Deaths
5,195 Positive Test Results 73 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

0 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,307 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Union County

17 New Positives 1,177 Confirmed Deaths
16,590 Positive Test Results 171 Probable Deaths
Warren County

0 New Positives 157 Confirmed Deaths
1,330 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths


8/3 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 8/3/2020


7/30 10am: The COVID Update Center will be taking a break until Monday; please stay tuned to the site for articles and updates.


7/29 7:23am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/29/2020


7/28 6:12pm: Monmouth County Freeholder Director Arnone urged Governor Murphy to allow restaurants to reopen for indoor dining.


7/28 4:58pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 180,205 cases and 13,905 fatalities (and 1,920 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Atlantic County

31 New Positives 227 Confirmed Deaths
3,297 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

48 New Positives 1,783 Confirmed Deaths
20,341 Positive Test Results 263 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

44 New Positives 430 Confirmed Deaths
5,684 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Camden County

45 New Positives 514 Confirmed Deaths
8,167 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

6 New Positives 81 Confirmed Deaths
800 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

23 New Positives 143 Confirmed Deaths
3,166 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Essex County

42 New Positives 1,856 Confirmed Deaths
19,376 Positive Test Results 247 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

14 New Positives 196 Confirmed Deaths
2,999 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

22 New Positives 1,330 Confirmed Deaths
19,399 Positive Test Results 175 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

2 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,123 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

30 New Positives 569 Confirmed Deaths
7,966 Positive Test Results 43 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

36 New Positives 1,196 Confirmed Deaths
17,580 Positive Test Results 212 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

44 New Positives 756 Confirmed Deaths
9,947 Positive Test Results 100 Probable Deaths
Morris County

17 New Positives 676 Confirmed Deaths
7,091 Positive Test Results 153 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

57 New Positives 942 Confirmed Deaths
10,293 Positive Test Results 70 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

24 New Positives 1,090 Confirmed Deaths
17,348 Positive Test Results 156 Probable Deaths
Salem County

7 New Positives 78 Confirmed Deaths
866 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

18 New Positives 480 Confirmed Deaths
5,155 Positive Test Results 78 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

2 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,286 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Union County

31 New Positives 1,174 Confirmed Deaths
16,410 Positive Test Results 175 Probable Deaths
Warren County

5 New Positives 156 Confirmed Deaths
1,321 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths


7/28 2:10pm: Governor Phil Murphy announced today that an additional $15 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding has been made available to New Jersey small businesses struggling with the pandemic.

The state’s travel quarantine advisory was updated to include DC, Puerto Rico, Illinois, Minnesota, and Kentucky, bringing the total to 36 states.


7/28 1:34pm: FDU poll: New Jersey residents are prepared to wait as long as necessary to fully reopen the state, rather than rush to a return to normalcy as the country continues to struggle with the coronavirus in the absence of a vaccine or treatment.


7/28 12:05pm: Camden County reports 8,725 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Atlantic County reports 3,449 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Essex County reports 19,414 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Monmouth County reports 10,226 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Middlesex County reports 17,973 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Morris County reports 7,123 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Ocean County reports 10,307 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Cape May County reports 959 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Cumberland County reports 2,688 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Gloucester County reports 3,015 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Hudson County reports 19,928 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Somerset County reports 4,637 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Sussex County reports 1,332 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Passaic County reports 17,348 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Salem County reports 866 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Union County reports 16,410 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Bergen County reports 20,395 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Burlington County reports 5,973 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


7/28 11:54am: Appearing in North Brunswick this morning, Governor Phil Murphy shared some somewhat distressing overnight COVID-19 numbers. “We’re not out of the woods yet,” said the governor. “The rate of transmission is up a little bit from yesterday to 1.14%.


7/28 7:42am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/28/2020


7/27 3:53pm: Ras Baraka, the mayor of Newark, and Sen. Bob Menendez joined other Democratic officials today on what has become a common demand of late – state and local governments need federal help. And so far, it’s not coming.


7/27 3:39pm: In an effort to increase transparency and encourage greater public trust amidst the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Chair of Senate Health Committee Senator Joseph Vitale, announced a bill proposed for introduction today that would make certain government records created during the crisis accessible through the existing Open Public Records Act.


7/27 12:49pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 179,812 cases and 13,884 fatalities (and 920 probably deaths) as of Monday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Atlantic County

26 New Positives 225 Confirmed Deaths
3,271 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Bergen County

44 New Positives 1,782 Confirmed Deaths
20,280 Positive Test Results 263 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

47 New Positives 429 Confirmed Deaths
5,642 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Camden County

43 New Positives 511 Confirmed Deaths
8,130 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

9 New Positives 81 Confirmed Deaths
800 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

17 New Positives 142 Confirmed Deaths
3,144 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Essex County

23 New Positives 1,856 Confirmed Deaths
19,335 Positive Test Results 247 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

17 New Positives 196 Confirmed Deaths
2,986 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

24 New Positives 1,327 Confirmed Deaths
19,387 Positive Test Results 175 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

2 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,122 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

17 New Positives 569 Confirmed Deaths
7,934 Positive Test Results 43 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

22 New Positives 1,192 Confirmed Deaths
17,557 Positive Test Results 212 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

51 New Positives 755 Confirmed Deaths
9,908 Positive Test Results 100 Probable Deaths
Morris County

9 New Positives 675 Confirmed Deaths
7,076 Positive Test Results 153 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

33 New Positives 942 Confirmed Deaths
10,238 Positive Test Results 70 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

16 New Positives 1,091 Confirmed Deaths
17,327 Positive Test Results 156 Probable Deaths
Salem County

3 New Positives 76 Confirmed Deaths
859 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

9 New Positives 479 Confirmed Deaths
5,139 Positive Test Results 78 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

8 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,285 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Union County

16 New Positives 1,172 Confirmed Deaths
16,376 Positive Test Results 175 Probable Deaths
Warren County

3 New Positives 156 Confirmed Deaths
1,315 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths

Senator Anthony M. Bucco reiterated his concerns that a host of COVID-19 responses ordered by the administration of Governor Phil Murphy have not been driven by data as the governor has repeatedly claimed.


7/27 12:03pm: Mercer County reports 7,934 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Atlantic County reports 3,418 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Camden County reports 8,698 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Monmouth County reports 10,185 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Ocean County reports 10,250 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Morris County reports 7,113 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hunterdon County reports 1,119 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Middlesex County reports 17,921 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Cape May County reports 951 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Cumberland County reports 2,675 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Gloucester County reports 2,997 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hudson County reports 19,908 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Somerset County reports 4,624 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Sussex County reports 1,330 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Union County reports 16,376 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Passaic County reports 17,327 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Salem County reports 859 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Burlington County reports 5,942 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


7/27 7:35am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/27/2020


7/27 7:23am: Sunday’s COVID-19 statewide count:

Total Cases
179,363
Total Confirmed Deaths
13,867
Total Probable Deaths
1,920
New Lab-confirmed Deaths
11
Source: CDRSS
Hospital-reported Deaths (last 24h)
2
Source: NJHA facility survey

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

38 New Positives 1,781 Confirmed Deaths
20,226 Positive Test Results 263 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

33 New Positives 1,326 Confirmed Deaths
19,363 Positive Test Results 175 Probable Deaths
Essex County

46 New Positives 1,856 Confirmed Deaths
19,310 Positive Test Results 247 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

20 New Positives 1,190 Confirmed Deaths
17,535 Positive Test Results 212 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

38 New Positives 1,086 Confirmed Deaths
17,312 Positive Test Results 156 Probable Deaths
Union County

26 New Positives 1,170 Confirmed Deaths
16,359 Positive Test Results 175 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

36 New Positives 941 Confirmed Deaths
10,206 Positive Test Results 70 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

35 New Positives 754 Confirmed Deaths
9,857 Positive Test Results 100 Probable Deaths
Camden County

58 New Positives 511 Confirmed Deaths
8,087 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

18 New Positives 569 Confirmed Deaths
7,917 Positive Test Results 43 Probable Deaths
Morris County

14 New Positives 674 Confirmed Deaths
7,065 Positive Test Results 153 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

26 New Positives 429 Confirmed Deaths
5,594 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

9 New Positives 478 Confirmed Deaths
5,131 Positive Test Results 78 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

23 New Positives 225 Confirmed Deaths
3,245 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

8 New Positives 141 Confirmed Deaths
3,127 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

24 New Positives 196 Confirmed Deaths
2,969 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Warren County

4 New Positives 155 Confirmed Deaths
1,312 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

6 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,277 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

5 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,120 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Salem County

1 New Positives 76 Confirmed Deaths
856 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

5 New Positives 81 Confirmed Deaths
788 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths


7/24 5:55pm: Today, the Murphy Administration opted for flexibility in their guidance for local school districts, preferring to punt any command decision to actually cement anyone into a remote distance plan, while ensuring the distance option to the parents and guardians of school kids.


7/24 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/24/2020


7/23 3:45pm: Atlantic County reports 3,297 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Camden County reports 8,491 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Monmouth County reports 10,008 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Essex County reports 19,236 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Middlesex County reports 17,781 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Morris County reports 7,050 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Ocean County reports 10,063 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Sussex County reports 1,308 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Somerset County reports 4,577 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Gloucester County reports 2,913 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Bergen County reports 20,133 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Passaic County reports 17,213 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Union County reports 16,297 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Salem County reports 843 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Cape May County reports 767 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Burlington County reports 5,769 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 177,887 cases and 13,810 fatalities (and 1,920 probable fatalities) as of Thursday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

31 New Positives 1,771 Confirmed Deaths
20,133 Positive Test Results 263 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

14 New Positives 1,319 Confirmed Deaths
19,289 Positive Test Results 175 Probable Deaths
Essex County

35 New Positives 1,847 Confirmed Deaths
19,198 Positive Test Results 247 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

14 New Positives 1,184 Confirmed Deaths
17,442 Positive Test Results 212 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

27 New Positives 1,082 Confirmed Deaths
17,214 Positive Test Results 156 Probable Deaths
Union County

16 New Positives 1,168 Confirmed Deaths
16,297 Positive Test Results 175 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

28 New Positives 942 Confirmed Deaths
10,074 Positive Test Results 70 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

37 New Positives 751 Confirmed Deaths
9,748 Positive Test Results 100 Probable Deaths
Camden County

29 New Positives 509 Confirmed Deaths
7,910 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

14 New Positives 565 Confirmed Deaths
7,869 Positive Test Results 43 Probable Deaths
Morris County

7 New Positives 674 Confirmed Deaths
7,016 Positive Test Results 153 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

16 New Positives 427 Confirmed Deaths
5,502 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

12 New Positives 472 Confirmed Deaths
5,094 Positive Test Results 78 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

12 New Positives 225 Confirmed Deaths
3,169 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

6 New Positives 141 Confirmed Deaths
3,100 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

25 New Positives 193 Confirmed Deaths
2,894 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Warren County

1 New Positives 155 Confirmed Deaths
1,296 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

4 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,259 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

1 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,102 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Salem County

2 New Positives 76 Confirmed Deaths
843 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

5 New Positives 81 Confirmed Deaths
767 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths


7/23 1:42pm:  The Senate Economic Growth Committee with bipartisan support endorsed two bills related to testing and farm worker safety. One would allot $5 million from the federal CARES act to pay for personal protection equipment for farm workers. The other would designate farm workers as having the highest priority for testing.

The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund and New Jersey’s major food banks are joining forces to address two crucial and overlooked areas of intense need: disposable diapers and feminine care products.

Senator Anthony M. Bucco warned that restaurants across New Jersey that have suffered steep economic losses since March will soon go out of business permanently if they are not allowed to reopen their dining rooms or provided direct financial support from the State’s share of billions in unspent CARES Act funding.


7/23 12:47pm: Governor Phil Murphy today announced a new relief program for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


7/23 9:50am: The Department of Labor and Workforce Development has distributed $11.6 billion in unemployment benefits to New Jersey workers in the past 18 weeks, including $825 million last week alone, as the number of initial unemployment applications declined for the second straight week.


7/23 7:57pm: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/23/2020


7/22 4:34pm: Chris Christie said this week that Phil Murphy should be making better use of the EDA to help struggling small businesses. That prompted Murphy to fire back that Christie should shut up about the EDA, claiming that under his (Christie’s) tenure, the EDA was used as a “piggy bank” for special interests.


7/22 1:03pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Governor Phil Murphy this afternoon bewailed the latest stimulus package proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for refusing to offer any more support. “This is a slap in the face of any governor… who has shouldered the responsibility of this pandemic”.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 177645 cases and 13,787 fatalities (as well as 1,920 probably fatalities) as of Wednesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

30 New Positives 1,768 Confirmed Deaths
20,099 Positive Test Results 263 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

14 New Positives 1,316 Confirmed Deaths
19,281 Positive Test Results 175 Probable Deaths
Essex County

23 New Positives 1,842 Confirmed Deaths
19,173 Positive Test Results 247 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

26 New Positives 1,180 Confirmed Deaths
17,379 Positive Test Results 212 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

17 New Positives 1,082 Confirmed Deaths
17,196 Positive Test Results 156 Probable Deaths
Union County

31 New Positives 1,167 Confirmed Deaths
16,351 Positive Test Results 175 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

63 New Positives 941 Confirmed Deaths
10,054 Positive Test Results 70 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

36 New Positives 751 Confirmed Deaths
9,720 Positive Test Results 100 Probable Deaths
Camden County

23 New Positives 508 Confirmed Deaths
7,888 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

14 New Positives 565 Confirmed Deaths
7,858 Positive Test Results 43 Probable Deaths
Morris County

19 New Positives 672 Confirmed Deaths
7,010 Positive Test Results 153 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

12 New Positives 426 Confirmed Deaths
5,490 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

9 New Positives 472 Confirmed Deaths
5,082 Positive Test Results 78 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

12 New Positives 225 Confirmed Deaths
3,161 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

7 New Positives 141 Confirmed Deaths
3,095 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

15 New Positives 192 Confirmed Deaths
2,870 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Warren County

6 New Positives 155 Confirmed Deaths
1,295 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

3 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1,256 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

1 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1,102 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Salem County

4 New Positives 76 Confirmed Deaths
841 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

2 New Positives 80 Confirmed Deaths
762 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths


7/22 11:38am: Mercer County reports 7,858 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Camden County reports 8,455 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Gloucester County reports 2,884 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Atlantic County reports 3,279 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Ocean County reports 10,030 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Middlesex County reports 17,624 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Morris County reports 7,037 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Essex County reports 19,229 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Monmouth County reports 9,971 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Burlington County reports 5,761 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Sussex County reports 1,303 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Somerset County reports 4,555 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Hudson County reports 19,809 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Warren County reports 1,298 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Cumberland County reports 2,606 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Bergen County reports 20,099 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Passaic County reports 17,16 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Union County reporst 16,351 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Salem County reports 841 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Cape May County reports 762 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday (NJDOH).

Hunterdon County reports 1,101 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


7/22 7:53am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/22/2020


7/21 8:58pm: The Assembly Education Committee will receive testimony Wednesday from invited guests on the plan issued by the Department of Education for the reopening of public schools, The Road Back – Restart and Recovery Plan for Education.

One of the pandemic-related controversies in New Jersey was the governor’s decision in April to close county and state parks. This brought a good level of bipartisan condemnation and, fortunately, lasted only about three weeks or so. Now, as summer heat envelopes the area, there’s another problem – overuse and uncivilized behavior is forcing local officials to close some parks and natural areas once again.


7/21 3pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 177,256 cases and 13,763 fatalities, according to the NJDOH, as of Tuesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

23 New Positives 1764 Confirmed Deaths
20052 Positive Test Results 268 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

12 New Positives 1315 Confirmed Deaths
19267 Positive Test Results 185 Probable Deaths
Essex County

33 New Positives 1840 Confirmed Deaths
19153 Positive Test Results 255 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

27 New Positives 1082 Confirmed Deaths
17181 Positive Test Results 158 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

26 New Positives 1179 Confirmed Deaths
17155 Positive Test Results 221 Probable Deaths
Union County

14 New Positives 1167 Confirmed Deaths
16515 Positive Test Results 179 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

45 New Positives 940 Confirmed Deaths
9988 Positive Test Results 73 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

29 New Positives 750 Confirmed Deaths
9683 Positive Test Results 101 Probable Deaths
Camden County

26 New Positives 504 Confirmed Deaths
7867 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

10 New Positives 565 Confirmed Deaths
7839 Positive Test Results 43 Probable Deaths
Morris County

23 New Positives 670 Confirmed Deaths
6990 Positive Test Results 157 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

28 New Positives 424 Confirmed Deaths
5478 Positive Test Results 42 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

8 New Positives 471 Confirmed Deaths
5072 Positive Test Results 82 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

23 New Positives 223 Confirmed Deaths
3148 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

8 New Positives 141 Confirmed Deaths
3088 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

30 New Positives 191 Confirmed Deaths
2855 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Warren County

6 New Positives 155 Confirmed Deaths
1286 Positive Test Results 17 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

3 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1253 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

1 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1101 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Salem County

6 New Positives 76 Confirmed Deaths
837 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

2 New Positives 78 Confirmed Deaths
760 Positive Test Results 4 Probable Deaths


7/21 12:44pm: Governor Murphy today advised individuals traveling to New Jersey from additional states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state; states added include: Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia, and Washington.


7/21 12:30pm: Atlantic County reports 3,266 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Camden County reports 8,426 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Monmouth County reports 9,930 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Middlesex County reports 17,483 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Morris County reports 7,032 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Ocean County reports 9,996 COVID-10 cases total as of Tuesday.

Essex County reports 19,208 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Gloucester County reports 2,868 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Hudson County reports 19,796 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Cumberland County reports 2,602 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Somerset County reports 4,544 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Sussex County reports 1,297 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Burlington County reports 5,746 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Bergen County reports 20,052 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Passaic County reports 17,181 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Union County reports 16,515 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Salem County reports 837 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

 


7/21 11am: Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald has introduced a five-bill package of landmark legislation aimed at improving mental health supports in the wake of the coronavirus.

The Senate Republican caucus called on Senate President Sweeney in a letter to stop delaying the formation of a special investigative committee to examine thousands of nursing home death, saying Senate Republicans are ready to take the lead if empowered to do so.


7/21 7:45am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/21/2020


7/20 5:30pm: Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 168, allowing the resumption of contact practices and competitions in outdoor settings for organized sports defined as “high risk” by the New Jersey Department of Health’s “Guidance for Sports Activities.”

Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 169, which clarifies Executive Order No. 164 and states that the postponement of annual municipal and county party committee reorganization meetings is only applicable to municipal party committees and county party committees that held elections during the July primary elections.


7/20 2:39pm: There’s something unappealing about dining outside when it’s more than 90 degrees. So it was no surprise that the governor was asked today when indoor dining – and air conditioning – will return to the Garden State.

Assemblyman Ron Dancer is calling on New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal to launch a campaign to make sure everyone knows the safest way to conduct a protest.


7/20 12:31pm: Governor Murphy is signing an executive order to allow high-risk sports to resume practice and competitions. The NJDOE will announce later this week guidance for parents who want to choose all-remote learning for their children.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 176,963 cases and 13,741 fatalities as of Monday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

25 New Positives 1765 Confirmed Deaths
20034 Positive Test Results 268 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

14 New Positives 1313 Confirmed Deaths
19263 Positive Test Results 185 Probable Deaths
Essex County

16 New Positives 1838 Confirmed Deaths
19121 Positive Test Results 255 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

9 New Positives 1081 Confirmed Deaths
17172 Positive Test Results 158 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

8 New Positives 1176 Confirmed Deaths
17168 Positive Test Results 221 Probable Deaths
Union County

7 New Positives 1165 Confirmed Deaths
16517 Positive Test Results 179 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

10 New Positives 937 Confirmed Deaths
9956 Positive Test Results 73 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

12 New Positives 748 Confirmed Deaths
9672 Positive Test Results 101 Probable Deaths
Camden County

16 New Positives 504 Confirmed Deaths
7845 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

3 New Positives 565 Confirmed Deaths
7828 Positive Test Results 43 Probable Deaths
Morris County

9 New Positives 669 Confirmed Deaths
6967 Positive Test Results 157 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

8 New Positives 420 Confirmed Deaths
5450 Positive Test Results 42 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

3 New Positives 471 Confirmed Deaths
5068 Positive Test Results 82 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

11 New Positives 222 Confirmed Deaths
3126 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

2 New Positives 141 Confirmed Deaths
3079 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

5 New Positives 191 Confirmed Deaths
2829 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Warren County

4 New Positives 154 Confirmed Deaths
1280 Positive Test Results 17 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

4 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1250 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

0 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1100 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Salem County

0 New Positives 75 Confirmed Deaths
831 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

0 New Positives 78 Confirmed Deaths
757 Positive Test Results 4 Probable Deaths


7/20 12:22pm: Save New Jersey from the shame of having the worst COVID-19 prison death rate in the nation, Alexander Shalom, Senior Supervising Attorney and Director of Supreme Court Advocacy at the ACLU-NJ, this morning told the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 12pm.


7/20 11:48am: Mercer County reports 7,828 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Atlantic County reports 3,249 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Camden County reports 8,371 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Essex County reports 19,190 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Morris County reports 7,013 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Middlesex County reports 17,414 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Ocean County reports 9,940 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Monmouth County reports 9,901 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Burlington County reports 5,709 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hunterdon County reports 1,102 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Bergen County reports 20,034 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Gloucester County reports 2,836 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Passaic County reports 17,172 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Union County reports 16,517 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Salem County reports 831 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Sussex County reports 1,297 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Somerset County reports 4,535 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hudson County reports 19,779 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Cumberland County reports 2,836 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Cape May County reports 909 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


7/20 10:14am: Legislation to reimburse restaurants, bars and caterers that spent money on supplies in preparation for indoor dining’s return only to have that authorization rescinded was introduced in the Senate.


7/20 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/20/2020


7/17 7:47am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/17/2020


7/16 6:45pm: Atlantic County reports 3,179 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Camden County reports 8,311 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Ocean County reports 9,887 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Middlesex County reports 17,359 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Monmouth County reports 9,853 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Morris County reports 6,968 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Hunterdon County reports 1,097 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Warren County reports 1,268 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Essex County reports 19,135 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Burlington County reports 5,666 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.


7/16 6:27pm: Governor Murphy signed the ‘New Jersey COVID-19 Emergency Bond Act’ authorizing the state to borrow up to $9.9 billion.


7/16 6:20pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 176,501 cases and 13,691 fatalities as of Thursday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

24 New Positives 1762 Confirmed Deaths
19950 Positive Test Results 268 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

19 New Positives 1312 Confirmed Deaths
19240 Positive Test Results 185 Probable Deaths
Essex County

27 New Positives 1834 Confirmed Deaths
19119 Positive Test Results 255 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

22 New Positives 1074 Confirmed Deaths
17150 Positive Test Results 158 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

16 New Positives 1176 Confirmed Deaths
17142 Positive Test Results 221 Probable Deaths
Union County

11 New Positives 1162 Confirmed Deaths
16567 Positive Test Results 179 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

13 New Positives 928 Confirmed Deaths
9902 Positive Test Results 73 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

24 New Positives 745 Confirmed Deaths
9626 Positive Test Results 101 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

11 New Positives 561 Confirmed Deaths
7827 Positive Test Results 43 Probable Deaths
Camden County

17 New Positives 502 Confirmed Deaths
7786 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Morris County

7 New Positives 669 Confirmed Deaths
6932 Positive Test Results 157 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

11 New Positives 414 Confirmed Deaths
5430 Positive Test Results 42 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

5 New Positives 470 Confirmed Deaths
5059 Positive Test Results 82 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

18 New Positives 221 Confirmed Deaths
3079 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

4 New Positives 140 Confirmed Deaths
3072 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

8 New Positives 189 Confirmed Deaths
2808 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Warren County

1 New Positives 154 Confirmed Deaths
1268 Positive Test Results 17 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

4 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1241 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

0 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1098 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Salem County

2 New Positives 74 Confirmed Deaths
822 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

3 New Positives 76 Confirmed Deaths
747 Positive Test Results 4 Probable Deaths

The New Jersey Department of Health released a directive that permits parents, a family member, legal guardians and support persons of pediatric, developmentally disabled and intellectually disabled residents of long-term care facilities to arrange for by-appointment indoor visits with their loved ones.


7/16 5:56pm: Governor Phil Murphy today unveiled his Administration’s plan to address unmet pre-K-to-12 student technological needs in New Jersey schools, commonly referred to as “the digital divide.”


7/16 4:31pm: The NJGOP, Senate and Assembly Republicans united against the budet alternative and upon Governor Phil Murphy’s signature intend to file suit in superior court.


7/16 3:45pm: When you’re dealing with an emergency, you just have to do what’s needed at the time. That was the Democratic view enunciated today in Trenton when it came to giving the state the ability to borrow almost $10 billion. But wait, said Republicans. Health emergency or not, such borrowing is still unconstitutional without voter approval.


7/16 3:15pm: After GOP lawmakers peppered the Assembly Budget chair over Democrats’ fiscal reasoning, the New Jersey General Assembly this afternoon affirmed its version of the COVID-19 Emergency Bond Act, authorizing the issuance of state bonds totaling $9.9 billion.


7/16 12:15pm: Voting – with notable exceptions – along party lines, with Republicans passionately opposed and unthreatened Democrats relying on their comfortable majority, the state senate today affirmed S-2697, a $9.9 billion borrowing bill aimed at keeping New Jersey’s budget afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.


7/16 12:06pm: Since incorporation on March 24, the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) has raised over $37.4 million and provided $18 million of immediate relief with the support of 57,695 individual donors from across every county in New Jersey, every state in the United States and eleven countries.


7/16 11:06am: The state regained 26% of the jobs lost in April and March due to COVID-19, while the unemployment rate increased to 16.6%.


7/16 9:58am: The Department of Labor and Workforce Development has issued $10.7 billion in benefits to unemployed and underemployed New Jersey workers since the COVID-19 pandemic stalled the state’s economy 17 weeks ago.


7/15 2pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.


7/15 7:15am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/15/2020


7/14 8:52pm: Governor Murphy today advised individuals traveling to New Jersey from additional states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state.


7/14 3:43pm:  The LD37 legislators called on the Commissioner to set up an in-person satellite location in Bergen County to settle unemployment claims.


7/14 2pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 175,915 cases at 13,635 fatalities as of Tuesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

24 New Positives 1760 Confirmed Deaths
19907 Positive Test Results 272 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

39 New Positives 1308 Confirmed Deaths
19193 Positive Test Results 179 Probable Deaths
Essex County

20 New Positives 1829 Confirmed Deaths
19058 Positive Test Results 249 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

24 New Positives 1067 Confirmed Deaths
17105 Positive Test Results 158 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

28 New Positives 1173 Confirmed Deaths
17089 Positive Test Results 206 Probable Deaths
Union County

18 New Positives 1160 Confirmed Deaths
16537 Positive Test Results 184 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

35 New Positives 925 Confirmed Deaths
9867 Positive Test Results 73 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

26 New Positives 742 Confirmed Deaths
9542 Positive Test Results 98 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

11 New Positives 559 Confirmed Deaths
7807 Positive Test Results 44 Probable Deaths
Camden County

34 New Positives 499 Confirmed Deaths
7746 Positive Test Results 52 Probable Deaths
Morris County

13 New Positives 666 Confirmed Deaths
6921 Positive Test Results 154 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

30 New Positives 410 Confirmed Deaths
5412 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

17 New Positives 465 Confirmed Deaths
5036 Positive Test Results 86 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

7 New Positives 139 Confirmed Deaths
3063 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

24 New Positives 218 Confirmed Deaths
3047 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

22 New Positives 186 Confirmed Deaths
2788 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Warren County

2 New Positives 153 Confirmed Deaths
1267 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

3 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1233 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

1 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1095 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Salem County

3 New Positives 73 Confirmed Deaths
818 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

6 New Positives 75 Confirmed Deaths
740 Positive Test Results 4 Probable Deaths


7/14 1:24pm: The Senate Budget Committee today approved a bill authorizing the state to borrow up to $9.9 billion with the consent of a legislative panel to address the financial crisis created by the coronavirus outbreak.


7/14 1:18pm: Atlantic County reports 3,147 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Camden County reports 8,235 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Morris County reports 6,955 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Monmouth County reports 9,735 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Hunterdon County reports 1,093 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Ocean County reports 9,854 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Middlesex County reports 17,289 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Sussex County reports 1,277 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesdsay.

Somerset County reports 4,489 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Passaic County reports 19,948 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Hudson County reports 19,696 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Gloucester County reports 2,787 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Cape May County reports 847 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Essex County reports 19,121 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Bergen County reports 19,907 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Union County reports 16,537 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Salem County reports 818 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


7/14 7:45am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/14/2020


7/13 9pm: Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 165, which lifts 50 percent capacity limits on NJ TRANSIT and private-carrier buses, trains, light rail vehicles and Access Link vehicles, and now requires that NJ TRANSIT and private-carriers limit vehicles to the maximum seated capacity, effective at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15.


7/13 7pm: Governor Phil Murphy announced the suspension of statutory provisions that would have required annual municipal and county party committee meetings to occur this week and will instead require municipal party committee meetings to be held on July 27th


7/13 3:54pm: The governor probably raised many virtual eyeballs at his Monday briefing when he spoke of a “Burn Your Mask” rally outside his Middletown home. Later, he explained that no masks were set aflame although “Burn your Masks” was the name of the rally.


7/13 3:45pm: Atlantic County reports 3,115 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Mercer County reports 7,795 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Camden County reports 8,211 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Morris County reports 6,945 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Essex County reports 19,045 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hunterdon County reports 1,092 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Middlesex County reports 17,293 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Ocean County reports 9,827 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Monmouth County reports 9,693 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hudson County reports 19,135 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday (NJDOH).

Bergen County reports 19,891 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday (NJDOH).

Union County reports 16,519 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday (NJDOH).

Salem County reports 815 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday (NJDOH).

Cape May County reports 719 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday (NJDOH).

Passaic County reports 17,081 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday (NJDOH).

Sussex County reports 1,265 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Somerset County reports 4,475 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Gloucester County reports 2,770 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Cumberland County reports 2,557 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Burlington County reports 5,610 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


7/13 3:35pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 175,552 cases and 13,613 fatalities as of Monday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

18 New Positives 1758 Confirmed Deaths
19891 Positive Test Results 272 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

13 New Positives 1305 Confirmed Deaths
19135 Positive Test Results 179 Probable Deaths
Essex County

31 New Positives 1828 Confirmed Deaths
19039 Positive Test Results 249 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

15 New Positives 1066 Confirmed Deaths
17080 Positive Test Results 158 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

23 New Positives 1171 Confirmed Deaths
17059 Positive Test Results 206 Probable Deaths
Union County

16 New Positives 1159 Confirmed Deaths
16519 Positive Test Results 184 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

7 New Positives 924 Confirmed Deaths
9828 Positive Test Results 73 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

33 New Positives 740 Confirmed Deaths
9515 Positive Test Results 98 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

7 New Positives 558 Confirmed Deaths
7795 Positive Test Results 44 Probable Deaths
Camden County

24 New Positives 499 Confirmed Deaths
7716 Positive Test Results 52 Probable Deaths
Morris County

7 New Positives 665 Confirmed Deaths
6909 Positive Test Results 154 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

7 New Positives 408 Confirmed Deaths
5382 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

5 New Positives 465 Confirmed Deaths
5018 Positive Test Results 86 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

4 New Positives 137 Confirmed Deaths
3056 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

9 New Positives 217 Confirmed Deaths
3023 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

8 New Positives 186 Confirmed Deaths
2764 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Warren County

0 New Positives 153 Confirmed Deaths
1265 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

1 New Positives 158 Confirmed Deaths
1230 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

0 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
1094 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Salem County

0 New Positives 73 Confirmed Deaths
815 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

1 New Positives 73 Confirmed Deaths
733 Positive Test Results 4 Probable Deaths


7/13 3:15pm: Bipartisan legislation, sponsored by Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick and Senate President Steve Sweeney, to reimburse restaurants that had spent money on supplies in preparation for indoor dining’s return will be officially introduced in the Assembly and Senate Thursday.

Governor Phil Murphy mentioned a protest at his residence on Saturday where people shouted, “Burn your mask,” he said.

According to the Washington Post, Governor Murphy had a 66% approval rating in June.

Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli this afternoon directly addressed the issue of COVID-19 and young people in the State of New Jersey.


7/13 7:30am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/13/2020


7/10 1pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Senate President Steve Sweeney today announced an agreement with Governor Phil Murphy and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin on legislation to authorize the state to borrow in amounts up to $9.9 billion to address the financial crisis created by the coronavirus outbreak.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 174,628 cases and 13,532 fatalities as of Friday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

49 New Positives 1751 Confirmed Deaths
19827 Positive Test Results 272 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

21 New Positives 1302 Confirmed Deaths
19056 Positive Test Results 179 Probable Deaths
Essex County

31 New Positives 1812 Confirmed Deaths
18954 Positive Test Results 249 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

29 New Positives 1060 Confirmed Deaths
17030 Positive Test Results 158 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

26 New Positives 1160 Confirmed Deaths
17005 Positive Test Results 206 Probable Deaths
Union County

24 New Positives 1157 Confirmed Deaths
16460 Positive Test Results 184 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

9 New Positives 922 Confirmed Deaths
9781 Positive Test Results 73 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

34 New Positives 734 Confirmed Deaths
9404 Positive Test Results 98 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

9 New Positives 553 Confirmed Deaths
7773 Positive Test Results 44 Probable Deaths
Camden County

29 New Positives 489 Confirmed Deaths
7631 Positive Test Results 52 Probable Deaths
Morris County

13 New Positives 664 Confirmed Deaths
6875 Positive Test Results 154 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

16 New Positives 406 Confirmed Deaths
5332 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

20 New Positives 463 Confirmed Deaths
4974 Positive Test Results 86 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

10 New Positives 136 Confirmed Deaths
3043 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

11 New Positives 214 Confirmed Deaths
2987 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

17 New Positives 186 Confirmed Deaths
2712 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Warren County

1 New Positives 153 Confirmed Deaths
1262 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

1 New Positives 157 Confirmed Deaths
1221 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

1 New Positives 69 Confirmed Deaths
1096 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Salem County

2 New Positives 72 Confirmed Deaths
812 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

2 New Positives 72 Confirmed Deaths
726 Positive Test Results 4 Probable Deaths


7/10 11:30am: Mercer County reports 7,773 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Cape May County reports 821 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Camden County reports 8,089 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Essex County reports 18,972 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Atlantic County reports 3,089 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Ocean County reports 9,760 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Monmouth County reports 9,594 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Morris County reports 6,911 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Middlesex County reports 17,209 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Burlington County reports 5,572 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.


7/10 7:45am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/10/2020


7/9 9:35pm: Governor Murphy fired back at his COVID-19 critics, saying ‘let’s cut the crap out’.


7/9 2:15pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 174,270 cases and 13,501 fatalities as of Thursday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

35 New Positives 1748 Confirmed Deaths
19771 Positive Test Results 272 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

24 New Positives 1298 Confirmed Deaths
19037 Positive Test Results 179 Probable Deaths
Essex County

23 New Positives 1811 Confirmed Deaths
18928 Positive Test Results 249 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

18 New Positives 552 Confirmed Deaths
7765 Positive Test Results 44 Probable Deaths
Camden County

31 New Positives 488 Confirmed Deaths
7600 Positive Test Results 52 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

15 New Positives 405 Confirmed Deaths
5316 Positive Test Results 41 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

3 New Positives 136 Confirmed Deaths
3032 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

16 New Positives 211 Confirmed Deaths
2976 Positive Test Results 15 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

7 New Positives 186 Confirmed Deaths
2697 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

3 New Positives 69 Confirmed Deaths
1094 Positive Test Results 56 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

3 New Positives 72 Confirmed Deaths
723 Positive Test Results 4 Probable Deaths


7/9 11:33am: Warren County reports 1,260 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Hunterdon County reports 1,092 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Atlantic County reports 3,072 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Ocean County reports 9,751 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Morris County reports 6,893 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Monmouth County reports 9,544 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Middlesex County reports 17,149 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Camden County reports 8,066 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Essex County reports 18,943 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Sussex County reports 1,267 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Somerset County reports 4,397 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Hudson County reports 19,590 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Gloucester County reports 2,698 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Cumberland County reports 2,539 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Cape May County reports 808 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Bergen County reports 19,771 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Passaic County reports 17,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Union County reports 16,462 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Salem County reports 811 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Burlington County reports 5,433 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.


7/9 9:44am: More than 47,000 New Jersey workers filed initial unemployment claims during the week ending July 4, a 70 percent jump from the prior week, with two employee groups – furloughed state workers and those laid off when the school year ended in June – making up much of the spike.


7/9 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/9/2020


7/8 10:02pm: Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 163, which requires individuals to wear face coverings in outdoor public spaces when it is not practicable to socially distance and keep a six-foot distance from others.


7/8 3:30pm: Restaurants with fixed roofs and two open sides will be allowed comprising at least 50% of the area wall-space to reopen, Governor Phil Murphy said today.

An order to wear masks in public most of the time is one thing; enforcement may be another.
Those so inclined already can find Internet videos of arguments and sometimes actual fights around the country over mask-wearing or lack thereof. Is New Jersey about to join the “fun?” Who knows, but we’re about to find out.


7/8 10:50am: This morning Governor Phil Murphy appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” where he said residents should expect a new Executive Order requiring face masks to be worn in public.


7/8 7:12am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/8/2020


7/7 1:30pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 173,878 cases and 13,425 fatalities as of Tuesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

18 New Positives 1748 Confirmed Deaths
19676 Positive Test Results 261 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

28 New Positives 1293 Confirmed Deaths
19016 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Essex County

25 New Positives 1801 Confirmed Deaths
18918 Positive Test Results 241 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

17 New Positives 1053 Confirmed Deaths
16974 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

20 New Positives 1142 Confirmed Deaths
16966 Positive Test Results 196 Probable Deaths
Union County

18 New Positives 1156 Confirmed Deaths
16450 Positive Test Results 175 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

21 New Positives 914 Confirmed Deaths
9738 Positive Test Results 68 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

29 New Positives 726 Confirmed Deaths
9346 Positive Test Results 96 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

9 New Positives 549 Confirmed Deaths
7756 Positive Test Results 43 Probable Deaths
Camden County

39 New Positives 483 Confirmed Deaths
7536 Positive Test Results 51 Probable Deaths
Morris County

7 New Positives 659 Confirmed Deaths
6830 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

20 New Positives 400 Confirmed Deaths
5295 Positive Test Results 38 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

1 New Positives 455 Confirmed Deaths
4945 Positive Test Results 80 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

2 New Positives 136 Confirmed Deaths
3029 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

12 New Positives 208 Confirmed Deaths
2961 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

15 New Positives 183 Confirmed Deaths
2671 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Warren County

4 New Positives 151 Confirmed Deaths
1258 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

3 New Positives 156 Confirmed Deaths
1214 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

0 New Positives 69 Confirmed Deaths
1090 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Salem County

5 New Positives 72 Confirmed Deaths
807 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

3 New Positives 71 Confirmed Deaths
720 Positive Test Results 4 Probable Deaths


7/7 11:15am: Atlantic County reports 3,045 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Camden County reports 7,981 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Essex County reports 18,945 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Ocean County reports 9,716 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Morris County reports 6,856 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Monmouth County reports 9,513 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Middlesex County reports 17,094 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Burlington County reports 5,462 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Cumberland County reports 2,524 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Gloucester County reports 2,672 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Hudson County reports 19,556 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Somerset County reports 4,379 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Sussex County reports 1,260 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Bergen County reports 19,676 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Passaic County reports 16,974 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Union County reports 16,450 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Salem County reports 807 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


7/7 11:08am: Governor Phil Murphy today advised individuals traveling to New Jersey from additional states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state.


7/7 7:40am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/7/2020


7/6 3:25pm:  Governor Murphy urged residents not to be “selfish” and to follow pandemic-related rules and regulations. That means wear masks and most especially, self-quarantine if you have visited a COVID-19 “hot spot,” which these days can include most of the country.

In a sign things are getting back to normal, notwithstanding the rise in transmission rate, Murphy said that beginning this week his update briefings will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday as opposed to every weekday. At the start of the pandemic, the governor also held briefings on weekends.


7/6 1:07pm: Governor Phil Murphy this afternoon said the rate of COVID-19 transmission exceeds 1.0 for the first time in ten weeks – 1.03 to be precise.

Bad blood between the front office and the Department of Health spilled into today’s question and answer session at Governor Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing.


7/6 12:45pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 173,611 cases and 13,373 fatalities as of Monday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

22 New Positives 1745 Confirmed Deaths
19655 Positive Test Results 261 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

15 New Positives 1289 Confirmed Deaths
18990 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Essex County

7 New Positives 1800 Confirmed Deaths
18895 Positive Test Results 241 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

9 New Positives 1049 Confirmed Deaths
16963 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

10 New Positives 1137 Confirmed Deaths
16957 Positive Test Results 196 Probable Deaths
Union County

11 New Positives 1153 Confirmed Deaths
16432 Positive Test Results 175 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

12 New Positives 906 Confirmed Deaths
9716 Positive Test Results 68 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

13 New Positives 724 Confirmed Deaths
9320 Positive Test Results 96 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

5 New Positives 548 Confirmed Deaths
7745 Positive Test Results 43 Probable Deaths
Camden County

18 New Positives 474 Confirmed Deaths
7496 Positive Test Results 51 Probable Deaths
Morris County

11 New Positives 659 Confirmed Deaths
6820 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

15 New Positives 396 Confirmed Deaths
5277 Positive Test Results 38 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

5 New Positives 451 Confirmed Deaths
4943 Positive Test Results 80 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

4 New Positives 136 Confirmed Deaths
3021 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

13 New Positives 207 Confirmed Deaths
2949 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

12 New Positives 181 Confirmed Deaths
2656 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Warren County

2 New Positives 151 Confirmed Deaths
1255 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

2 New Positives 156 Confirmed Deaths
1211 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

2 New Positives 69 Confirmed Deaths
1090 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Salem County

3 New Positives 72 Confirmed Deaths
805 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

4 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
720 Positive Test Results 4 Probable Deaths


7/6 12:04pm: Mercer County reports 7,745 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Atlantic County reports 3,035 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Camden County reports 7,954 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Morris County reports 6,837 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Essex County reports 18,943 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Ocean County reports 9,697 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Middlesex County reports 17,066 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Somerset County reports 4,364 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Passaic County reports 17,851 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hudson County reports 18,526 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Gloucester County reports 2,652 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Cumberland County reports 2,521 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Sussex County reports 1,240 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hunterdon County reports 1,087 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Burlington County reports 5,442 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Cape May County reports 788 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Monmouth County reports 9,320 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


7/6 9:40am: Leading U.S. medical and health organizations today called on the American people to stay home to take simple steps, including wearing a mask and practicing physical distancing, to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.


7/6 7:52am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/6/2020


7/5 5:37pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 173,402 cases and 13,355 fatalities as of Sunday.


7/5 11:58am: Governor Phil Murphy on Meet the Press: “We need a national strategy” to combat the spread of COVID-19: “We’re only as strong as our weakest link right now”


7/4 2:04pm:  As of Saturday, July 4th, the NJDOH reports 173,033 COVID-19 cases and 13,333 fatalities statewide

There are 983 hospitalizations total,: 440 in Northern NJ, 301 in Central NJ, and 242 in South NJ. 164 patients are on ventilators (5.3% of capacity), 205 are in intensive/ICU care, and 738 are in medical/surgical.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

32 New Positives 1742 Confirmed Deaths
19562 Positive Test Results 261 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

33 New Positives 1288 Confirmed Deaths
18945 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Essex County

17 New Positives 1797 Confirmed Deaths
18859 Positive Test Results 241 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

15 New Positives 1045 Confirmed Deaths
16941 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

19 New Positives 1134 Confirmed Deaths
16901 Positive Test Results 196 Probable Deaths
Union County

28 New Positives 1152 Confirmed Deaths
16441 Positive Test Results 175 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

17 New Positives 901 Confirmed Deaths
9682 Positive Test Results 68 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

24 New Positives 724 Confirmed Deaths
9272 Positive Test Results 96 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

15 New Positives 543 Confirmed Deaths
7727 Positive Test Results 43 Probable Deaths
Camden County

15 New Positives 467 Confirmed Deaths
7434 Positive Test Results 51 Probable Deaths
Morris County

10 New Positives 659 Confirmed Deaths
6800 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

6 New Positives 395 Confirmed Deaths
5243 Positive Test Results 38 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

8 New Positives 449 Confirmed Deaths
4928 Positive Test Results 80 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

7 New Positives 134 Confirmed Deaths
3005 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

2 New Positives 206 Confirmed Deaths
2926 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

12 New Positives 180 Confirmed Deaths
2630 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Warren County

3 New Positives 150 Confirmed Deaths
1249 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

11 New Positives 156 Confirmed Deaths
1210 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

3 New Positives 69 Confirmed Deaths
1087 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Salem County

3 New Positives 72 Confirmed Deaths
797 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

2 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
715 Positive Test Results 4 Probable Deaths


7/3 11:59pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 172,742 cases and 13,308 fatalities.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

37 New Positives 1739 Confirmed Deaths
19532 Positive Test Results 261 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

37 New Positives 1287 Confirmed Deaths
18913 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Essex County

47 New Positives 1793 Confirmed Deaths
18842 Positive Test Results 241 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

11 New Positives 1045 Confirmed Deaths
16927 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

35 New Positives 1132 Confirmed Deaths
16884 Positive Test Results 196 Probable Deaths
Union County

23 New Positives 1151 Confirmed Deaths
16416 Positive Test Results 175 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

36 New Positives 899 Confirmed Deaths
9666 Positive Test Results 68 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

35 New Positives 721 Confirmed Deaths
9248 Positive Test Results 96 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

9 New Positives 542 Confirmed Deaths
7711 Positive Test Results 43 Probable Deaths
Camden County

17 New Positives 462 Confirmed Deaths
7419 Positive Test Results 51 Probable Deaths
Morris County

11 New Positives 658 Confirmed Deaths
6790 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

17 New Positives 393 Confirmed Deaths
5238 Positive Test Results 38 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

6 New Positives 449 Confirmed Deaths
4919 Positive Test Results 80 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

7 New Positives 134 Confirmed Deaths
2998 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

20 New Positives 206 Confirmed Deaths
2924 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

9 New Positives 180 Confirmed Deaths
2619 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Warren County

2 New Positives 150 Confirmed Deaths
1246 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

2 New Positives 156 Confirmed Deaths
1199 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

3 New Positives 69 Confirmed Deaths
1085 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Salem County

13 New Positives 72 Confirmed Deaths
794 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

1 New Positives 70 Confirmed Deaths
714 Positive Test Results 4 Probable Deaths


7/3 7:15am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/3/2020


7/2 10:14pm: In Lacey, a diner owner who was cited for defying the dining ban says ‘I just want to…survive‘, according to the Asbury Park Press.


7/2 7:35pm:  If you can’t eat or drink inside a restaurant this holiday weekend, don’t blame the knuckleheads. Phil Murphy clarified that on Thursday. We take the governor at his word, but in truth, a few days ago he said, or at least suggested, something else.


7/2 1:10pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Governor Phil Murphy today announced an increased outdoor gathering capacity limit as COVID-19 cases in New Jersey continue to decline.

Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 162. The Order extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103, which was previously extended on April 7, May 6, and June 4.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 172,356 cases and 13,251 fatalities as of Thursday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

43 New Positives 1733 Confirmed Deaths
19474 Positive Test Results 261 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

38 New Positives 1287 Confirmed Deaths
18874 Positive Test Results 167 Probable Deaths
Essex County

50 New Positives 1789 Confirmed Deaths
18804 Positive Test Results 241 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

38 New Positives 1040 Confirmed Deaths
16920 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

30 New Positives 1127 Confirmed Deaths
16852 Positive Test Results 196 Probable Deaths
Union County

26 New Positives 1150 Confirmed Deaths
16394 Positive Test Results 175 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

25 New Positives 893 Confirmed Deaths
9631 Positive Test Results 68 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

54 New Positives 718 Confirmed Deaths
9211 Positive Test Results 96 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

25 New Positives 542 Confirmed Deaths
7693 Positive Test Results 43 Probable Deaths
Camden County

42 New Positives 452 Confirmed Deaths
7406 Positive Test Results 51 Probable Deaths
Morris County

20 New Positives 654 Confirmed Deaths
6777 Positive Test Results 147 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

35 New Positives 391 Confirmed Deaths
5221 Positive Test Results 38 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

24 New Positives 447 Confirmed Deaths
4912 Positive Test Results 80 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

13 New Positives 133 Confirmed Deaths
2991 Positive Test Results 13 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

18 New Positives 205 Confirmed Deaths
2898 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

13 New Positives 175 Confirmed Deaths
2610 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Warren County

4 New Positives 149 Confirmed Deaths
1243 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

0 New Positives 157 Confirmed Deaths
1198 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

3 New Positives 69 Confirmed Deaths
1083 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Salem County

4 New Positives 71 Confirmed Deaths
779 Positive Test Results 5 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

1 New Positives 69 Confirmed Deaths
713 Positive Test Results 4 Probable Deaths


7/2 10:45am: Atlantic County reports 2,970 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Mercer County reports 7,693 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Camden County reports 7,830 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Morris County reports 6,791 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Middlesex County reports 16,950 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Monmouth County reports 9,366 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Essex County reports 18,848 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Cumberland County reports 2,489 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Cape May County reports 761 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Passaic County reports 18,018 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Ocean County reports 9,626 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Gloucester County reports 2,604 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Hudson County reports 19,424 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Somerset County reports 4,337 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Sussex County reports 1,240 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Burlington County reports 5,377 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.


7/2 10:40am: State and federal payments to unemployed and underemployed New Jersey workers have surpassed $9 billion since mid-March, when businesses and schools abruptly shut down due to health concerns brought about by COVID-19.


7/2 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/2/2020


7/1 3:30pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 330pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 171,928 cases and 13,224 fatalities as of Wednesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

24 New Positives 1733 Confirmed Deaths
19445 Positive Test Results 263 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

14 New Positives 1286 Confirmed Deaths
18842 Positive Test Results 171 Probable Deaths
Essex County

28 New Positives 1787 Confirmed Deaths
18771 Positive Test Results 237 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

21 New Positives 1039 Confirmed Deaths
16894 Positive Test Results 148 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

34 New Positives 1124 Confirmed Deaths
16825 Positive Test Results 200 Probable Deaths
Union County

15 New Positives 1149 Confirmed Deaths
16384 Positive Test Results 180 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

26 New Positives 891 Confirmed Deaths
9627 Positive Test Results 68 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

35 New Positives 715 Confirmed Deaths
9163 Positive Test Results 93 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

23 New Positives 541 Confirmed Deaths
7676 Positive Test Results 38 Probable Deaths
Camden County

55 New Positives 446 Confirmed Deaths
7368 Positive Test Results 47 Probable Deaths
Morris County

22 New Positives 653 Confirmed Deaths
6757 Positive Test Results 146 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

23 New Positives 390 Confirmed Deaths
5189 Positive Test Results 38 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

15 New Positives 447 Confirmed Deaths
4881 Positive Test Results 81 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

18 New Positives 133 Confirmed Deaths
2980 Positive Test Results 12 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

17 New Positives 202 Confirmed Deaths
2878 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

22 New Positives 175 Confirmed Deaths
2596 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Warren County

8 New Positives 148 Confirmed Deaths
1241 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

4 New Positives 156 Confirmed Deaths
1197 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

1 New Positives 69 Confirmed Deaths
1081 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Salem County

8 New Positives 71 Confirmed Deaths
778 Positive Test Results 4 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

0 New Positives 69 Confirmed Deaths
712 Positive Test Results 4 Probable Deaths


7/1 2:33pm: Mercer County reports 7,676 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Atlantic County reports 2,953 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Essex County reports 18,787 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Ocean County reports 9,601 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Monmouth County reports 9,305 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Middlesex County reports 16,913 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Morris County reports 6,783 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Warren County reports 1,230 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Camden County reports 7,793 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Burlington County reports 5,344 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Somerset County reports 4,327 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Sussex County reports 1,235 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Gloucester County reports 2,590 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Cumberland County reports 2,485 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


7/1 2:12pm: The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced that it would begin providing 20 weeks of extended unemployment this week to New Jersey workers who have exhausted their state and federal jobless benefits.


7/1 7:30am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/1/2020


6/30 6:45pm: The Casino Association of NJ released a statement on the reopening of some AC casinos this week.

Governor Murphy signed an executive order extending certain state statutory deadlines.


6/30 4:21pm: If some bars and restaurants are doing stupid things, why not just crackdown on the knuckleheads and leave the others alone? Phil Murphy was asked that question in various ways at today’s briefing and the underlying message was clear.

Governor Murphy today advised individuals traveling to New Jersey from eight additional states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state.


6/30 12:53pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The Governor signed the $7.632 billion budget extension this morning (iLine post).

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 171,667 cases and 13,181 fatalities as of Tuesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

47 New Positives 1726 Confirmed Deaths
19423 Positive Test Results 263 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

13 New Positives 1280 Confirmed Deaths
18841 Positive Test Results 171 Probable Deaths
Essex County

36 New Positives 1784 Confirmed Deaths
18758 Positive Test Results 237 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

11 New Positives 1038 Confirmed Deaths
16879 Positive Test Results 148 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

57 New Positives 1122 Confirmed Deaths
16816 Positive Test Results 200 Probable Deaths
Union County

20 New Positives 1146 Confirmed Deaths
16386 Positive Test Results 180 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

40 New Positives 887 Confirmed Deaths
9614 Positive Test Results 68 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

34 New Positives 714 Confirmed Deaths
9140 Positive Test Results 93 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

29 New Positives 539 Confirmed Deaths
7659 Positive Test Results 38 Probable Deaths
Camden County

22 New Positives 442 Confirmed Deaths
7317 Positive Test Results 47 Probable Deaths
Morris County

7 New Positives 652 Confirmed Deaths
6738 Positive Test Results 146 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

31 New Positives 386 Confirmed Deaths
5168 Positive Test Results 38 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

10 New Positives 447 Confirmed Deaths
4869 Positive Test Results 81 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

15 New Positives 131 Confirmed Deaths
2963 Positive Test Results 12 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

17 New Positives 202 Confirmed Deaths
2863 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

15 New Positives 175 Confirmed Deaths
2578 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Warren County

3 New Positives 147 Confirmed Deaths
1233 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

3 New Positives 154 Confirmed Deaths
1192 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

4 New Positives 69 Confirmed Deaths
1080 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Salem County

7 New Positives 71 Confirmed Deaths
768 Positive Test Results 4 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

30 New Positives 69 Confirmed Deaths
740 Positive Test Results 4 Probable Deaths


6/30 11:45am: Hunterdon County reports 1,075 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Atlantic County reports 2,938 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Monmouth County reports 9,278 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Middlesex County reports 16,894 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Morris County reports 6,759 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Ocean County reports 9,584 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Camden County reports 7,754 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Essex County reports 18,744 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Sussex County reports 1,234 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Somerset County reports 4,298 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Hudson County reports 19,383 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Gloucester County reports 2,571 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Cumberland County reports 2,466 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Cape May County reports 750 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


6/30 7:56am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/30/2020


6/29 8:05pm: Phil Murphy often talks about having a tough skin and not caring if people agree with him or even like him. He did it again today at his regular briefing. But there are limits. Today, he blasted those who try to score political points by spreading what he says are falsehoods.


6/29 2:19pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 230pm.

The Governor announced that indoor dining will be postponed; it was slated to begin on Thursday.  The Governor said there hasn’t been enough compliance with wearing face masks.

Outdoor-only graudiations can begin Monday, July 6th.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 172,272 cases and 13,138 fatalities as of Monday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County

10 New Positives 1722 Confirmed Deaths
19375 Positive Test Results 263 Probable Deaths
Hudson County

11 New Positives 1278 Confirmed Deaths
18838 Positive Test Results 171 Probable Deaths
Essex County

15 New Positives 1784 Confirmed Deaths
18731 Positive Test Results 237 Probable Deaths
Passaic County

4 New Positives 1035 Confirmed Deaths
16876 Positive Test Results 148 Probable Deaths
Middlesex County

9 New Positives 1119 Confirmed Deaths
16764 Positive Test Results 200 Probable Deaths
Union County

13 New Positives 1145 Confirmed Deaths
16377 Positive Test Results 180 Probable Deaths
Ocean County

9 New Positives 878 Confirmed Deaths
9575 Positive Test Results 68 Probable Deaths
Monmouth County

8 New Positives 712 Confirmed Deaths
9110 Positive Test Results 93 Probable Deaths
Mercer County

7 New Positives 540 Confirmed Deaths
7634 Positive Test Results 38 Probable Deaths
Camden County

12 New Positives 438 Confirmed Deaths
7297 Positive Test Results 47 Probable Deaths
Morris County

5 New Positives 650 Confirmed Deaths
6735 Positive Test Results 146 Probable Deaths
Burlington County

9 New Positives 383 Confirmed Deaths
5142 Positive Test Results 38 Probable Deaths
Somerset County

2 New Positives 447 Confirmed Deaths
4858 Positive Test Results 81 Probable Deaths
Cumberland County

4 New Positives 129 Confirmed Deaths
2946 Positive Test Results 12 Probable Deaths
Atlantic County

8 New Positives 200 Confirmed Deaths
2845 Positive Test Results 14 Probable Deaths
Gloucester County

8 New Positives 175 Confirmed Deaths
2563 Positive Test Results 7 Probable Deaths
Warren County

2 New Positives 145 Confirmed Deaths
1230 Positive Test Results 11 Probable Deaths
Sussex County

1 New Positives 155 Confirmed Deaths
1190 Positive Test Results 37 Probable Deaths
Hunterdon County

2 New Positives 68 Confirmed Deaths
1076 Positive Test Results 55 Probable Deaths
Salem County

6 New Positives 71 Confirmed Deaths
762 Positive Test Results 4 Probable Deaths
Cape May County

4 New Positives 64 Confirmed Deaths
712 Positive Test Results 4 Probable Deaths


6/29 12:36pm: Mercer County reports 7,634 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Atlantic County reports 2,922 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Ocean County reports 9,555 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Morris County reports 6,732 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


6/29 8:30am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/29/2020


6/26 3pm: Students will return to schools in September for the 2020-2021 school year, Governor Phil Murphy announced this afternoon, in conjunction with state Department of Education guidelines.


6/26 7am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/26/2020


6/25 12:47pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

“Everything’s gotta be on the table,” Governor Phil Murphy said at today’s COVID-19 briefing (iLine post).

The statewide COVID-19 count stamnds at 170,196 cases and 13,018 fatalities as of Thursday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

19167 Positive Test Results

1716 Deaths

Hudson County:

18775 Positive Test Results

1273 Deaths

Essex County:

18637 Positive Test Results

1774 Deaths

Passaic County:

16819 Positive Test Results

1025 Deaths

Middlesex County:

16667 Positive Test Results

1107 Deaths

Union County:

16334 Positive Test Results

1141 Deaths

Ocean County:

9508 Positive Test Results

868 Deaths

Monmouth County:

9030 Positive Test Results

704 Deaths

Mercer County:

7595 Positive Test Results

535 Deaths

Camden County:

7212 Positive Test Results

427 Deaths

Morris County:

6685 Positive Test Results

643 Deaths

Burlington County:

5084 Positive Test Results

376 Deaths

Somerset County:

4828 Positive Test Results

443 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2917 Positive Test Results

126 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2787 Positive Test Results

192 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2518 Positive Test Results

173 Deaths

Warren County:

1224 Positive Test Results

144 Deaths

Sussex County:

1183 Positive Test Results

154 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

1065 Positive Test Results

67 Deaths

Salem County:

751 Positive Test Results

67 Deaths

Cape May County:

704 Positive Test Results

63 Deaths


6/25 12:40pm: Camden County reports 7,624 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Mercer County reports 7,595 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Essex County reports 18,653 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Atlantic County reports 2,853 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Monmouth County reports 9,163 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Middlesex Couny reports 16,724 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Morris County reports 6,698 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Ocean County reports 9,475 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Sussex County reports 1,227 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Somerset County reports 4,261 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Hudson County reports 19,323 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Gloucester County reports 2,510 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Cumberland County reports 2,440 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.


6/25 10:51am: The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development received 33,000 initial unemployment claims last week, the second uptick in new claims in as many weeks, as the total number of New Jersey workers who have applied for unemployment since mid-March approached 1.3 million.


6/25 7:15am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/25/2020


6/24 2:31pm: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont today announced a joint incoming travel advisory that all individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state.

Governor Murphy got tough in his briefing today, urging residents to get tested for COVID-19 (‘we built the darn capacity’) and saying that face coverings are required for indoor activities.


6/24 12:48pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Museums and aquariums can reopen on July 2nd; NJ Transit can resume full weekday schedules on July 6th (iLine post).

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 169,892 cases and 12,995 fatalities as of Wednesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

19097 Positive Test Results

1714 Deaths

Hudson County:

18771 Positive Test Results

1272 Deaths

Essex County:

18617 Positive Test Results

1764 Deaths

Passaic County:

16788 Positive Test Results

1025 Deaths

Middlesex County:

16640 Positive Test Results

1107 Deaths

Union County:

16330 Positive Test Results

1140 Deaths

Ocean County:

9486 Positive Test Results

866 Deaths

Monmouth County:

9008 Positive Test Results

702 Deaths

Mercer County:

7572 Positive Test Results

535 Deaths

Camden County:

7185 Positive Test Results

425 Deaths

Morris County:

6724 Positive Test Results

644 Deaths

Burlington County:

5068 Positive Test Results

373 Deaths

Somerset County:

4819 Positive Test Results

444 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2908 Positive Test Results

126 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2771 Positive Test Results

192 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2497 Positive Test Results

172 Deaths

Warren County:

1222 Positive Test Results

144 Deaths

Sussex County:

1180 Positive Test Results

153 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

1064 Positive Test Results

67 Deaths

Salem County:

750 Positive Test Results

67 Deaths

Cape May County:

697 Positive Test Results

63 Deaths


6/24 12:47pm: Atlantic City reports 2,841 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Mercer County reports 7,572 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Essex County reports 18,608 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Somerset County reports 5,256 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Gloucester County reports 2,493 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Cape May County reports 723 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Cumberland County reports 2,433 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Hudson County reports 19,333 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Middlesex County reports 16,692 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Morris County reports 6,683 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Ocean County reports 9,453 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Camden County reports 7,591 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Monmouth County reports 9,153 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Warren County reports 1,221 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


6/24 7:45am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/24/2020


6/23 4:01pm: Governor Murphy: “Today, we are announcing that CWA NJ has reached an agreement with the State that will include employee furloughs in lieu of layoffs.”


6/23 12:23pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 169,734 cases and 12,949 fatalities as of Tuesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

19069 Positive Test Results

1706 Deaths

Hudson County:

18773 Positive Test Results

1268 Deaths

Essex County:

18592 Positive Test Results

1765 Deaths

Passaic County:

16794 Positive Test Results

1019 Deaths

Middlesex County:

16640 Positive Test Results

1104 Deaths

Union County:

16341 Positive Test Results

1139 Deaths

Ocean County:

9466 Positive Test Results

860 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8998 Positive Test Results

700 Deaths

Mercer County:

7560 Positive Test Results

530 Deaths

Camden County:

7163 Positive Test Results

421 Deaths

Morris County:

6727 Positive Test Results

642 Deaths

Burlington County:

5056 Positive Test Results

372 Deaths

Somerset County:

4818 Positive Test Results

441 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2894 Positive Test Results

126 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2750 Positive Test Results

190 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2489 Positive Test Results

172 Deaths

Warren County:

1221 Positive Test Results

144 Deaths

Sussex County:

1178 Positive Test Results

153 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

1062 Positive Test Results

67 Deaths

Salem County:

752 Positive Test Results

67 Deaths

Cape May County:

694 Positive Test Results

63 Deaths

In response to recent COVID-19 outbreaks on New Jersey farms, and the Department of Health classifying farmworkers among the most vulnerable, Senate President Pro Tempore M. Teresa Ruiz introduced legislation to require the implementation of greater protections for farmworkers in the state during epidemics.


6/23 12:22pm: Atlantic County reports 2,822 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Essex County reports 18,615 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Somerset County reports 4,248 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Gloucester County reports 2,484 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Hudson County reports 19,316 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Passaic County reports 19,319 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Monmouth County reports 9,131 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Cape May County reports 714 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Morris County reports 6,678 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Camden County reports 7,572 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Ocean County reports 9,435 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Middlesex County reports 16,675 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


6/23 11:21am: Stockton University faculty are collaborating on a research study on public response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has shaped the lives of people around the world.

The New Jersey Business Coalition is calling for the safe reopening of all New Jersey businesses that currently remain closed.

The Assembly Women and Children Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10:30 AM to receive testimony from invited guests concerning the impact of COVID-19 on the physical health and well-being of children, specifically on the emerging multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) in children.


6/23 7:55am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/23/2020


6/22 9:10pm: First Lady Tammy Murphy today announced her plans to continue serving New Jersey’s COVID-19 volunteer effort.


6/22 2:25pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 230pm.

Today the New Jersey Department of Health released a Request for Applications from local health departments for funding to help them study patterns of overdose in their communities to better inform preventive and recovery initiatives.

Governor Phil Murphy today announced increased indoor and outdoor gathering capacity limits as COVID-19 cases in New Jersey continue to decline.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 169,415 cases and 12,895 fatalities as of Monday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

19037 Positive Test Results

1701 Deaths

Hudson County:

18755 Positive Test Results

1266 Deaths

Essex County:

18578 Positive Test Results

1761 Deaths

Passaic County:

16772 Positive Test Results

1015 Deaths

Middlesex County:

16618 Positive Test Results

1101 Deaths

Union County:

16340 Positive Test Results

1138 Deaths

Ocean County:

9440 Positive Test Results

850 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8965 Positive Test Results

696 Deaths

Mercer County:

7549 Positive Test Results

524 Deaths

Camden County:

7153 Positive Test Results

417 Deaths

Morris County:

6718 Positive Test Results

643 Deaths

Burlington County:

5046 Positive Test Results

372 Deaths

Somerset County:

4819 Positive Test Results

440 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2876 Positive Test Results

124 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2722 Positive Test Results

188 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2471 Positive Test Results

171 Deaths

Warren County:

1218 Positive Test Results

142 Deaths

Sussex County:

1178 Positive Test Results

152 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

1060 Positive Test Results

67 Deaths

Salem County:

752 Positive Test Results

65 Deaths

Cape May County:

692 Positive Test Results

62 Deaths


6/22 11:54am: Indoor dining and casinos can reopen on July 2nd at limited capacity (iLine post).


6/22 9:41am: Essex County reports 18,567 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Mercer County reports 7,459 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Cumblerand County reports 2,414 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Burlington County reports 5,152 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Gloucester County reports 2,467 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Somerset County reports 4,251 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Atlantic County reports 2,795 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Camden County reports 7,557 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Sussex County reports 1,221 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hudson County reports 19,316 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Bergen County reports 19,037 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Passaic County reports 16,772 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Union County reports 16,340 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Salem County reports 752 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Cape May County reports 692 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Warren County reports 1,209 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Middlesex County reports 16,645 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Morris County reports 6,670 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Monmouth County reports 9,098 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Ocean County reports 9,416 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


6/22 7:30am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/22/2020


6/19 7:09pm: Residents of long-term care facilities will be able to have outdoor visits with loved ones in designated outdoor space starting Sunday, June 21—Father’s Day– under a directive to long-term care facilities issued today by the state Department of Health.


6/19 12:52pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 168,496 cases and 12,835 fatalities as of Friday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

18967 Positive Test Results

1691 Deaths

Hudson County:

18761 Positive Test Results

1261 Deaths

Essex County:

18533 Positive Test Results

1758 Deaths

Passaic County:

16725 Positive Test Results

1013 Deaths

Middlesex County:

16563 Positive Test Results

1097 Deaths

Union County:

16291 Positive Test Results

1131 Deaths

Ocean County:

9382 Positive Test Results

842 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8876 Positive Test Results

694 Deaths

Mercer County:

7463 Positive Test Results

525 Deaths

Camden County:

7088 Positive Test Results

415 Deaths

Morris County:

6679 Positive Test Results

639 Deaths

Burlington County:

4981 Positive Test Results

370 Deaths

Somerset County:

4796 Positive Test Results

438 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2767 Positive Test Results

119 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2619 Positive Test Results

188 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2451 Positive Test Results

169 Deaths

Warren County:

1209 Positive Test Results

141 Deaths

Sussex County:

1176 Positive Test Results

151 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

1050 Positive Test Results

67 Deaths

Salem County:

745 Positive Test Results

64 Deaths

Cape May County:

681 Positive Test Results

62 Deaths


6/19 11am: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 11am.

The fifteen members of the Senate Republican caucus sent a letter to Governor Phil Murphy calling for more support for small businesses that are struggling to survive under the continued restrictions of his executive orders.


6/19 10:47am: Atlantic County reports 2,685 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Mercer County reports 7,463 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.


6/19 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/19/2020


6/18 4:50pm:  So, what’s going to happen to the knuckleheads? It’s an interesting question, given the fact Gov. Phil Murphy has made quite a big deal calling out those who have violated state pandemic regulations. The effort was supplemented by electronic signs on state highways urging residents not to be a “knucklehead.”

The Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) today issued standards for institutions of higher education as they begin restarting campus operations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders will launch a $10 million dollar grant program to help Passaic County small businesses and non-profit agencies financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


6/18 1pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Retail shopping malls can reopen on June 29th with restrictions.

NFIB said that Governor Murphy’s delay in allowing limited indoor dining is putting many restaurants in a precarious financial position and threatens the existence of those small businesses and their employee’s jobs.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 168,107 cases and 12,800 fatalities as of Thursday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

18949 Positive Test Results

1684 Deaths

Hudson County:

18753 Positive Test Results

1256 Deaths

Essex County:

18499 Positive Test Results

1758 Deaths

Passaic County:

16706 Positive Test Results

1009 Deaths

Middlesex County:

16547 Positive Test Results

1094 Deaths

Union County:

16304 Positive Test Results

1132 Deaths

Ocean County:

9351 Positive Test Results

835 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8830 Positive Test Results

692 Deaths

Mercer County:

7416 Positive Test Results

524 Deaths

Camden County:

7061 Positive Test Results

417 Deaths

Morris County:

6652 Positive Test Results

638 Deaths

Burlington County:

4954 Positive Test Results

367 Deaths

Somerset County:

4786 Positive Test Results

439 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2755 Positive Test Results

118 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2583 Positive Test Results

187 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2438 Positive Test Results

167 Deaths

Warren County:

1205 Positive Test Results

139 Deaths

Sussex County:

1170 Positive Test Results

151 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

1049 Positive Test Results

67 Deaths

Salem County:

736 Positive Test Results

64 Deaths

Cape May County:

680 Positive Test Results

62 Deaths


6/18 11:34am: Mercer County reports 7,416 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Atlantic County reports 2,642 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Essex County reports 18,491 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Camden County reports 7,441 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Warren County reports 1,208 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Morris County reports 6,609 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Cape May County reports 694 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Hudson County reports 19,249 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Union County reports 16,304 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Bergen County reports 18,952 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Monmouth County reports 8,962 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Salem County reports 734 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Burlington County reports 5,059 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Somerset County reports 4,220 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Passaic County reports 19,053 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Cumberland County reports 2,346 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Gloucester County reports 2,436 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Sussex County reports 1,213 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Ocean County reports 9,314 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Middlesex County reports 16,524 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today that he has signed an Executive Order that will expand the ability of retail businesses and restaurants to use sidewalks, parking lots, and other public spaces to sell goods and provide outdoor dining for take-away food and beverage consumption.


6/18 11:06am: In the 13 weeks since COVID-19 shuttered New Jersey businesses and sidelined workers, 1.24 million employees – 28 percent of the current labor force – have filed for unemployment benefits.

Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 155, which will allow in-person clinical, lab, and hands-on programming at institutions of higher education to resume as of July 1, 2020 with enhanced health and safety protocols.


6/18 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/18/2020


6/17 10:55pm: Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today released guidance addressing prosecutions of COVID-19 related offenses.

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs  has established health and safety standards at reopening hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, massage establishments, and other locations offering personal care services.


6/17 4:06pm:  You knew Governor Phil Murphy was going to be asked again today about the lawsuit filed Tuesday by Christopher Neuwirth, a recently-fired assistant health commissioner. And he was – about three different times – at his daily briefing.

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has issued unemployment guidance to help New Jersey workers and business owners understand unemployment law as the state’s economy reopens amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


6/17 3:22pm: Camden County reports 7,422 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Ocean County reports 9,272 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Bergen County reports 18,936 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Middlesex County reports 16,509 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Monmouth County reports 8,915 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Hudson County reports 19,238 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Somerset County reports 4,212 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Gloucester County reports 2,426 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Morris County reports 6,580 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Hunterdon County reports 1,045 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


6/17 12:40pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 167,703 cases and 12,769 fatalities as of Wednesday.  The downward trend continues, said the Governor.  New hospitalizations have decreased by 92% since the viral peak, and decreased by over 20% since the last two weeks.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

18928 Positive Test Results

1681 Deaths

Hudson County:

18755 Positive Test Results

1257 Deaths

Essex County:

18421 Positive Test Results

1755 Deaths

Passaic County:

16683 Positive Test Results

1007 Deaths

Middlesex County:

16513 Positive Test Results

1094 Deaths

Union County:

16315 Positive Test Results

1131 Deaths

Ocean County:

9306 Positive Test Results

828 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8804 Positive Test Results

688 Deaths

Mercer County:

7393 Positive Test Results

523 Deaths

Camden County:

7047 Positive Test Results

417 Deaths

Morris County:

6627 Positive Test Results

640 Deaths

Burlington County:

4935 Positive Test Results

364 Deaths

Somerset County:

4780 Positive Test Results

438 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2745 Positive Test Results

118 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2553 Positive Test Results

184 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2428 Positive Test Results

166 Deaths

Warren County:

1206 Positive Test Results

140 Deaths

Sussex County:

1167 Positive Test Results

150 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

1049 Positive Test Results

67 Deaths

Salem County:

723 Positive Test Results

60 Deaths

Cape May County:

682 Positive Test Results

61 Deaths


6/17 10am: Hunterdon County reports 1,043 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Essex County reports 18,437 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Atlantic County reports 2,622 COVID1-9 cases total as of Wednesday.

Mercer County reports 7,393 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Senator Kip Bateman said the NJDOE has failed to deliver the specific, detailed, and timely guidance that school districts needed to properly plan summer educational programs.


6/17 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/17/2020


6/16 4:09pm: A suit just filed by fired assistant health commissioner Christopher Neuwirth makes a serious allegation. It accuses key members of the Murphy administration with pressuring Neuwirth to perform COVID-19 tests on relatives of George Helmy, the governor’s chief of staff.


6/16 12:58pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 167,426 cases and 12,727 fatalities as of Tuesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

18901 Positive Test Results

1673 Deaths

Hudson County:

18744 Positive Test Results

1255 Deaths

Essex County:

18388 Positive Test Results

1751 Deaths

Passaic County:

16664 Positive Test Results

1006 Deaths

Middlesex County:

16474 Positive Test Results

1085 Deaths

Union County:

16320 Positive Test Results

1130 Deaths

Ocean County:

9279 Positive Test Results

826 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8786 Positive Test Results

687 Deaths

Mercer County:

7381 Positive Test Results

522 Deaths

Camden County:

7040 Positive Test Results

417 Deaths

Morris County:

6599 Positive Test Results

640 Deaths

Burlington County:

4929 Positive Test Results

364 Deaths

Somerset County:

4767 Positive Test Results

438 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2728 Positive Test Results

114 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2539 Positive Test Results

180 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2423 Positive Test Results

164 Deaths

Warren County:

1205 Positive Test Results

140 Deaths

Sussex County:

1161 Positive Test Results

150 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

1042 Positive Test Results

66 Deaths

Salem County:

711 Positive Test Results

58 Deaths

Cape May County:

681 Positive Test Results

61 Deaths


6/16 11:32am: Mercer County reports 7,381 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Essex County reports 18,377 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Monmouth County reports 8,905 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Atlantic County reports 2,604 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Camden County reports 7,408 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Ocean County reports 9,240 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Morris County reports 6,561 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Monmouth County reports 16,470 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Burlington County reports 5,009 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Sussex County reports 1,203 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Somerset County reports 4,195 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Passaic County reports 18,963 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Hudson County reports 19,238 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Gloucester County reports 2,428 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Cumberland County reports 2,364 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Select Subcommittee Republicans requested information from five governors, including Governor Murphy, on the their handling of COVID-19 fatalities in nursing homes.


6/16 11:13am: Effective immediately the County of Bergen will begin to permit the use of dog parks in county parks.

While the state is lifting some of its coronavirus restrictions today and opening restaurants for limited outdoor dining, Senator Joe Pennacchio raised concerns that the 6,000 nursing home residents who died from COVID-19 are being forgotten.

Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano have sponsored a resolution which would prevent the overreaching of the Governor’s executive powers.


6/16 8:22am: Read Insider NJ‘s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/16/2020


6/15 7:23pm: The New Jersey Department of Health today issued guidance on COVID-19 health and safety protocols for outdoor organized sports activities which are set to resume as of June 22.


6/15 4:19pm:  Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty wanted to close South Street, the main drag of this historic town, to traffic to facilitate outdoor dining. But the state said no and the mayor has to live with it. And today, he was living with it fairly well.

The New Jersey Sierra Club has sent a green reopening proposal to Governor Murphy’s Restart and Recovery Commission.


6/15 1:10pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 167,103 cases and 12,676 fatalities as of Monday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

18848 Positive Test Results

1662 Deaths

Hudson County:

18765 Positive Test Results

1254 Deaths

Essex County:

18375 Positive Test Results

1745 Deaths

Passaic County:

16649 Positive Test Results

999 Deaths

Middlesex County:

16458 Positive Test Results

1076 Deaths

Union County:

16308 Positive Test Results

1126 Deaths

Ocean County:

9258 Positive Test Results

817 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8761 Positive Test Results

672 Deaths

Mercer County:

7371 Positive Test Results

518 Deaths

Camden County:

7025 Positive Test Results

407 Deaths

Morris County:

6588 Positive Test Results

636 Deaths

Burlington County:

4894 Positive Test Results

363 Deaths

Somerset County:

4764 Positive Test Results

437 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2697 Positive Test Results

107 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2497 Positive Test Results

180 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2416 Positive Test Results

157 Deaths

Warren County:

1202 Positive Test Results

138 Deaths

Sussex County:

1155 Positive Test Results

149 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

1041 Positive Test Results

66 Deaths

Salem County:

708 Positive Test Results

57 Deaths

Cape May County:

672 Positive Test Results

59 Deaths


6/15 12:48pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

New Jersey Republican Party Chairman Steinhardt: ‘Governor Murphy has lost control and can no longer cover up the mess he has created’.

Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick has introduced a resolution citing that the Legislature is deeply concerned with Gov. Phil Murphy violating his own executive order.


6/15 10:27am: Essex County reports 18,318 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Mercer County reports 7,371 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Camden County reports 7,389 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Morris County reports 6,550 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Middlesex County reports 16,441 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Ocean County reports 9,218 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Passaic County reports 18,877 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Cumberland County reports 2,352 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Atlantic County reports 2,560 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Monmouth County reports 8,847 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Gloucester County reports 2,415 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Somerset County reports 4,187 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


6/15 9:25am: Phil Murphy admitted he was bragging a bit. It all had to do with how the COVID-19 data in New Jersey – new cases, hospitalizations, deaths and the rate of spread – is declining.

While Gov. Phil Murphy continues to enjoy majority support for his Administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, public patience is wearing thin.


6/15 12am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/15/2020


6/14 8:35pm: Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced an Administrative Order which permits libraries to allow curbside pickup, beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 15.


6/14 10:45am: Governor Phil Murphy on Saturday signed Executive Order No. 154, allowing personal care service facilities to reopen to the public on Monday, June 22 at 6:00 a.m


6/13 6:07pm: The New Jersey Department of Education today released guidance for school districts to conduct summer educational programming in-person, including Extended School Year (ESY).


6/12 7:12pm: Late this afternoon, a superior court judge granted Governor Phil Murphy’s request for a preliminary injunction preventing Asbury Park from implementing its resolution allowing indoor dining beginning Monday. The governor said today his administration would file suit over plans of Asbury Park to allow indoor dining in city restaurants starting Monday. Only outdoor dining is permitted to reopen that day, according to state pandemic-related regulations.

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announces that the County of Bergen will launch a grant program to provide relief for municipalities straddled with expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic and small businesses financially impacted by the government ordered shutdown.


6/12 1:52pm: Camden County reports 7,280 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Atlantic County reports 2,502 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Burlington County reports 4,923 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Passaic County reports 18,815 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Warren County reports 1,196 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Sussex County reports 1,187 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Essex County reports 18,268 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Cape May County reports 665 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Cumberland County reports 2,383 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

hudson County reports 19,149 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Somerset County reports 4,164 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Ocean County reports 9,134 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Middlesex County reports 16,329 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Morris County reports 6,499 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Hunterdon County reports 1,030 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Assemblyman Jay Webber is imploring Gov. Phil Murphy to uphold the precedent of prior state leaders who have violated the law and demanded they be held accountable for their actions.

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announces that 11,336 tests have been administered in the first five weeks of community mobile testing across Bergen County.

Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today that the City of Newark will reopen City Hall and other municipal buildings to residents and visitors to conduct business on Monday, June 15.


6/12 1:12pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 166,162 cases and 12,489 fatalities as of Friday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

18743 Positive Test Results

1649 Deaths

Hudson County:

18693 Positive Test Results

1246 Deaths

Essex County:

18295 Positive Test Results

1728 Deaths

Passaic County:

16581 Positive Test Results

988 Deaths

Middlesex County:

16353 Positive Test Results

1070 Deaths

Union County:

16351 Positive Test Results

1112 Deaths

Ocean County:

9200 Positive Test Results

807 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8660 Positive Test Results

662 Deaths

Mercer County:

7295 Positive Test Results

515 Deaths

Camden County:

6952 Positive Test Results

399 Deaths

Morris County:

6556 Positive Test Results

632 Deaths

Burlington County:

4848 Positive Test Results

350 Deaths

Somerset County:

4736 Positive Test Results

433 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2645 Positive Test Results

104 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2453 Positive Test Results

172 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2379 Positive Test Results

156 Deaths

Warren County:

1200 Positive Test Results

138 Deaths

Sussex County:

1150 Positive Test Results

149 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

1034 Positive Test Results

66 Deaths

Salem County:

699 Positive Test Results

56 Deaths

Cape May County:

664 Positive Test Results

57 Deaths


6/12 12:41pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The Department of the Treasury reported today that May revenue collections for the major taxes totaled $2.120 billion, down $331.2 million, or 13.5 percent, below last May as the economic impact of the global pandemic continues to take its toll on the State’s finances.


6/12 7:30am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/12/2020


6/11 9:46pm: The Administration of Governor Phil Murphy today released results of an online survey conducted in conjunction with Rutgers University’s Heldrich Center for Workforce Development earlier this month that drew responses from nearly 4,000 businesses and non-profits across the state.


6/11 7:50pm: Warren County reports 1,193 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Middlesex County reports 16,290 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Bergen County reports 18,739 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Passaic County reports 18,750 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Morris County reports 6,492 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Cumberland County reports 2,303 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Sussex County reports 1,185 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Hudson County reports 19,128 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.


6/11 4:06pm: A showdown looms on the Boardwalk down the shore. That would be in Asbury Park, where the local governing body voted on Wednesday to defy Phil Murphy and permit indoor dining as of next Monday, June 15.


6/11 2:46pm: Monmouth County reports 8,732 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Camden County reports 7,240 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Gloucester County reports 2,370 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Somerset County reports 4,157 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Ocean County reports 9,091 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean has introduced legislation that would allow seniors to opt-out of jury duty during the COVID-19 crisis.

Senator Joe Pennacchio today introduced legislation (S-2575) to remove limitations in the Emergency Health Powers Act that obscure government transparency during crises like the current coronavirus pandemic.


6/11 1:12pm: The statewide COVID-19 count is 165,816 cases and 12,443 fatalities as of Thursday.  The Governor said the numbers continue to ‘move in the right direction’.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

18719 Positive Test Results

1646 Deaths

Hudson County:

18675 Positive Test Results

1242 Deaths

Essex County:

18234 Positive Test Results

1723 Deaths

Passaic County:

16555 Positive Test Results

984 Deaths

Union County:

16337 Positive Test Results

1104 Deaths

Middlesex County:

16327 Positive Test Results

1069 Deaths

Ocean County:

9166 Positive Test Results

803 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8627 Positive Test Results

661 Deaths

Mercer County:

7275 Positive Test Results

510 Deaths

Camden County:

6938 Positive Test Results

400 Deaths

Morris County:

6601 Positive Test Results

631 Deaths

Burlington County:

4832 Positive Test Results

349 Deaths

Somerset County:

4721 Positive Test Results

432 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2627 Positive Test Results

102 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2431 Positive Test Results

171 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2367 Positive Test Results

155 Deaths

Warren County:

1198 Positive Test Results

137 Deaths

Sussex County:

1149 Positive Test Results

149 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

1032 Positive Test Results

65 Deaths

Salem County:

689 Positive Test Results

55 Deaths

Cape May County:

663 Positive Test Results

55 Deaths


6/11 12:42pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Noting Covid-19 case increases in states that have rushed to reopen, Governor Phil Murphy jumped feet first on the back of the Asbury Park City Council amid their defiance of his executive orders.

Senator Singleton introduced legislation to establish the ‘COVID-19 Economic Recovery Fund’.

Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano criticized Governor Phil Murphy’s plan to cut New Jersey’s Senior Freeze and Homestead Rebate property tax relief programs instead of reopening New Jersey faster to stop State revenue losses.

Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-Monmouth) commented on the news that the City of Asbury Park had passed a resolution allowing limited indoor dining by June 15 in direct violation of the Governor’s executive order, saying local governments have a higher responsibility to their residents.


6/11 10:54am: Essex County reports 18,235 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Mercer County reports 7,275 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Atlantic County reports 2,498 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.


6/11 10:18am: The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development again last week reported a record number of beneficiaries and historic unemployment payments, even as the number of new weekly applications fell for the fifth straight week.


6/11 7:57am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/11/2020


6/10 12:49pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

A group of Republican lawmakers say that Gov. Phil Murphy has made a mess of high school graduations and that the problems for students, parents and schools continue despite an Assembly bill addressing an insurance problem.

Assemblyman Jay Webber called upon Gov. Phil Murphy to exercise his gubernatorial power to pardon those cited for violating his executive orders after twice violating his own order that limits the size of gatherings amid the pandemic.

Health and safety standards for municipal pools and private swim clubs set to reopen June 22 were issued by the New Jersey Department of Health.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 165,346 cases and 12,377 fatalities as of Wednesday.  The state topped over 1M COVID-19 tests administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

18667 Positive Test Results

1635 Deaths

Hudson County:

18647 Positive Test Results

1242 Deaths

Essex County:

18206 Positive Test Results

1723 Deaths

Passaic County:

16524 Positive Test Results

982 Deaths

Union County:

16317 Positive Test Results

1103 Deaths

Middlesex County:

16288 Positive Test Results

1064 Deaths

Ocean County:

9100 Positive Test Results

792 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8563 Positive Test Results

652 Deaths

Mercer County:

7245 Positive Test Results

510 Deaths

Camden County:

6903 Positive Test Results

394 Deaths

Morris County:

6596 Positive Test Results

627 Deaths

Burlington County:

4826 Positive Test Results

344 Deaths

Somerset County:

4698 Positive Test Results

431 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2604 Positive Test Results

100 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2422 Positive Test Results

168 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2357 Positive Test Results

153 Deaths

Warren County:

1197 Positive Test Results

135 Deaths

Sussex County:

1144 Positive Test Results

149 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

1028 Positive Test Results

64 Deaths

Salem County:

687 Positive Test Results

55 Deaths

Cape May County:

662 Positive Test Results

54 Deaths

COVID_Confirmed_Case_Summary

6/10 10:54am: Essex County reports 18,148 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Mercer County reports 7,425 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Atlantic County reports 2,482 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Morris County reports 6,482 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Camden County reports 7,192 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Monmouth County reports 8,665 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Gloucester County reports 2,356 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Hudson County reports 19,066 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Sussex County reports 1,179 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Somerset County reports 4,135 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Middlesex County reports 16,249 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Burlington County reports 4,876 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Ocean County reports 9,048 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Warren County reports 1,189 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


6/10 10:27am: Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed two executive orders 1) raising limits on outdoor and indoor gatherings and 2) opening pools effective June 22 and additional outdoor recreational businesses effective immediately.

The fifteen members of the Senate Republican caucus sent a letter to inform Governor Phil Murphy that they will not support legislation he has proposed to allow his administration to borrow as much as $14 billion, warning the proposal is premature, excessive, and unconstitutional.


6/10 8:17am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/10/2020


6/9 2:10pm: Governor Phil Murphy this afternoon lifted the stay-at-home order he first imposed on March 21st.

Ocean County reports 9,021 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Bergen County reports 18,653 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Cumberland County reports 2,274 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Gloucester County reports 2,336 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Morris County reports 6,476 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Somerset County reports 4,122 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Union County reports 16,302 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Salem County reports 686 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Middlesex County reports 16,207 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Camden County reports 7,141 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Burlington County reports 4,855 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Warren County reports 1,188 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Monmouth County reports 8,632 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Phil Murphy always says he makes decisions based on science and data, but you have to wonder if he was “hearing footsteps.”

Pennacchio and Oroho this week introduced a resolution (SCR-117) proposing a state constitutional amendment that would rein in gubernatorial powers.


6/9 1:13pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 164,796 cases and 12,303 fatalities as of Tuesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

18607 Positive Test Results

1235 Deaths

Bergen County:

18573 Positive Test Results

1628 Deaths

Essex County:

18151 Positive Test Results

1722 Deaths

Passaic County:

16492 Positive Test Results

977 Deaths

Union County:

16302 Positive Test Results

1100 Deaths

Middlesex County:

16251 Positive Test Results

1053 Deaths

Ocean County:

9059 Positive Test Results

787 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8512 Positive Test Results

650 Deaths

Mercer County:

7204 Positive Test Results

509 Deaths

Camden County:

6849 Positive Test Results

381 Deaths

Morris County:

6605 Positive Test Results

626 Deaths

Burlington County:

4808 Positive Test Results

334 Deaths

Somerset County:

4679 Positive Test Results

430 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2583 Positive Test Results

95 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2401 Positive Test Results

167 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2340 Positive Test Results

153 Deaths

Warren County:

1193 Positive Test Results

135 Deaths

Sussex County:

1140 Positive Test Results

149 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

1027 Positive Test Results

64 Deaths

Salem County:

686 Positive Test Results

54 Deaths

Cape May County:

654 Positive Test Results

54 Deaths


6/9 12:50pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

New Jersey’s Department of Health issued COVID-19 health and safety guidelines for summer youth camps following Governor Murphy’s executive order allowing operations beginning July 6.


6/9 10:15am: Hunterdon County reports 1,023 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Bergen County reports 18,576 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Mercer County reports 7,204 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Essex County reports 18,123 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Atlantic County reports 2,466 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


6/9 8am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/9/2020


6/8 11:09pm: Union County reports 16,241 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Sussex County reports 1,172 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Salem County reports 682 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Passaic County reports 18,545 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hudson County reports 19,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Cumberland County reports 2,256 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Cape May County reports 659 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


6/8 4:28pm: Governor Phil Murphy responded to criticism that he dove into protests over the weekend in defiance of his own executive order prohibiting large gatherings.

Monmouth County reports 8,603 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Middlesex County reports 16,184 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Morris County reports 6,478 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Ocean County reports 9,003 COVID-19 total as of Monday.

Burlington County reports 4,839 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Warren County reports 1,186 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


6/8 2:25pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 2:30pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 164,497 cases and 12,214 fatalities as of Monday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

18584 Positive Test Results

1226 Deaths

Bergen County:

18538 Positive Test Results

1621 Deaths

Essex County:

18117 Positive Test Results

1710 Deaths

Passaic County:

16461 Positive Test Results

975 Deaths

Union County:

16241 Positive Test Results

1100 Deaths

Middlesex County:

16227 Positive Test Results

1043 Deaths

Ocean County:

9041 Positive Test Results

781 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8498 Positive Test Results

640 Deaths

Mercer County:

7184 Positive Test Results

504 Deaths

Camden County:

6827 Positive Test Results

374 Deaths

Morris County:

6602 Positive Test Results

625 Deaths

Burlington County:

4798 Positive Test Results

327 Deaths

Somerset County:

4670 Positive Test Results

427 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2575 Positive Test Results

90 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2383 Positive Test Results

167 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2332 Positive Test Results

152 Deaths

Warren County:

1192 Positive Test Results

135 Deaths

Sussex County:

1141 Positive Test Results

149 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

1025 Positive Test Results

64 Deaths

Salem County:

682 Positive Test Results

53 Deaths

Cape May County:

647 Positive Test Results

51 Deaths

COVID_Confirmed_Case_Summary

6/8 12:21pm: The contradiction was stark. The governor appeared in published photos over the weekend leading an anti-racism protest in Hillside. The same weekend, Jennifer Rogers received two summonses for hosting an improper protest May 30 at her tennis center in Randolph, which was closed almost three months ago by the state’s pandemic-related regulations.

Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26) sent a letter to State Police Colonel Pat Callahan Monday requesting what he described as a “fair and consistent enforcement” of the state’s executive orders enforcing social distancing.

Assemblymen John DiMaio and Kevin J. Rooney are calling for the state division of Alcoholic Beverage Control and municipalities to waive fees for restaurants and bars reopening under Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive orders.


6/8 10:47am: Essex County reports 18,o59 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Mercer County reports 7,184 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Atlantic County reports 2,449 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Gloucester County reports 2,326 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Somerset County reports 4,117 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Camden County reports 7,118 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Passaic County residents can sign up to receive a COVID-19 saliva test to be administered at home through a partnership struck with Vault Medical Services of New Jersey and the Rutgers Clinical Genomics Laboratory.


6/8 10:32am: Senator Pennacchio criticized Governor Murphy for breaking his own coronavirus social distancing rules to participate in a protest march.

Senator M. Teresa Ruiz (D-29) this morning expressed frustration with the state Department of Education (DOE) for not working harder and more creatively, in her judgment, to equip families with technology so students can learn while schools are closed during the pandemic.


6/8 12am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/8/2020


6/7 8:53pm: The statewide COVID-19 count as of Sunday is 164,164 cases and 12,176 fatalities.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

18,565 Positive Test Results

1,218 Deaths

Bergen County:

18,512 Positive Test Results

1,618 Deaths

Essex County:

18,077 Positive Test Results

1,707 Deaths

Passaic County:

16,449 Positive Test Results

972 Deaths

Middlesex County:

16,198 Positive Test Results

1,040 Deaths

Union County:

16,186 Positive Test Results

1,098 Deaths

Ocean County:

9,022 Positive Test Results

774 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8,478 Positive Test Results

641 Deaths

Mercer County:

7,166 Positive Test Results

501 Deaths

Camden County:

6,799 Positive Test Results

369 Deaths

Morris County:

6,592 Positive Test Results

626 Deaths

Burlington County:

4,785 Positive Test Results

327 Deaths

Somerset County:

4,662 Positive Test Results

426 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2,564 Positive Test Results

90 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2,364 Positive Test Results

167 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2,328 Positive Test Results

153 Deaths

Warren County:

1,189 Positive Test Results

132 Deaths

Sussex County:

1,140 Positive Test Results

149 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

1,023 Positive Test Results

64 Deaths

Salem County:

675 Positive Test Results

53 Deaths

Cape May County:

646 Positive Test Results

51 Deaths


6/7 12:15pm: AG Grewal and Colonel Callahan issued the weekly update of COVID-19 enforcement actions.


6/6: 12am: Bergen County reported 18,540 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Burlington County reported 4,767 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Cape May County reported 637 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Salem County reported 665 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Passaic County reported 16,387 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Sussex County reports 1,160 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Essex County reports 17,973 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.


6/5 4:32pm: Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has issued an updated executive order extending the declared county state of emergency with modifications in accordance with Governor Phil Murphy’s ongoing plan to relax restrictions on low-risk activities.

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has extended the closing of its facilities to the public due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency.

Gloucester County reports 2,306 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Camden County reports 7,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Ocean County reports 8,900 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Somerset County reports 4,090 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Middlesex County reports 16,074 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Morris County reports 6,450 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Warren County reports 1,182 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.


6/5 2:23pm: Governor Phil Murphy and Chief Administrator Sue Fulton of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) today announced plans for a phased reopening of MVC facilities to the public following closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


6/5 2:15pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands atds at 163,336 cases and 12,049 fatalities as of Friday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

18518 Positive Test Results

1205 Deaths

Bergen County:

18463 Positive Test Results

1611 Deaths

Essex County:

18019 Positive Test Results

1702 Deaths

Passaic County:

16387 Positive Test Results

957 Deaths

Middlesex County:

16137 Positive Test Results

1025 Deaths

Union County:

16038 Positive Test Results

1092 Deaths

Ocean County:

8954 Positive Test Results

765 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8428 Positive Test Results

630 Deaths

Mercer County:

7120 Positive Test Results

499 Deaths

Camden County:

6732 Positive Test Results

357 Deaths

Morris County:

6572 Positive Test Results

625 Deaths

Burlington County:

4746 Positive Test Results

311 Deaths

Somerset County:

4651 Positive Test Results

424 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2531 Positive Test Results

86 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2310 Positive Test Results

151 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2309 Positive Test Results

167 Deaths

Warren County:

1189 Positive Test Results

132 Deaths

Sussex County:

1130 Positive Test Results

149 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

1015 Positive Test Results

62 Deaths

Salem County:

665 Positive Test Results

49 Deaths

Cape May County:

637 Positive Test Results

50 Deaths


6/5 12:49pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Atlantic County reports 2,369 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Monmouth County reports 8,493 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.


6/5 12:25am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/5/2020


6/4 10:15pm: Governor Phil Murphy today signed an executive order extending the Public Health Emergency for an additional 30 days


6/4 8:35pm: Salem County reports 659 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Bergen County reports 18,516 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Union County reports 15,953 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Warren County reports 1,184 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Somerset County reports 4,075 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Hunterdon County reports 1,008 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Sussex County reports 1,155 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Passaic County reports 18,084 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Hudson County reports 18,875 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Cumberland County reports 2,201 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Gloucester County reports 2,288 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.


6/4 2:58pm: Essex County reports 17,908 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Camden County reports 6,944 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Ocean County reports 8,866 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Morris County reports 6,437 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Middlesex County reports 16,010 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Monmouth County reports 8,455 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Burlington County reports 4,749 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.


6/4 1:27pm: NJGOP Chairman Steinhardt, Senator Steve Oroho and Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick will host a press conference at 230pm announcing their plan to file a lawsuit against Governor Murphy’s borrowing scheme.


6/4 1:15pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 162,530 cases and 11,970 fatalities as of Thursday.  ‘The spread of COVID-19 is slowing’, said the Governor.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

18465 Positive Test Results

1199 Deaths

Bergen County:

18408 Positive Test Results

1603 Deaths

Essex County:

17912 Positive Test Results

1694 Deaths

Passaic County:

16311 Positive Test Results

954 Deaths

Middlesex County:

16072 Positive Test Results

1015 Deaths

Union County:

15953 Positive Test Results

1088 Deaths

Ocean County:

8900 Positive Test Results

763 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8379 Positive Test Results

627 Deaths

Mercer County:

7072 Positive Test Results

492 Deaths

Camden County:

6663 Positive Test Results

352 Deaths

Morris County:

6548 Positive Test Results

622 Deaths

Burlington County:

4725 Positive Test Results

307 Deaths

Somerset County:

4626 Positive Test Results

423 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2469 Positive Test Results

79 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2290 Positive Test Results

150 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2286 Positive Test Results

164 Deaths

Warren County:

1186 Positive Test Results

132 Deaths

Sussex County:

1131 Positive Test Results

149 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

1009 Positive Test Results

61 Deaths

Salem County:

659 Positive Test Results

46 Deaths

Cape May County:

630 Positive Test Results

50 Deaths

COVID_Confirmed_Case_Summary

6/4 12:38pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The New Jersey General Assembly along party lines (51-28-0) this afternoon passed emergency legislation authorizing $5 billion in state bonds, one of the largest debt issues in New Jersey history.

Two-thirds of the country expects to see another coronavirus surge and most Americans continue to say that public health concerns should outweigh the economy in lifting outbreak restrictions, according to a Monmouth poll.

Mercer County reports 7,072 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Atlantic County reports 1,083 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Hunterdon County reports 1,004 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


6/4 10:58am: The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has distributed $5.2 billion in unemployment benefits in the 11 weeks since efforts to battle the public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic crippled the state’s businesses and workforce.


6/4 12am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/4/2020


6/3 8:50pm: Cape May County reported no new cases today for the first time since April 5th.

Cumberland County reports 2,171 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Gloucester County reports 2,272 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Hudson County reports 18,852 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Somerset County reports 4,066 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Sussex County reports 1,150 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Passaic County reports 16,277 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednsday.

Union County reports 15,911 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Salem County reports 653 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Bergen County reports 18,483 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


6/3 8:37pm: Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 150, permitting outdoor dining starting on Monday, June 15th, with an accompanying Executive Directive from the New Jersey Department of Health that lays out health and safety standards that food or beverage establishments are required to follow.


6/3 3:41pm:  Business owners urged Governor Murphy to allow them to reopen.


6/3 2:20pm: Ocean County reports 8,808 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Monmouth County reports 8,400 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Camden County reports 6,912 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Morris County reports 6,429 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Middlesex County reports 15,988 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Warren County reports 1,181 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


6/3 12:56pm: Governor Phil Murphy today announced a series of recommendations and actions from Manatt Health’s rapid review of New Jersey’s long-term care facilities to address systemic challenges in long-term care and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and reduce impacts of future outbreaks.


6/3 12:15pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 162,068 cases and 11,880 fatalities as of Wednesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

18460 Positive Test Results

1192 Deaths

Bergen County:

18376 Positive Test Results

1595 Deaths

Essex County:

17811 Positive Test Results

1687 Deaths

Passaic County:

16277 Positive Test Results

940 Deaths

Middlesex County:

16066 Positive Test Results

1004 Deaths

Union County:

15911 Positive Test Results

1086 Deaths

Ocean County:

8853 Positive Test Results

755 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8332 Positive Test Results

619 Deaths

Mercer County:

7033 Positive Test Results

485 Deaths

Camden County:

6645 Positive Test Results

346 Deaths

Morris County:

6540 Positive Test Results

619 Deaths

Burlington County:

4700 Positive Test Results

302 Deaths

Somerset County:

4619 Positive Test Results

423 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2431 Positive Test Results

79 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2284 Positive Test Results

163 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2278 Positive Test Results

149 Deaths

Warren County:

1182 Positive Test Results

132 Deaths

Sussex County:

1128 Positive Test Results

149 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

1006 Positive Test Results

61 Deaths

Salem County:

653 Positive Test Results

44 Deaths

Cape May County:

629 Positive Test Results

50 Deaths

COVID_Confirmed_Case_Summary

6/3 11:55am: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 12pm.

Essex County reports 17,813 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Mercer County reports 7,033 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Atlantic County reports 2,337 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


6/3 11:20am: Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick spoke out against Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to borrow at least $5 billion to offset revenue losses, which is up for a vote Thursday in the state Assembly.

The state’s long-term care industry is in need of a major overhaul, according to a report filed by Mannat, according to Politico NJ.

The Assembly Republican caucus sent a letter to state Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio Wednesday requesting a detailed itemization of the new costs incurred fighting the coronavirus pandemic and how much is expected to be reimbursed by Federal Emergency Management Agency.

A retired Prudential executive from Hillsborough, Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-16) is primarily working on the details of prioritizing public health and putting the state in a functioning economic condition.


6/3 8:22am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/3/2020


6/2 9:50pm: Warren County reports 1,182 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Cumberland County reports 2,154 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Gloucester County reports 2,260 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Hudson County reports 18,882 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Somerset County reports 4,059 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Sussex County reports 1,127 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


6/2 4:30pm: With many COVID-19 deaths occurring in nursing homes, it’s logical to ask if state officials could have done more to slow the trend.

Camden County reports 6,853 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Ocean County reports 8,771 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Monmouth County reports 8,357 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Morris County reports 6,411 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Middlesex County reports 15,948 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Burlington County reports 4,695 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


6/2 1:15pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 161,545 cases and 11,770 fatalities as of Tuesday. June 2nd.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

18455 Positive Test Results

1188 Deaths

Bergen County:

18333 Positive Test Results

1584 Deaths

Essex County:

17752 Positive Test Results

1672 Deaths

Passaic County:

16234 Positive Test Results

931 Deaths

Middlesex County:

16021 Positive Test Results

997 Deaths

Union County:

15868 Positive Test Results

1078 Deaths

Ocean County:

8817 Positive Test Results

743 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8289 Positive Test Results

608 Deaths

Mercer County:

7004 Positive Test Results

477 Deaths

Camden County:

6603 Positive Test Results

339 Deaths

Morris County:

6512 Positive Test Results

617 Deaths

Burlington County:

4680 Positive Test Results

297 Deaths

Somerset County:

4605 Positive Test Results

419 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2345 Positive Test Results

78 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2262 Positive Test Results

148 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2251 Positive Test Results

162 Deaths

Warren County:

1173 Positive Test Results

132 Deaths

Sussex County:

1123 Positive Test Results

148 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

999 Positive Test Results

60 Deaths

Salem County:

645 Positive Test Results

42 Deaths

Cape May County:

628 Positive Test Results

50 Deaths


6/2 12:57pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Middlesex County is introducing a Small Business Grant program utilizing federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES Act funding.

Senate Republicans wrote to Senate President Steve Sweeney today urging for preservation letters to be issued to the Department and appropriate parties who may be in possession of evidence in matters that may be reviewed by the bipartisan Senate Review and Recovery Committee.


6/2 11:45am: Essex County reports 17,761 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Mercer County reports  7,004 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Atlantic County reports 2,307 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Senator Joe Pennacchio wrote to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, asking the federal government to take control of the state’s long-term care facilities.


6/2 9:22am: The NJFMBA released a statement supporting the COVID-19 Emergency Bonding Act.

Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Senator Michael Testa will introduce an act to appropriate $100 million of federal grant money to the state’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) to support small business programs.


6/2 7:53am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/2/2020


6/1 9:15pm: Cape May County reports 637 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Cumberland County reports 2,127 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Sussex County reports 1,123 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hunterdon County reports 990 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Bergen County reports 18,387 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hunterdon County reports 994 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


6/1 7:06pm: From NJ.com: New Jersey’s response to the pandemic inside nursing homes was “an unmitigated failure” that led to “preventable deaths,” a group of anonymous health department employees charged in a letter to lawmakers Monday. Moreover, the administration “is making things up as they proceed” in order to reopen the economy, the writers also allege.

Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (both R-Monmouth) expressed their distress and concern over a letter sent to Senate leadership alleging serious and dangerous mismanagement of the pandemic response by the Department of Health and Murphy administration leadership.


6/1 6:05pm: Senator Richard J. Codey expressed his support for the COVID-19 Budget Recovery Bond Act and urged Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney to post the bill for a vote.

Camden County reports 6,801 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Burlington County reports 4,667 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Before the civil unrest sparked by the extrajudicial killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Gov. Murphy vetoed a bill that would have provided a 90-day pause on small business evictions driven by the state’s shutdown of commerce as part of its pandemic response.


6/1 2:50pm: As part of his restart and recovery plan, “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health,” Governor Phil Murphy today announced that New Jersey will enter Stage Two on June 15, 2020.

Ocean County reports 8,716 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Morris County reports 6,385 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Middlesex County reports 15,894 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Warren County reports 1,174 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


6/1 2:38pm: The statewide COVID-19 count as of Monday is 160,918 cases and 11,721 fatalities.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

18419 Positive Test Results

1183 Deaths

Bergen County:

18272 Positive Test Results

1579 Deaths

Essex County:

17629 Positive Test Results

1664 Deaths

Passaic County:

16170 Positive Test Results

928 Deaths

Middlesex County:

15921 Positive Test Results

994 Deaths

Union County:

15821 Positive Test Results

1073 Deaths

Ocean County:

8748 Positive Test Results

739 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8219 Positive Test Results

597 Deaths

Mercer County:

6933 Positive Test Results

472 Deaths

Camden County:

6510 Positive Test Results

338 Deaths

Morris County:

6463 Positive Test Results

615 Deaths

Burlington County:

4627 Positive Test Results

291 Deaths

Somerset County:

4583 Positive Test Results

419 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2298 Positive Test Results

73 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2234 Positive Test Results

147 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2214 Positive Test Results

159 Deaths

Warren County:

1160 Positive Test Results

131 Deaths

Sussex County:

1110 Positive Test Results

149 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

993 Positive Test Results

60 Deaths

Salem County:

634 Positive Test Results

38 Deaths

Cape May County:

617 Positive Test Results

49 Deaths

COVID_Confirmed_Case_Summary

6/1 2:20pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 2:30pm.

Mayor Ras J. Baraka introduced the first phase of Newark’s re-opening which continues to put the health and safety of Newark residents first and is driven by hard facts and data about diminishing number of cases and deaths due to COVID-19 in the City.


6/1 1:40pm: Gloucester County reports 2,246 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hudson County reports 18,801 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Monmouth County reports 8,301 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Somerset County reports 4,043 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Senator Pennacchio introduced a resolution urging federal action to assist small business tenants and landlords.

The governor at one of his daily briefings last week complained about “leaks” and how he has no time for those who disclose “some sense of how the sausage is made.”


6/1 10:10am: From NJ.com this morning: Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to announce Monday that hair salons, outdoor dining and nonessential retail stores in New Jersey will soon be allowed to reopen with restrictions as the state moves into “Stage 2” of coronavirus recovery after more than two months of lockdowns to battle the outbreak (iLine post).

Atlantic County reports 2,273 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Essex County reports 17,773 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Mercer County reports 6,961 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


6/1 8:06am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 6/1/2020


5/31 11:18pm: The statewide COVID-19 count as of Sunday is 160,445 cases and 11,698 fatalities.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

18419 Positive Test Results

1183 Deaths

Bergen County:

18272 Positive Test Results

1579 Deaths

Essex County:

17629 Positive Test Results

1664 Deaths

Passaic County:

16170 Positive Test Results

928 Deaths

Middlesex County:

15921 Positive Test Results

994 Deaths

Union County:

15821 Positive Test Results

1073 Deaths

Ocean County:

8748 Positive Test Results

739 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8219 Positive Test Results

597 Deaths

Mercer County:

6933 Positive Test Results

472 Deaths

Camden County:

6510 Positive Test Results

338 Deaths

Morris County:

6463 Positive Test Results

615 Deaths

Burlington County:

4627 Positive Test Results

291 Deaths

Somerset County:

4583 Positive Test Results

419 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2298 Positive Test Results

73 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2234 Positive Test Results

147 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2214 Positive Test Results

159 Deaths

Warren County:

1160 Positive Test Results

131 Deaths

Sussex County:

1110 Positive Test Results

149 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

993 Positive Test Results

60 Deaths

Salem County:

634 Positive Test Results

38 Deaths

Cape May County:

617 Positive Test Results

49 Deaths


5/31 9:51am: Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, on Friday announced enforcement actions from the past week, including coughing and spitting assaults and noteworthy violations of Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders.

The NJ Restaurant and Hospitality Association submitted plans to Governor Murphy outling a safe reopening for resturants and hospitality businesses.


5/30 8:07pm: Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 149, allowing the resumption of child care services, youth day camps, and organized sports in the coming weeks.

Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced an Administrative Order authorizing horse racetracks to reopen on June 1st with no spectators, and with health and safety protocols in place.

New Jersey Department of Children and Families today released specific operating guidance for centers in order to preserve the health and safety of children, staff and the families being served.

Over two dozen churches filed a lawsuit against Governor Murphy over his refusal to classify churches as essential, arguing his actions are an unconstittional infringement on freedom of religion.

Republican Senate primary hopefuls spoke at a rally and blasted Governor Murphy’s lockdown measures.

Hudson County legislators came out in support of Governor Murphy’s emergency borrowing proposal. The Hudson County Central Labor Council supports the proposal, as does IFPTE Local 194.


5/29 6:21pm: Morris County reports 6,333 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Middlesex County reports 15,687 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Bergen County reports 18,273 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Cumberland County reports 2,046 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Union County reports 15,610 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Salem County report 602 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Warren County reports 1,158 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Gloucester County reports 2,209 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Hudson County reports 18,919 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Sussex County reports 1,111 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Burlington County reports 4,524 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Ocean County reports 8,575 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Camden County reports 6,588 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver today announced the COVID-19 Short-Term Rental Assistance Program.


5/29 1:58pm: Atlantic County reports 2,205 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Mercer County reports 6,775 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Somerset County surpassed 4,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Monmouth County reports 8,151 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Essex County reports 17,561 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.


5/29 1:49pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 158,844 cases and 11,531 fatalities as of Friday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

18287 Positive Test Results

1168 Deaths

Bergen County:

18223 Positive Test Results

1567 Deaths

Essex County:

17546 Positive Test Results

1647 Deaths

Passaic County:

16045 Positive Test Results

917 Deaths

Middlesex County:

15734 Positive Test Results

972 Deaths

Union County:

15610 Positive Test Results

1060 Deaths

Ocean County:

8627 Positive Test Results

721 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8100 Positive Test Results

587 Deaths

Mercer County:

6775 Positive Test Results

466 Deaths

Morris County:

6367 Positive Test Results

610 Deaths

Camden County:

6350 Positive Test Results

327 Deaths

Somerset County:

4552 Positive Test Results

411 Deaths

Burlington County:

4519 Positive Test Results

286 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2209 Positive Test Results

69 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2198 Positive Test Results

147 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2154 Positive Test Results

158 Deaths

Warren County:

1153 Positive Test Results

131 Deaths

Sussex County:

1106 Positive Test Results

147 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

981 Positive Test Results

58 Deaths

Cape May County:

611 Positive Test Results

48 Deaths

Salem County:

602 Positive Test Results

34 Deaths

COVID_Confirmed_Case_Summary (1)

5/29 10:40am: NJ State PBA President Colligan today released a statement in support of the COVID-19 Budget Recovery Bond Act.

Senate Majority Conference Leader Vin Gopal (D-Monmouth) today joined the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association in calling on Governor Murphy to immediately lift the statewide prohibition on outdoor commercial dining and issue a concrete roadmap toward permitting indoor dining within the coming weeks.


5/29: 7:45am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 5/29/20


5/28 8:02pm: Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (A4157), which temporarily extends the deadline to file a property tax appeal to July 1, 2020, and the deadline for county boards of taxation to render decisions in tax appeal cases to September 30, 2020.

The Mayors for “Main Street” sent a letter to state and county officials to outline a list of actions needed to help reopen and lift restrictions on businesses in their communities and help to alleviate the struggles that many residents are facing.


5/28 3:45pm: Ocean County reports 8,527 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Bergen County reports 18,252 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Union County reports 15,745 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Cape May County reports 616 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Monmouth County reports 8,103 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Camden County reports 6,529 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Morris County reports 6,304 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Hunterdon County reports 975 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Middlesex County reports 15,623 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Passaic County reports 17,646 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Somerset County reports 3,977 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Hudson County reports 18,660 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Gloucester County reports 2,183 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Cumberland County repptrs 1,938 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Atlantic County reports 2,181 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Warren County reports 1,149 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Sussex County reports 1,107 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.


5/28 3:28pm: State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio testified during a virtual hearing before the Assembly Budget Committee today, providing a detailed revenue report and fielding questions on the difficult choices the Murphy Administration has been forced to make in order to close the massive gap that looms for the remainder of the extended fiscal year due to the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on New Jersey’s finances.

Playing tennis in the parking lot really isn’t good enough. So, Jennifer Rogers, the owner of the Randolph Tennis Center in this affluent Morris County town, is ready to take action.

NJ Realtors: as expected, housing market numbers in April were down in almost every category, except price.

Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-Monmouth) today called for Governor Murphy to permit graduation ceremonies as of June 15th and remove the restrictive guidance issued.

The Boards of Chosen Freeholders in Hunterdon, Warren, and Sussex Counties have called on Governor Phil Murphy to allow for a regional re-opening of businesses in New Jersey’s northwest corner and announced the creation of a ‘Gateway to Resources for Business Re-opening’ website that provides the latest information on the best practices for commercial re-openings.

Senator Anthony M. Bucco said the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) has failed to respond to his repeated requests to produce an overview of their reopening plan to demonstrate they will have sufficient capacity to handle a surge in customers that should be expected after agency offices have been closed for months.

Senator Pennacchio said a report by Forbes that one in 10 New Jersey nursing home residents have died from COVID-19 supports the need for an immediate investigation into the state’s pandemic response.


5/28 1:10pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 157,185 cases and 11,401 fatalities as of Thursday.  The key metrics continue in the right direction, said the Governor.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

18226 Positive Test Results

1161 Deaths

Bergen County:

18158 Positive Test Results

1553 Deaths

Essex County:

17450 Positive Test Results

1628 Deaths

Passaic County:

15959 Positive Test Results

903 Deaths

Middlesex County:

15633 Positive Test Results

968 Deaths

Union County:

15475 Positive Test Results

1047 Deaths

Ocean County:

8577 Positive Test Results

711 Deaths

Monmouth County:

8012 Positive Test Results

578 Deaths

Mercer County:

6670 Positive Test Results

462 Deaths

Morris County:

6354 Positive Test Results

605 Deaths

Camden County:

6292 Positive Test Results

318 Deaths

Somerset County:

4522 Positive Test Results

410 Deaths

Burlington County:

4476 Positive Test Results

277 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2165 Positive Test Results

143 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2146 Positive Test Results

65 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2120 Positive Test Results

156 Deaths

Warren County:

1146 Positive Test Results

129 Deaths

Sussex County:

1104 Positive Test Results

147 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

974 Positive Test Results

58 Deaths

Cape May County:

602 Positive Test Results

48 Deaths

Salem County:

592 Positive Test Results

34 Deaths

COVID_Confirmed_Case_Summary


5/28 12:43pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Senator Michael Testa is calling on Senate President Steve Sweeney to join forces and take the necessary steps to fully open the Garden State economy.


5/28 11:55am: Mercer County reports 6,670 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Essex County reports 17,516 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development processed a record 1.1 million benefits certifications for the week ending Saturday, as the total amount of benefit payments surpassed $4.3 billion and nearly 90,000 claims were made newly eligible for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).


5/28 9:38am: CVS Health today expanded its COVID-19 testing program by announcing 45 additional test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across New Jersey.


5/28 12am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 5/28/20


5/27 11:11pm: The Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) today published graduation guidance for institutions of higher education that outline considerations for drive-in/drive-through and modified in-person graduation ceremonies beginning on July 6, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) today released guidance regarding commencement ceremonies to honor 2020 graduates during the COVID-19 public health emergency.


5/27 6:35pm: Monmouth County surpassed 8,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Bergen County reports 18,103 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Salem County reports 578 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Sussex County reports 1,103 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Burlington County reports 4,419 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Passaic County reports 17,544 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Hunterdon County reports 970 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Cumberland County reports 1,938 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Cape May County reports 612 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Middlesex County reports 15,543 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Union County reports 15,324 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


5/27 4:15pm: The fifteen members of the New Jersey Senate Republicans caucus sent a letter to Governor Phil Murphy calling for clarity and action to reopen more of New Jersey.

A lot of things are nice to do, but timing counts. Phil Murphy clearly disagreed with that notion today when he was asked – more than once – about a state Turnpike Authority vote to sharply increase tolls on the Parkway and Turnpike when the pandemic has many residents struggling financially.


5/27 3:06pm: Gloucester County reports 2,150 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Camden County reports 6,429 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Warren County reports 1,147 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Hudson County reports 18,606 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Somerset County reports 3,960 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Morris County reports 6,297 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

On Thursday, May 28, Mayor Andre Sayegh, joined by the members of the COVID Task Force, will announce his plans to beat COVID in the city of Paterson.

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla today signed an executive order permitting fitness clubs to utilize certain City fields and parks in order to facilitate safe, socially distanced outdoor workouts.


5/27 2:53pm: Senator Kip Bateman slammed the approval of multiple toll hikes on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway while New Jerseyans remain stuck at home under the Governor’s lockdown orders.

Senator Joe Pennacchio once again commended news that the Senate will establish a special committee to investigate the state’s COVID-19 response and asserted that the panel must be empowered to subpoena witnesses.

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that beginning on Tuesday, June 2, the County Clerk’s offices will begin in-person appointments to swear in notaries and assist persons seeking to register trade names, tax waivers and clerk’s certificates.


5/27 2:13pm: On his way out of today’s press briefing, and just before he masked up, Governor Phil Murphy offered his views on masks in the middle of an ongoing Marvel Comics-like collision between President Donald J. Trump and challenger Joe Biden.


5/27 1:12pm: The statewide COVID-19 count is 156,628 cases and 11,339 fatalities, an increase of 970 cases and 148 deaths since Tuesday.  ‘Cases continue to be down from the peak’, said the Governor.  New hospitalizations are down – ‘an enormous amount of progress’, he said, adding that ‘our overal trajectory remains positive’.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

18,132 Positive Test Results

1,158 Deaths

Bergen County:

18,023 Positive Test Results

1,547 Deaths

Essex County:

17,338 Positive Test Results

1,624 Deaths

Passaic County:

15,873 Positive Test Results

899 Deaths

Middlesex County:

15,547 Positive Test Results

964 Deaths

Union County:

15,324 Positive Test Results

1,042 Deaths

Ocean County:

8,514 Positive Test Results

704 Deaths

Monmouth County:

7,961 Positive Test Results

575 Deaths

Mercer County:

6,592 Positive Test Results

458 Deaths

Morris County:

6,289 Positive Test Results

600 Deaths

Camden County:

6,227 Positive Test Results

313 Deaths

Somerset County:

4,505 Positive Test Results

408 Deaths

Burlington County:

4,432 Positive Test Results

275 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2,130 Positive Test Results

140 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2,098 Positive Test Results

65 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2,087 Positive Test Results

155 Deaths

Warren County:

1,145 Positive Test Results

129 Deaths

Sussex County:

1,095 Positive Test Results

146 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

973 Positive Test Results

57 Deaths

Cape May County:

592 Positive Test Results

48 Deaths

Salem County:

579 Positive Test Results

32 Deaths

COVID_Confirmed_Case_Summary


5/27 1pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Ocean County reports 8,466 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Atlantic County reports 2,147 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Essex County reports 17,307 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Cape May County Democratic Committee Chairman Brendan Sciarra called on Governor Phil Murphy to allow outdoor seating and reopen small retail businesses.


5/27 12:41pm: The Assembly Budget Committee will meet tomorrow to review the Treasury’s report on the FY2020 and 2021 budget conditions.


5/27 11:24am: Mayor Ras J. Baraka today issued comprehensive requirements that must be met by Newark non-essential retail businesses seeking to reopen after closure due to COVID-19.

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced that the New Jersey Department of Health has been awarded $2,685,806 in federal funding through the National Hospital Preparedness Program to support hospitals throughout the state combatting COVID-19 outbreak.


5/27 10:12am: The owners of the Bellmawr gym that defied Governor Murphy’s closure orders are filing a federal lawsuit challenging the Governor’s orders.


5/27 12:19am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 5/27


5/26 10:06pm: Passaic County reports 17,451 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Sussex County reports 1,094 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Bergen County surpassed 18,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Hunterdon County reports 965 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


5/26 4:40pm: Camden County reports 6,375 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Ocean County reports 8,401 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Morris County reports 6,232 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Warren County reports 1,140 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Monmouth County reports 7,931 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Middlesex County reports 15,494 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Hunterdon County reports 962 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Burlington County reports 4,323 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Senator Singer will introduce legislation to establish the “Local Health Department Infectious Disease Preparedness Study Commission” to study the roles, responsibilities and response of local and county health departments to the outbreak and provide guidance for future incidents.

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) and the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) will issue updated guidance allowing school districts and colleges/universities to hold modified in-person graduation ceremonies beginning on July 6.


5/26 2:08pm: Phil Murphy, who was in Seaside Heights over the holiday weekend, says he’s happy most people he saw were behaving responsibly. It’s probably good he wasn’t in Point Pleasant.


5/26 11:46am: Governor Murphy today noted that professional sports teams which train or play in New Jersey are allowed to practice and engage in games or matches, if their leagues resume competition.

Union County announced the county-wide distribution of 100k surgical masks to residents.

Rep. Sherrill introduced legislation to ensure benefits for National Guard members deployed during COVID-19.

Atlantic County reports 2,097 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


5/26 11:10am: The statewide COVID-19 count is 155,764 cases and 11,191 fatalities.  The Governor said the numbers on Tuesday are distorted by the holiday weekend, but the trends continue ‘very meaningfully in the right direction’; the spread as slowed considerably.  New hospitalization cases continue to go down (down 1,500 in the past two weeks; ICU patients are down over 400 cases from two weeks ago), as do cases in long-term care facilities.  ‘We are way down from our peak’, said the Governor. It’s been ‘constant and undeniable’, with ‘many more good days than bad’.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

18096 Positive Test Results

1143 Deaths

Bergen County:

17963 Positive Test Results

1528 Deaths

Essex County:

17255 Positive Test Results

1605 Deaths

Passaic County:

15826 Positive Test Results

892 Deaths

Middlesex County:

15499 Positive Test Results

959 Deaths

Union County:

15293 Positive Test Results

1030 Deaths

Ocean County:

8462 Positive Test Results

692 Deaths

Monmouth County:

7911 Positive Test Results

559 Deaths

Mercer County:

6544 Positive Test Results

452 Deaths

Morris County:

6279 Positive Test Results

595 Deaths

Camden County:

6171 Positive Test Results

307 Deaths

Somerset County:

4489 Positive Test Results

399 Deaths

Burlington County:

4381 Positive Test Results

273 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2103 Positive Test Results

138 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2049 Positive Test Results

149 Deaths

Cumberland County:

2024 Positive Test Results

63 Deaths

Warren County:

1136 Positive Test Results

128 Deaths

Sussex County:

1089 Positive Test Results

145 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

967 Positive Test Results

57 Deaths

Salem County:

573 Positive Test Results

29 Deaths

Cape May County:

571 Positive Test Results

48 Deaths

COVID_Confirmed_Case_Summary

5/26 10:29am: Essex County reports 17,279 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Somerset County reports 3,936 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 11am.

Mercer County reports 6,544 COVIDD-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Gloucester County reports 2,104 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


5/26 10:14am: Governor Murphy tweeted that outdoor graduations will be allowed beginning July 7th (iLine post).


5/26 7:55am: Burlington County reports 4,034 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Ocean County reports 8,367 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Atlantic County surpassed 2,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hunterdon County reports 961 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Middlesex County reports 15,434 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Monmouth County reports 7,884 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Bergen County reports 17,913 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Essex County reports 17,248 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


5/26 7:42am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 5/26/2020


5/25 2:05pm: The statewide COVID-19 count as of Monday May 25th is 155,092 cases and 11,144 fatalities.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

18,051 Positive Test Results

1,137 Deaths

Bergen County:

17,901 Positive Test Results

1,525 Deaths

Essex County:

17,202 Positive Test Results

1,595 Deaths

Passaic County:

15,774 Positive Test Results

891 Deaths

Middlesex County:

15,437 Positive Test Results

955 Deaths

Union County:

15,218 Positive Test Results

1,024 Deaths

Ocean County:

8,430 Positive Test Results

690 Deaths

Monmouth County:

7,865 Positive Test Results

556 Deaths

Mercer County:

6,491 Positive Test Results

450 Deaths

Morris County:

6,259 Positive Test Results

593 Deaths

Camden County:

6,103 Positive Test Results

308 Deaths

Somerset County:

4,480 Positive Test Results

399 Deaths

Burlington County:

4,355 Positive Test Results

271 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2,089 Positive Test Results

138 Deaths

Atlantic County:

2,028 Positive Test Results

144 Deaths

Cumberland County:

1,991 Positive Test Results

63 Deaths

Warren County:

1,132 Positive Test Results

126 Deaths

Sussex County:

1,084 Positive Test Results

145 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

966 Positive Test Results

57 Deaths

Cape May County:

570 Positive Test Results

48 Deaths

Salem County:

566 Positive Test Results

29 Deaths


5/24 10:46pm: Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, on Friday announced enforcement actions from the past week, including coughing and spitting assaults, bias incidents and noteworthy violations of Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders.

Between now and the end of the next fiscal year, June 30, 2021, the state projects to reap $10 billion less than it normally would from its three major taxes.


5/22 2:19pm: The Senate will establish a special committee to investigate a range of issues related to the coronavirus crisis, working to identify immediate and long-term remedies to the social, governmental and financial problems caused by the pandemic, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, Jr. announced today.


5/21 5:51pm: Ocean County reports 8,147 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Camden County reports 6,007 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Sussex County reports 1,074 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Essex County reports 16,980 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Morris County reports 6,132 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Middlesex County reports 15,074 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Monmouth County reports 7,659 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Cape May County reports 558 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Cumberland County reports 1,770 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Gloucester County reports 2,003 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Mayor Ras J. Baraka presented the first phase of the plan to re-open New Jersey’s largest city beginning June 1 during a press conference at NJPAC today at noon. The Mayor called the phase “preparation” to look at how the City might eventually re-open.


5/21 5:22pm: The Assembly Republican caucus sent a letter  to Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin Thursday supporting a select committee with subpoena power to investigate the loss of life in New Jersey’s long-term care facilities.

The picture in New Jersey nursing homes is not good; many of the state’s coronavirus deaths have occurred there and some of the details have been ghastly.

In an effort to help protect the thousands of seasonal farm workers in New Jersey, the state Departments of Health, Agriculture, and Labor and Workforce Development have issued guidance on working conditions as well as testing/treatment procedures to assist agricultural businesses and farm workers in minimizing the risk and potential exposure to COVID-19.


5/21 1:58pm: Governor Murphy brushed off the NJGOP’s lawsuit against him.


5/21 1:05pm: The statewide COVID-19 count is 151,472 cases and 10,843 fatalities as of Thursday, May 21st, an increase of 1,304 cases and 98 deaths since Wednesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

17814 Positive Test Results

1121 Deaths

Bergen County:

17583 Positive Test Results

1508 Deaths

Essex County:

16906 Positive Test Results

1576 Deaths

Passaic County:

15497 Positive Test Results

864 Deaths

Union County:

15176 Positive Test Results

1005 Deaths

Middlesex County:

15057 Positive Test Results

921 Deaths

Ocean County:

8214 Positive Test Results

661 Deaths

Monmouth County:

7637 Positive Test Results

537 Deaths

Mercer County:

6205 Positive Test Results

438 Deaths

Morris County:

6155 Positive Test Results

583 Deaths

Camden County:

5818 Positive Test Results

290 Deaths

Somerset County:

4390 Positive Test Results

387 Deaths

Burlington County:

4097 Positive Test Results

249 Deaths

Gloucester County:

2002 Positive Test Results

129 Deaths

Atlantic County:

1895 Positive Test Results

128 Deaths

Cumberland County:

1869 Positive Test Results

60 Deaths

Warren County:

1111 Positive Test Results

123 Deaths

Sussex County:

1077 Positive Test Results

140 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

925 Positive Test Results

55 Deaths

Cape May County:

534 Positive Test Results

44 Deaths

Salem County:

484 Positive Test Results

24 Deaths


5/21 12:47pm: Senate President Steve Sweeney sent a letter to Governor Phil Murphy today urging him to consider Gloucester County superintendents’ request to permit voluntary, in-person graduations for high school seniors.

Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1p.m.

Phil Murphy likes sport analogies, so he had to understand when Republican Mike Testa said today that the governor was not only “moving the goal posts,” he’s playing a different game.


5/21 11:59am: Mercer County reports 6,205 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Atlantic County reports 1,931 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano (all R-10) have sponsored legislation that would cause certain executive orders by the governor to expire in 15 days unless extended by the Legislature.


5/21 9:31am: The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has paid out $3.4 billion unemployment benefits as the global pandemic COVID-19 closed out its ninth week of wreaking havoc on the state’s workforce and economy.

State unemployment rate tops 15%: The negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on New Jersey’s economy resulted in a record number of monthly job losses and widespread unemployment in April.


5/21 7:59am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 5/21


5/20 11:30pm: Bergen County reports 17,578 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


5/20 6:38pm: Gloucester County reports 1,971 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Hudson County reports 18,880 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Somerset County reports 3,822 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Sussex County reports 1,074 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Burlington County reports 4,016 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Governor Phil Murphy, Walmart, and Quest Diagnostics today announced that seven Walmart stores across New Jersey will open COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites beginning on May 22.


5/20 4:36pm: Atlantic County reports 1,892 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Cape May County reports 530 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Morris County reports 6,110 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Monmouth County reports 7,597 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Middlesex County reports 14,985 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Camden County reports 5,903 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


5/20 1:09pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count is 150,399 cases and 10,747 fatalities as of Wednesday May 20th.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

17,748 Positive Test Results

1,106 Deaths

Bergen County:

17,518 Positive Test Results

1,500 Deaths

Essex County:

16,852 Positive Test Results

1,569 Deaths

Passaic County:

15,426 Positive Test Results

855 Deaths

Union County:

15,122 Positive Test Results

994 Deaths

Middlesex County:

14,954 Positive Test Results

913 Deaths

Ocean County:

8,165 Positive Test Results

656 Deaths

Monmouth County:

7,541 Positive Test Results

531 Deaths

Mercer County:

6,162 Positive Test Results

431 Deaths

Morris County:

6,139 Positive Test Results

581 Deaths

Camden County:

5,738 Positive Test Results

286 Deaths

Somerset County:

4,349 Positive Test Results

384 Deaths

Burlington County:

4,058 Positive Test Results

249 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1,966 Positive Test Results

127 Deaths

Atlantic County:

1,875 Positive Test Results

126 Deaths

Cumberland County:

1,830 Positive Test Results

57 Deaths

Warren County:

1,100 Positive Test Results

122 Deaths

Sussex County:

1,069 Positive Test Results

140 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

920 Positive Test Results

55 Deaths

Cape May County:

531 Positive Test Results

42 Deaths

Salem County:

481 Positive Test Results

23 Deaths


5/20 12:43pm: New Jerseyans enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use their benefits to order groceries online starting next week.

Ocean County reports 8,112 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


5/20 12:04pm: New Jerseyans are well informed about COVID-19, including how it is transmitted, its major symptoms, what to do if infected, which populations are most at risk, and how to take preventative action, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

The fifteen members of the New Jersey Senate Republicans caucus sent a letter to Governor Phil Murphy calling for clear guidance and plans on child care, summer camps, education in the fall, and high school graduations.


5/20 9:50am: Essex County reports 16,952 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Mercer County reports 6,162 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


5/20 7:35am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 5/20


5/19 11:38pm: Bergen County reports 17,516 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


5/19 8:41pm: Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced an Administrative Order authorizing in-person sales to resume at car dealerships, motorcycle dealerships, boat dealerships, and bike shops, by appointment only and with social distancing measures in place.


5/19 6pm: Phil Murphy thanks people every day. While this is not the time for cheerleading, the governor has been quick to praise how the public is fighting COVID-19.

Burlington County reports 3,962 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Cumberland County reports 1,675 COVID-9 cases total as of Tuesday.

Gloucester County reports 1,932 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Passaic County reports 16,772 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Salem County reports 470 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Somerset County reports 3,787 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Sussex County reports 1,065 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Warren County reports 1,099 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Middlesex County reports 14,870 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Senator Mike Doherty called on Governor Murphy to open police and fire academies across the state.


5/19 3:45pm: Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that the Division of Consumer Affairs has authorized licensed New Jersey pharmacists to widely administer COVID-19 tests to customers, paving the way for thousands of pharmacies statewide to serve as testing sites.

Monmouth County reports 7,527 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Morris County reports 6,077 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Today the Department of Health issued guidelines on the conditions for hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers to begin resuming elective surgeries.


5/19 2:56pm: Insider NJ iLine: Camden Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli reacts to Bellmawr gym defiance in reopening: ‘there is a right way and wrong way to do things’ (iLine post)

Camden County reports 5,819 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


5/19 1:51pm: Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean is calling on Governor Phil Murphy to allow New Jersey’s high schools to host in-person outdoor graduation ceremonies.


5/19 1:20pm: Atlantic County reports 1,860 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuedssay.

Mercer County reports 6,018 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Ocean County reports 8,012 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

The statewide COVID-19 count is 149,013 cases and 10,586 fatalities as of Tuesday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

17621 Positive Test Results

1082 Deaths

Bergen County:

17522 Positive Test Results

1474 Deaths

Essex County:

16686 Positive Test Results

1565 Deaths

Passaic County:

15371 Positive Test Results

842 Deaths

Union County:

15031 Positive Test Results

977 Deaths

Middlesex County:

14834 Positive Test Results

903 Deaths

Ocean County:

8067 Positive Test Results

643 Deaths

Monmouth County:

7470 Positive Test Results

520 Deaths

Morris County:

6100 Positive Test Results

572 Deaths

Mercer County:

6018 Positive Test Results

422 Deaths

Camden County:

5644 Positive Test Results

279 Deaths

Somerset County:

4312 Positive Test Results

382 Deaths

Burlington County:

4000 Positive Test Results

247 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1935 Positive Test Results

125 Deaths

Atlantic County:

1838 Positive Test Results

121 Deaths

Cumberland County:

1759 Positive Test Results

56 Deaths

Warren County:

1091 Positive Test Results

121 Deaths

Sussex County:

1063 Positive Test Results

139 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

885 Positive Test Results

53 Deaths

Cape May County:

518 Positive Test Results

42 Deaths

Salem County:

470 Positive Test Results

21 Deaths


5/19 1:01pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The New Jersey State Democratic Committee is launching a campaign asking residents to choose their favorite “Don’t be a knucklehead” t-shirt design from four choices, each inspired by the Garden State.

Senator Steven Oroho, Senator Joe Pennacchio, Senator Declan O’Scanlon, and Senator Kristin Corrado said the evidence is mounting that thousands of deaths in New Jersey’s long-term care facilities were preventable and called on Senate President Steve Sweeney to initiate legislative hearings to prevent a repeat of the tragedy should New Jersey be hit by a second wave of COVID-19.

The Senate’s team of economic recovery strategists working to develop ways to safely restart the state’s economy will conduct two more hearings next week to discuss the need to allow for the re-opening of car dealerships, personal care services, summer camps, daycare and other retail activities, Senator Paul Sarlo said today.

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has begun notifying workers who have exhausted their state unemployment benefits of a 13-week extension they may be eligible for under the federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program.

Assemblyman Bergen sent a ‘dear colleague’ letter urging support for his legislation to establish legislative oversight over executive emergency powers.


5/19 9:58am: Hunterdon County reports 855 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Essex County reports 16,747 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


5/19 12am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 5/19/2020


5/18 11:58pm: Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 147, allowing certain outdoor activities at recreational businesses, including archery ranges, batting cages, golf driving ranges, horseback riding, shooting ranges, and tennis clubs as well as community gardens to open with required social distancing measures in place.


5/18 9:19pm: Bergen County reports 17,446 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Salem County reports 465 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


5/18 8:04pm: Insider NJ columnist Mary Gatta writes ‘Being Safe this Summer – Your Questions Answered


5/18 6:30pm: Union County reports 14,903 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Sussex County reports 1,065 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Salem County formed a reopening task force.

Warren County reports 1,093 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Passaic County reports 16,730 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hudson County reports 18,879 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hunterdon County reports 840 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Glocuester County reports 1,905 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Cumberland County reports 1,641 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Cape May County reports 512 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.

Burlington County reports 3,894 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Middlesex County reports 14,804 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Under a new bill introduced by Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Peter King (R-NY) on Friday, May 15th, states hit hardest by COVID-19—like New Jersey and New York—would receive more federal COVID-19 disaster assistance than less-affected states.

Mayor Ras J. Baraka today announced Newark COVID-19 Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program was officially launched.


5/18 4:05pm: Morris County reports 6,053 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Monmouth County reports 7,448 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Push may come to shove in the next few days, but Phil Murphy doesn’t want things getting out of control. Or as he said today, he’s not looking to “start World War Three.”

Senator Loretta Weinberg and the Workgroup on Harassment, Sexual Assault and Misogyny in New Jersey Politics today announced that they would resume their hearing schedule with a Zoom public forum on Wednesday, May 20, and a confidential listening session on Thursday, May 21.

Mercer County is relocating its COVID-19 testing center to Trenton.

Ocean County reports 7,942 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


5/18 3:30pm: Camden County reports 5,719 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


5/18 1:50pm: Insider NJ iLine Update: AC’s Levinson and Formica sent a letter to the Governor urging additional action for businesses that can’t accomodate curbside pickup (iLine post).

Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. joined Congressman Donald Norcross, Mayor Frank Moran, and representatives from CAMcare Health Corporation today for the opening of a new testing site at the Gateway Health Center in Camden City.

A Morris County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) Task Force launched in late April featuring business, health and government leaders formalized its recommended reopening plan today to save businesses and jobs, with safe, risk-based mitigation measures.


5/18 1:18pm: Governor Phil Murphy this afternoon walked through the three stages of reopening New Jersey as the state anticipates the new normal of laboring and living within the reality of an ongoing pandemic.

The statewide COVID-19 count as of Monday is 148,039 cases and 10,435 fatalities.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

17574 Positive Test Results

1068 Deaths

Bergen County:

17459 Positive Test Results

1460 Deaths

Essex County:

16600 Positive Test Results

1546 Deaths

Passaic County:

15278 Positive Test Results

839 Deaths

Union County:

14903 Positive Test Results

962 Deaths

Middlesex County:

14752 Positive Test Results

888 Deaths

Ocean County:

7994 Positive Test Results

633 Deaths

Monmouth County:

7408 Positive Test Results

513 Deaths

Morris County:

6092 Positive Test Results

569 Deaths

Mercer County:

5950 Positive Test Results

408 Deaths

Camden County:

5573 Positive Test Results

275 Deaths

Somerset County:

4278 Positive Test Results

375 Deaths

Burlington County:

3986 Positive Test Results

245 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1907 Positive Test Results

117 Deaths

Atlantic County:

1807 Positive Test Results

112 Deaths

Cumberland County:

1679 Positive Test Results

53 Deaths

Warren County:

1086 Positive Test Results

121 Deaths

Sussex County:

1061 Positive Test Results

138 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

846 Positive Test Results

52 Deaths

Cape May County:

506 Positive Test Results

41 Deaths

Salem County:

465 Positive Test Results

20 Deaths


5/18 12:46pm: If you have an extra key lying around, why don’t you send it to the governor? That’s the theatrical upshot of a group called “Unlock New Jersey,” which aims to do just that.

Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Atlantic County reports 1,816 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Senator Jim Holzapfel, Assemblyman Greg McGuckin, and Assemblyman John Catalano (all R-10) announced they are withdrawing legislation that would increase fines for hosting gatherings in violation of lockdown orders related to the public health emergency

Governor Phil Murphy this afternoon walked through the three stages of reopening New Jersey as the state anticipates the new normal of laboring and living within the reality of an ongoing pandemic.


5/18 12:11pm: U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) today will formally introduce bipartisan legislation to deliver critical, federal resources to states and communities on the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight. For the third time in the last four weeks, Bob Menendez today trumpeted federal legislation to give $500 billion to local governments across the country. But this time the senator was optimistic it actually would happen, saying he has gotten support from Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi.

Senator Joe Pennacchio has a message for Governor Phil Murphy: Please call health commissioner Judith Persichilli.


5/18 10:54am: Essex County reports 16,712 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Somerset County reports 3,758 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

AG Grewal and Col. Callahan issued the weekly roundup of COVID-19 order violations.

Mercer County reports 5,950 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


5/18 10:35am: Mercer County Jail reported 12 positive COVID-19 cases among inmates and staff.


5/18 8:45am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 5/18/2020


5/18 8:31am: “Unlock New Jersey” was launched today by an expanding group of business owners, civic leaders, elected officials and concerned citizens who presented Governor Phil Murphy with a proposal to responsibly and decisively unlock his COVID19 shut-down of Garden State businesses.


5/17 8:36am: NJ Transit was awarded $1.4B in CARES Act funding.

Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 146, which allows charter fishing services and for-hire vessel activities, as well as watercraft rental businesses, to open with required social distancing measures. These businesses can open on Sunday, May 17 at 6 am.

Governor Murphy took action on legislation on Friday.

Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 145, allowing elective surgeries and invasive procedures, both medical and dental, to resume on Tuesday, May 26 at 5:00 a.m.

The Governor signed an executive order formally establishing a hybrid July 7th primary election, with a VBM ballot sent to every registered Democrat or Republican and a VBM application sent to unaffiliated voters; the order also requires at least one polling place in each municipality.


5/15 8:48pm: Warren County reported 1,073 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Hudson County reports 18,048 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Cumberland County reports 1,558 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Cape May County reports 508 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Burlington County reports 3,748 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Ocean County reports 7,771 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Bergen County reports 17,150 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.


5/15 4:17pm: The 34-member coronavirus recovery Economic Advisory Council established by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin held its first meeting Friday.

Camden County reported 5,442 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Hunterdon County reported 769 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Monmouth County reported 7,246 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Morris County reported 5,966 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Middlesex County reported 14,549 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.


5/15 12:51pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Atlantic County reported 1,693 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Gloucester County reported 1,783 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Essex County reported 16,103 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Somerset County reported 3,682 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Acting on a commitment to coordinate regional policies in response to COVID-19, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, and Delaware Governor John Carney today announced a multi-state agreement to reopen public and private beaches with certain restrictions in place effective, Friday, May 22.

The statewide COVID-19 count is 143,905 cases and 10,138 fatalities as of Friday, May 15th.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

17237 Positive Test Results

1042 Deaths

Bergen County:

17195 Positive Test Results

1443 Deaths

Essex County:

15953 Positive Test Results

1510 Deaths

Passaic County:

14930 Positive Test Results

816 Deaths

Union County:

14492 Positive Test Results

939 Deaths

Middlesex County:

14429 Positive Test Results

865 Deaths

Ocean County:

7829 Positive Test Results

610 Deaths

Monmouth County:

7224 Positive Test Results

495 Deaths

Morris County:

5990 Positive Test Results

550 Deaths

Mercer County:

5673 Positive Test Results

386 Deaths

Camden County:

5255 Positive Test Results

262 Deaths

Somerset County:

4181 Positive Test Results

359 Deaths

Burlington County:

3849 Positive Test Results

238 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1788 Positive Test Results

106 Deaths

Atlantic County:

1678 Positive Test Results

107 Deaths

Cumberland County:

1488 Positive Test Results

48 Deaths

Warren County:

1072 Positive Test Results

118 Deaths

Sussex County:

1047 Positive Test Results

137 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

777 Positive Test Results

49 Deaths

Cape May County:

487 Positive Test Results

40 Deaths

Salem County:

446 Positive Test Results

18 Deaths


5/15 8:59am: Middlesex County will begin testing for asymptomatic individuals.


5/15 7:35am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: May 15th


5/14 6:41pm: “Memories are made” on the Jersey Shore, Phil Murphy declared today as he announced state beaches will open for Memorial Day weekend. But trite slogan or not, this isn’t going to be business as usual.

Camden County reported  5,364 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Somerset County reported 3,669 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Monmouth County reported 7,200 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Cape May County reported 483 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Morris County reported 5,952 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Ocean County reported 7,714 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Warren County reported 1,069 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Middlesex County reported 14,446 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.


5/14 1:27pm: Gloucester County reports 1,751 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Atlantic County reports 1,666 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Essex County reports 15,973 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Mayor of Paterson Andre Sayegh and The Citizens Campaign today unveiled a plan to enlist city residents in defeating COVID-19.

Lou Manzo pens an open letter to Governor Murphy


5/14 1:22pm:  The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 142,704 cases and 9,946 fatalities as of Thursday, May 14th.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Hudson County:

17134 Positive Test Results

1032 Deaths

Bergen County:

17080 Positive Test Results

1423 Deaths

Essex County:

15824 Positive Test Results

1496 Deaths

Passaic County:

14887 Positive Test Results

802 Deaths

Union County:

14385 Positive Test Results

930 Deaths

Middlesex County:

14332 Positive Test Results

841 Deaths

Ocean County:

7742 Positive Test Results

595 Deaths

Monmouth County:

7164 Positive Test Results

480 Deaths

Morris County:

5954 Positive Test Results

539 Deaths

Mercer County:

5612 Positive Test Results

374 Deaths

Camden County:

5172 Positive Test Results

256 Deaths

Somerset County:

4159 Positive Test Results

348 Deaths

Burlington County:

3782 Positive Test Results

228 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1756 Positive Test Results

98 Deaths

Atlantic County:

1649 Positive Test Results

99 Deaths

Cumberland County:

1471 Positive Test Results

48 Deaths

Warren County:

1068 Positive Test Results

115 Deaths

Sussex County:

1046 Positive Test Results

137 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

764 Positive Test Results

48 Deaths

Cape May County:

483 Positive Test Results

39 Deaths

Salem County:

438 Positive Test Results

18 Deaths


5/14 1pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Our shore and our lakeshore will be open in time for Memorial Weekend,” Governor Phil Murphy told reporters today at the War Memorial in Trenton at his COVID-19 briefing.


5/14 11:15am: With people out of work, municipalities in need of money, and taxes already onerous in New Jersey, could this be the best possible moment for advocates of municipal consolidation to make their case?


5/14 11:08am: Nearly 70,000 new unemployment claims were filed in New Jersey last week, as the Labor Department processed another 262,000 weeks worth of federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), and saw total pandemic-related payments rise to $2.7 billion.


5/14 10:50am: The NJGOP called for an investigation into the Murphy administration’s handling of long-term care facilities, while the NJDSC slammed Republicans as ‘desperate and out of touch’.


5/14 10:48am:  The all-Republican Morris County freeholders have had enough of the state shutdown. The freeholders Wednesday night called for a safe and phased reopening of New Jersey.


5/14 12:00am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 5/14/2020


5/13 10:03pm: Governor Phil Murphy today announced departmental actions from the Department of Banking and Insurance, Department of Health, Department of Human Services, and Department of Treasury to increase insurance coverage to cover expanded testing access and related services for COVID-19.

As part of New Jersey’s Road Back, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 142, permitting the resumption of non-essential construction, curbside pickup at non-essential retail businesses, and car gatherings for the purpose of drive-through and drive-in events.


5/13 8:49pm: Burlington County reports a total of 3,678 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.

Governor Murphy will join Joe Biden for a COVID-19 virtual roundtable event tomorrow (iLine post)


5/13 6:37pm: The New Jersey Department of the Treasury today issued its first projections on the potential shortfall the State of New Jersey will be facing through the end of the next fiscal year as a result of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cumberland County reports 1,447 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Hudson County reports 17,620 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Somerset County reports 3,646 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Sussex County reports 1,046 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


5/13 5:51pm: Mayor Janet Hoven said Phil Murphy made her cry today. But for the Republican mayor of this quaint Morris County community, these were tears of happiness.

Monmouth County reported 7,140 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Morris County reported 5,913 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Middlesex County reported 14,359 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


5/13 3:59pm: Ocean County reported a total of 7,653 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.


5/13 3:22pm: The New Jersey Senate Republicans called for the formation of a Senate Select Committee on the Executive Branch’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.


5/13 1:31pm: April revenues for the state plummeted by 60%, or $3.5 billion.

Governor Phil Murphy says he’s digesting the May 12th VBM election results ‘pretty aggressively’ as he weighs the July 7th primary (iLine post).

Here’s the Assembly board list for tomorrow’s voting session.

Senator Kristin M. Corrado is requesting that local high school graduates be able to walk at outdoor convocation ceremonies.

Atlantic County reports 1,602 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli this afternoon said she is concerned about the surfacing of cases in children of Systematic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, otherwise known as Kawasaki Syndrome.


5/13 1:11pm: Governor Murphy announced today his signing of an order to allow for the re-start of nonessential construction across New Jersey and nonessential retail stores for curbside pickup only (iLine post)

The statewide COVID-19 count is 141,560 cases and 9,702 fatalities as of Wednesday, May 13th.  The rate continues to flow downward, said the Governor, with spot positivity at 2% – a ‘very good sign’, he said.  There’s a slow rate of spread, and the overall trend line reflects steady progress.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

17150 Positive Test Results

1409 Deaths

Hudson County:

17035 Positive Test Results

1007 Deaths

Essex County:

15749 Positive Test Results

1471 Deaths

Passaic County:

14757 Positive Test Results

785 Deaths

Union County:

14306 Positive Test Results

908 Deaths

Middlesex County:

14241 Positive Test Results

819 Deaths

Ocean County:

7688 Positive Test Results

571 Deaths

Monmouth County:

7090 Positive Test Results

466 Deaths

Morris County:

5926 Positive Test Results

531 Deaths

Mercer County:

5499 Positive Test Results

360 Deaths

Camden County:

5099 Positive Test Results

246 Deaths

Somerset County:

4127 Positive Test Results

340 Deaths

Burlington County:

3726 Positive Test Results

214 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1728 Positive Test Results

92 Deaths

Atlantic County:

1584 Positive Test Results

88 Deaths

Cumberland County:

1447 Positive Test Results

43 Deaths

Warren County:

1066 Positive Test Results

114 Deaths

Sussex County:

1041 Positive Test Results

136 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

732 Positive Test Results

47 Deaths

Cape May County:

479 Positive Test Results

37 Deaths

Salem County:

428 Positive Test Results

18 Deaths


5/13 12:56pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Chair of the Senate Health Committee Senator Joseph Vitale today announced his committee will conduct a series of public hearings to investigate the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in these devastated populations.

Camden County reported a total of 4,364 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.


5/13 10:28am: Hunterdon County reports 729 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Gloucester County reports 1,728 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Mercer County reports 5,499 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Essex County reports 15,905 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

In a letter to health department Commissioner Persichilli, Senator Joe Pennacchio asked if nursing home residents who pass away in hospitals are counted as deaths in long-term facilities, or hospital deaths.

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla today signed an executive order establishing a Hoboken economic recovery task force to provide assistance to the City and the Hoboken business community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Trenton, the city added a COVID-19 dashboard to its city website.

The team of economic recovery strategists leading the State Senate’s work to develop plans to restart the state’s economy from the coronavirus shutdown will conduct a public hearing on Monday to get input from health care professionals, Senator Paul Sarlo said today.


5/13 12:00am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: May 13th


5/12 10:30pm: Bergen County reported 17,114 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


5/12 7:39pm: Warren County reported a total of 1,062 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Middlesex County reports a total of 14,233 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Mayor Ras J. Baraka will host “ReOpening: Our Resurgence from COVID-19” on Wednesday, May 13, at 1:30 p.m. This event is intended for and open to residents statewide.


5/12 5:59pm: Sussex County reported 1,042 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Somerset County reported 3,629 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Cumberland County reported 1,417 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Ocean County reported 7,566 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

As outlined in his vision, “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health,” Governor Phil Murphy today announced a comprehensive strategy to expand testing capacity and implement a robust contact tracing program for New Jersey.


5/12 5:04pm: Monmouth County reported 7,068 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Morris County reported 5,890 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


5/12 4:29pm: These are pretty good jobs, the governor asserted today, acting all of a sudden like an employment counselor. After all, they pay 25 bucks an hour. Phil Murphy was talking about what may turn out to be at least 1,000 available state jobs in the field of “contact tracing.”

Legislators representing the 1st Legislative District blasted Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement that regions of New Jersey that have recovered from the coronavirus will not be allowed to reopen as soon as they are ready.

Bergen County Sheriff Cureton provided an update on COVID-19 in the county jail system.

Camden County reported 4,294 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


5/12 2:52pm: The Sierra Club sent a letter to the NJDEP urging them to reopen park bathrooms.


5/12 1:18pm: In the face of critics who want a speedier state opening, Governor Phil Murphy sat down today in front of reporters in the Trenton War Memorial and pushed aggressively back.

Hudson County reported 17,677 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Gloucester County reported 1,710 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Passaic County reported 15,848 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Union County reported 14,203 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Ocean County is opening three more parks on May 14th.


5/12 12:53pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 140,743 cases and 9,508 fatalities as of Tuesday, May 12th.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

17091 Positive Test Results

1388 Deaths

Hudson County:

16975 Positive Test Results

981 Deaths

Essex County:

15658 Positive Test Results

1444 Deaths

Passaic County:

14716 Positive Test Results

765 Deaths

Union County:

14203 Positive Test Results

899 Deaths

Middlesex County:

14121 Positive Test Results

801 Deaths

Ocean County:

7633 Positive Test Results

562 Deaths

Monmouth County:

7041 Positive Test Results

460 Deaths

Morris County:

5908 Positive Test Results

523 Deaths

Mercer County:

5426 Positive Test Results

349 Deaths

Camden County:

5043 Positive Test Results

236 Deaths

Somerset County:

4115 Positive Test Results

339 Deaths

Burlington County:

3697 Positive Test Results

208 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1710 Positive Test Results

90 Deaths

Atlantic County:

1558 Positive Test Results

79 Deaths

Cumberland County:

1427 Positive Test Results

43 Deaths

Warren County:

1061 Positive Test Results

108 Deaths

Sussex County:

1038 Positive Test Results

135 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

729 Positive Test Results

45 Deaths

Cape May County:

471 Positive Test Results

35 Deaths

Salem County:

418 Positive Test Results

18 Deaths


5/12 12:06pm: NJGOP Chairman Steinhardt called for a legislative investigation into the administration’s handling on unemployment claims.

Atlantic County reported 1,561 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Essex County reports 15,826 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Mercer County reports 5,426 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Senator Lagana on Paramus Veterans Home: ‘Our aging heroes, those who kept our nation safe during other dark times in our history, deserve better and I, along with my colleagues in the 38th Legislative District, Assemblywoman Lisa Swain and Assemblyman Chris Tully, will not rest until all our questions have been answered, the public is given full disclosure of what happened and we have a clear path forward to better serving those who have served.’

Senator Joe Pennacchio has obtained copies of both New Jersey and New York memoranda to long-term nursing facilities in their states.


5/12 10:36am: As Governor Murphy continues to navigate how, when, and at what speed New Jersey should reopen, 66% of New Jerseyans feel the state is moving to lift restrictions and reopen businesses at just the right pace, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.


5/12 9:19am: Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin today named the remaining 33 members who will serve on an Economic Advisory Council he recently announced.


5/12 8:55am: New Jersey insiders, make sure to check out the Insider iLine – our latest real time blog of happenings around the state, coming to you live, just in time for May 12th, Election Day.

More than 65 percent of the 305 certified public accountants (CPAs) surveyed by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) about the impact of the coronavirus crisis said that a timeline to allow businesses to reopen will help small businesses more than other forms of economic relief.

Hunterdon County reports 726 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Commerce and Industry Association of NJ (CIANJ) and NJMEP: ‘Making’ It Through the Crisis


5/12 12:01am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 5/11


5/11 10:29pm: Senate President Sweeney says he regrets moving back the state budget deadline, according to Politico NJ.


5/11 7:13pm: Middlesex County reported 15,158 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Bergen County surpassed 17,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Warren County reported 1,060 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Sussex County reported 1,046 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


5/11 5:47pm: Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the federal government has approved the Department’s plan to provide $248 million in special food assistance benefits to nearly 600,000 New Jersey children who normally receive free or reduced-price school meals as part of the response to COVID-19 school closures.

In an ongoing commitment to enhance customer service during a time of historically high volume, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has launched a chat feature, or “chatbot,” on its website to answer customers’ unemployment questions.


5/11 4:35pm: On Saturday night, Republican state Sen. Declan O’Scanlon tweeted a message urging the rank and file to defy Phil Murphy and take to the streets.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced that the State of New Jersey received $31,511,487 from the second round of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES Act funding allocated by the federal government.


5/11 3:50pm: Cape May County reports 462 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday, according to the NJDOH.

Camden County reported 4,272 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Burlington County reports 3,577 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Morris County reports 5,837 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Cumberland County reports 1,363 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday, according to the NJDOH.

Gloucester County reports 1,693 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hudson County reports 16,936 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday, according to the NJDOH.

Salem County reports 411 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday, according to the NJDOH.

Sussex County reports 1,033 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday, according to NJDOH.

Union County reports 14,164 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday, according to the NJDOH.

In response to countless tax-paying immigrants being excluded from the CARES Act, Senate President Pro Tempore M. Teresa Ruiz and Senator Nicholas Scutari introduced legislation today to provide cash assistance for Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) users.


5/11 3:28pm: Ocean County reports 7,558 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Monmouth County surpassed 7,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Somerset County reported a total of 1,130 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez today demanded that the federal government do “a lot more” to help frontline states and communities “if we’re going to successfully defeat COVID-19 and move our economy forward.”


5/11 3:07pm: Assemblyman Holley called for public hearings on ‘contact tracing’.


5/11 1:48pm: As he works to line up GOP support for his bill creating a $500 billion fund for states and local governments, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) said he expects to have two to three more senators that have just about committed.


5/11 1:20pm: The statewide COVID-19 count is 139,945 cases and 9,310 fatalities as of Monday, May 11th.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

17,028 Positive Test Results

1,358 Deaths

Hudson County:

16,936 Positive Test Results

971 Deaths

Essex County:

15,602 Positive Test Results

1,426 Deaths

Passaic County:

14,645 Positive Test Results

747 Deaths

Union County:

14,164 Positive Test Results

875 Deaths

Middlesex County:

14,036 Positive Test Results

794 Deaths

Ocean County:

7,569 Positive Test Results

547 Deaths

Monmouth County:

6,988 Positive Test Results

445 Deaths

Morris County:

5,876 Positive Test Results

518 Deaths

Mercer County:

5,393 Positive Test Results

340 Deaths

Camden County:

4,959 Positive Test Results

227 Deaths

Somerset County:

4,093 Positive Test Results

335 Deaths

Burlington County:

3,665 Positive Test Results

200 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1,690 Positive Test Results

83 Deaths

Atlantic County:

1,533 Positive Test Results

77 Deaths

Cumberland County:

1,363 Positive Test Results

40 Deaths

Warren County:

1,047 Positive Test Results

104 Deaths

Sussex County:

1,033 Positive Test Results

128 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

723 Positive Test Results

45 Deaths

Cape May County:

462 Positive Test Results

32 Deaths

Salem County:

411 Positive Test Results

18 Deaths


5/11 12:57pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Freeholder President Brendan Gill and Vice President Wayne Richardson announced that testing for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) will continue in Essex County Weequahic Park throughout the month of May.

New Jersey’s hard-hit fishing industry, rocked by the coronavirus restrictions that have all but brought their businesses to a standstill, will receive assistance to the tune of $11,337,797 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and economic Security (CARES) Act, said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04).

Senator Joe Pennacchio today introduced a resolution that would establish a bipartisan Senate Select Committee on the Executive Branch’s Response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senator Singer: ‘It seems like the governor wants to squeeze every last bit of joy from people’s lives.’


5/11 11:20am: Atlantic County reports 1,530 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Essex County surpassed 16,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Mercer County reports 5,393 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


5/11 10:30am: Senate leadership sent a letter to Governor Murphy calling for decisive action to address delays in unemployment applications.

Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Senator Michael Doherty will introduce legislation (S-2477) to allow for the temporary reassignment of state and local employees outside of their civil service classifications for up to 30 days during public emergencies.

Here’s what’s on tap under the Gold Dome today (and this week).


5/11 9:10am: Hunterdon County reports 715 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.


5/11 12:01am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 5/11


5/10 7:39pm: Senator Menendez will join Governor Murphy at tomorrow’s COVID-19 briefing.

Bergen County reports 16,959 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Atlantic County reported 1,515 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Camden County reported 4,179 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Burlington County reported 3,523 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Ocean County reported 7,455 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Middlesex County surpassed 14,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Essex County reported a total of 15,646 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

Monmouth County reported a total of 6,938 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

Warren County reported a total of 1,046 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

Cape May County reported 458 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Cumberland County reported 1,263 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Gloucester County reported 1,662 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Hudson County reports 16,822 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday, according to the NJDOH.

Morris County reports 5,854 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday, according to the NJDOH.

Union County reports 14,057 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday, according to the NJDOH.

Passaic County reports 14,543 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday, according to the NJDOH.

The statewide COVID-19 count is 138,532 cases and 9,255 fatalities as of Sunday, May 10th.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

16929 Positive Test Results

1355 Deaths

Hudson County:

16822 Positive Test Results

969 Deaths

Essex County:

15524 Positive Test Results

1423 Deaths

Passaic County:

14543 Positive Test Results

744 Deaths

Union County:

14057 Positive Test Results

867 Deaths

Middlesex County:

13937 Positive Test Results

793 Deaths

Ocean County:

7462 Positive Test Results

540 Deaths

Monmouth County:

6894 Positive Test Results

443 Deaths

Morris County:

5854 Positive Test Results

516 Deaths

Mercer County:

5317 Positive Test Results

334 Deaths

Camden County:

4870 Positive Test Results

225 Deaths

Somerset County:

4054 Positive Test Results

333 Deaths

Burlington County:

3574 Positive Test Results

198 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1654 Positive Test Results

81 Deaths

Atlantic County:

1510 Positive Test Results

72 Deaths

Cumberland County:

1287 Positive Test Results

36 Deaths

Warren County:

1044 Positive Test Results

104 Deaths

Sussex County:

1026 Positive Test Results

127 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

714 Positive Test Results

45 Deaths

Cape May County:

458 Positive Test Results

32 Deaths

Salem County:

411 Positive Test Results

18 Deaths


5/10 9:41am: We last saw a pandemic similar to the current one about 100 years ago, but the Census comes around much more frequently. And with that in mind, Governor Phil Murphy deviated from his coronavirus briefing Saturday to urge New Jersey residents to complete Census forms.


5/9 9:30pm: Burlington County reports 3,492 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.

Camden County surpassed 4,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.

Middlesex County reported 13,853 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.

Warren County reported 1,044 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.

Bergen County reported 16,863 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.


5/9 6:40pm: Cape May County reports 442 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.

Cumberland County reports 1,239 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.

Monmouth County reports 6,588 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.

Gloucester County reports a total of 1,594 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday.

Passaic County reports a total of 15,738 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday.


5/9 4:50pm: Ocean County reports a total 7,376 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday.


5/9 2:18pm: Atlantic County reports 1,495 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.


5/9 2:13pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 137,085 cases and 9,116 fatalities as of Saturday May 9th.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

16,804 Positive Test Results

1,348 Deaths

Hudson County:

16,675 Positive Test Results

954 Deaths

Essex County:

15,365 Positive Test Results

1,414 Deaths

Passaic County:

14,428 Positive Test Results

734 Deaths

Union County:

13,984 Positive Test Results

852 Deaths

Middlesex County:

13,759 Positive Test Results

759 Deaths

Ocean County:

7,366 Positive Test Results

522 Deaths

Monmouth County:

6,815 Positive Test Results

439 Deaths

Morris County:

5,833 Positive Test Results

511 Deaths

Mercer County:

5,233 Positive Test Results

330 Deaths

Camden County:

4,758 Positive Test Results

217 Deaths

Somerset County:

3,996 Positive Test Results

331 Deaths

Burlington County:

3,531 Positive Test Results

194 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1,631 Positive Test Results

79 Deaths

Atlantic County:

1,494 Positive Test Results

72 Deaths

Cumberland County:

1,245 Positive Test Results

34 Deaths

Warren County:

1,040 Positive Test Results

103 Deaths

Sussex County:

1,023 Positive Test Results

127 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

706 Positive Test Results

46 Deaths

Cape May County:

442 Positive Test Results

32 Deaths

Salem County:

400 Positive Test Results

18 Deaths


5/9 10:37am: Essex County reported 15,544 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.

Hunterdon County reported 702 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Mercer County reported 5,233 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.


5/9 10:10am: Here’s what’s on tap under the (virtual) Gold Dome next week.


5/9 8:30am: Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announces that the County of Bergen and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center will partner to bring mobile testing to communities across the county starting next Tuesday, May 12.

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, announced enforcement highlights from the past week, including coughing and spitting assaults and bias incidents, and noteworthy violations of Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders.


5/8 10:00pm: Cape May County reported 424 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Cumberland County reported 1,199 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Hudson County reported 17,365 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Passaic County reported 15,510 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Sussex County reports 1,023 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Union County reported 13,917 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Bergen County reported 16,757 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.


5/9 7:38pm: Middlesex County reported a total of 13,676 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Warren County reported a total of 1,040 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Monmouth County reported a total of 6,781 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.


5/8 5:51pm: Camden County reported a total of 3,890 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Ocean County reports 7,275 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Burlington County reports 3,404 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Rutgers’ RUCDR Infinite Biologics received an amended emergency use authorization from the FDA late Thursday for the first SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus test that will allow people to collect their own saliva at home and send to a lab for results.

Mayor Steven M. Fulop announces the proactive steps to aggressively address unprecedented financial hardships amid the current health and economic crisis are now being cited by Moody’s credit rating as reason to earn a “stable” rating this year despite many cities seeing credit downgrades and negative reviews as local governments nationwide face crippling budgetary burdens.


5/8 4:26pm: There’s nothing patriotic about calling elected officials “fascists.” Phil Murphy used today’s 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe to criticize anti-lockdown protesters in New Jersey and across the nation who have done precisely that.

Morris County reported 5,741 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Last Friday, May 1st, Mayor Matthew Moench sent a letter to the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders asking them to share in the pain of an anticipated decrease in Municipal tax revenue collection.


5/8 2:45pm: Atlantic County reported 1,433 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.


5/8 1:44pm:  Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli reported a particularly awful piece of information at today’s COVID-19 War Memorial press briefing. “We are reporting the death of a child” due to COVID-19, said Persichilli.

Governor Phil Murphy today announced the formation of a statewide council of leaders to advise on New Jersey’s restart and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that New Jersey’s Community Based Testing Sites located at Bergen Community College and PNC Bank Arts Center will expand access to testing for COVID-19.


5/8 1:11pm: The statewide COVID-19 count is 135,454 cases and 8,952 fatalities as of Friday, May 8th.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

16,709 Positive Test Results

1,329 Deaths

Hudson County:

16,520 Positive Test Results

940 Deaths

Essex County:

15,256 Positive Test Results

1,398 Deaths

Passaic County:

14,280 Positive Test Results

715 Deaths

Union County:

13,917 Positive Test Results

844 Deaths

Middlesex County:

13,617 Positive Test Results

748 Deaths

Ocean County:

7,277 Positive Test Results

516 Deaths

Monmouth County:

6,752 Positive Test Results

429 Deaths

Morris County:

5,767 Positive Test Results

506 Deaths

Mercer County:

5,111 Positive Test Results

322 Deaths

Camden County:

4,619 Positive Test Results

199 Deaths

Somerset County:

3,968 Positive Test Results

328 Deaths

Burlington County:

3,431 Positive Test Results

190 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1,593 Positive Test Results

72 Deaths

Atlantic County:

1,423 Positive Test Results

68 Deaths

Cumberland County:

1,124 Positive Test Results

28 Deaths

Warren County:

1,034 Positive Test Results

101 Deaths

Sussex County:

1,015 Positive Test Results

125 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

701 Positive Test Results

44 Deaths

Cape May County:

424 Positive Test Results

31 Deaths

Salem County:

363 Positive Test Results

18 Deaths


5/8 12:57pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.


5/8 12:21pm: Essex County reports 15,350 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Mercer County surpassed 5,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Somerset County reported 3,487 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Gloucester County reported 1,555 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.


5/8 12:10pm: Senator Joe Pennacchio has obtained a letter sent by the New Jersey Department of Health dated March 31 directing hospitals and nursing care facilities not to inhibit transfer of hospital patients with COVID-19 entering post-acute care settings such as long-term nursing and rehabilitations facilities.

Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr., has submitted a request directly to Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli, in concert with his municipal partners where LTC facilities reside, asking for direct assistance from the nursing home regulatory body.


5/8 8:12am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: May 8th.


5/7 10:32pm: Bergen County reported a total of 16,653 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Burlington County reported a total of 3,269 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


5/7 9:13pm: Middlesex County reported a total of 13,632 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Warren County reported a total of 1,028 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


5/7 5:40pm: Union County reports 13,781 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Camden County reported a total of 3,750 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Sussex County reports 1,014 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Somerset County reports 3,436 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Salem County reports 358 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Passaic County reports 15,199 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Hudson County reports 17,142 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Gloucester County reports a total of 1,555 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Cumberland County reports a total of 1,093 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Cape May County reports a total of 404 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


5/7 3:55pm: Morris County reported 5,689 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Monmouth County reports 6,662 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Ocean County reports 7,192 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.


5/7 2:50pm:  Assemblyman Kevin Rooney (R-40) wants Labor Commissioner Robert “Rob” Asaro-Angelo to fix a weeks long backlog of unemployment claims or resign, but the commissioner’s sticking around, according to Governor Phil Murphy.

New Jersey Republican State Committee Chairman Doug Steinhardt is calling for a legislative investigation into nursing home deaths.

Senator Pennacchio says the state failed its most vulnerable residents in long-term care facilities, faulting the NJDOH, and calling for a retrospective review.


5/7 1:24pm: U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12), and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) today led a contingent of New Jersey delegation members in writing to the New Jersey National Guard (NJNG), echoing the Governor’s request that they provide personnel and resources to in-need New Jersey long-term care (LTC) facilities as the state endures medical staffing shortages.

Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano are introducing a resolution today calling on Governor Phil Murphy to begin the immediate reopening of businesses in accordance with CDC guidelines to restart the New Jersey economy.

Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R – Monmouth) has composed a set of common sense protocols small businesses could implement in order to start down the road to safe economic recovery


5/7 1:09pm: The statewide COVID-19 count is 133,635 cases and 8,801 fatalities as of Thursday, May 7th.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

16609 Positive Test Results

1319 Deaths

Hudson County:

16354 Positive Test Results

923 Deaths

Essex County:

15095 Positive Test Results

1381 Deaths

Passaic County:

14133 Positive Test Results

703 Deaths

Union County:

13781 Positive Test Results

829 Deaths

Middlesex County:

13411 Positive Test Results

737 Deaths

Ocean County:

7209 Positive Test Results

500 Deaths

Monmouth County:

6649 Positive Test Results

428 Deaths

Morris County:

5702 Positive Test Results

503 Deaths

Mercer County:

4986 Positive Test Results

313 Deaths

Camden County:

4479 Positive Test Results

193 Deaths

Somerset County:

3914 Positive Test Results

320 Deaths

Burlington County:

3367 Positive Test Results

185 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1548 Positive Test Results

66 Deaths

Atlantic County:

1302 Positive Test Results

62 Deaths

Cumberland County:

1090 Positive Test Results

25 Deaths

Sussex County:

1006 Positive Test Results

123 Deaths

Warren County:

1004 Positive Test Results

99 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

685 Positive Test Results

43 Deaths

Cape May County:

401 Positive Test Results

31 Deaths

Salem County:

358 Positive Test Results

18 Deaths


5/7 1:04pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Atlantic County reports 1,315 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.


5/7 11:43am: Mercer County is nearing 5,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.


5/7 10:54am: Senate Republicans shared constituent concerns with Governor Murphy.

Senator Singleton introduced legislation to ease local government financial burdens during COVID-19.


5/7 10:36am: Essex County reported 15,215 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.


5/7 10:32am: NJ unemployment payouts have reached $2B.


5/7 7:57am: Hunterdon County reports 682 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


5/7 12:01am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: May 7th.

Follow Insider NJ’s County COVID-19 Data Center


5/6 8:57pm: Cumberland County reported 1,065 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Sussex County surpassed 1,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Cape May County reported 278 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Bergen County reported 16,563 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


5/6 8:19pm: Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced an Administrative Order clarifying that recreational and entertainment activities prohibited under Executive Order No. 107 (2020) are also prohibited from taking place within the brick-and-mortar premises of essential retail businesses that are permitted to remain open.


5/6 7pm: Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla announced today the creation of an “open street” on Jefferson Street for the purpose of creating more space to promote social distancing this weekend.


5/6 5:50pm: Hudson County reports 16,870 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Monmouth County reports 6,558 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday

Passaic County surpassed 15,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Union County reported 13,604 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Salem County reported 353 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Warren County surpassed 1,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Camden County reports 3,707 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

The NJDOL provided clarifying guidance on the unemployment certifying process.

Reps. Gottheimer and Smith introduced the ‘Nursing Home Pandemic Protection Act of 2020’.


5/6 4:19pm:  Liberal Phil Murphy is getting some help from the right-leaning Wall Street Journal. Strange partners indeed, but another sign nothing about a pandemic is normal.


5/6 3:50pm: Ocean County reports a total of 7,115 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.

Morris County reports 5,651 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that New Jersey has engaged a team of experts with national experience to conduct a rapid review of the state’s 575 long-term care facilities to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and reduce impacts of future outbreaks.


5/6 2:55pm: The leadership of Gov. Phil Murphy during the coronavirus pandemic has catapulted him to one of the most liked governors in New Jersey history, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

1199SEIU: “As talk of ‘reopening’ New Jersey intensifies, nursing home patients and their caregivers continue to be at extreme risk to a lethal virus. It is unacceptable that more than two months after COVID-19 arrived in New Jersey, frontline nursing home workers are still lacking basic personal protect equipment.”

The New Jersey Business Coalition, a collection of 80 business and nonprofit groups, has submitted a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy and the Legislature with multipronged recommendations to reopen the state.

Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano (all R-10) have introduced a concurrent resolution urging the President and Congress to enact federal legislation allowing U.S. citizens and local governments to sue China for their mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic.


5/6 2:09pm: Essex County surpassed 15,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


5/5 1:46pm: Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 138 which extends the Public Health Emergency declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103 and extended on April 7 through Executive Order No. 119. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed.


5/5 1:29pm:Rest in Peace, New Jersey Ranger of Monmouth County” by Max Pizarro.


5/5 1:07pm: The statewide COVID-19 count is 131,890 cases and 8,549 fatalities as of Wednesday, May 6th.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

16,520 Positive Test Results

1,289 Deaths

Hudson County:

16,197 Positive Test Results

903 Deaths

Essex County:

14,951 Positive Test Results

1,349 Deaths

Passaic County:

13,971 Positive Test Results

690 Deaths

Union County:

13,604 Positive Test Results

800 Deaths

Middlesex County:

13,254 Positive Test Results

706 Deaths

Ocean County:

7,125 Positive Test Results

483 Deaths

Monmouth County:

6,552 Positive Test Results

417 Deaths

Morris County:

5,655 Positive Test Results

491 Deaths

Mercer County:

4,860 Positive Test Results

298 Deaths

Camden County:

4,307 Positive Test Results

189 Deaths

Somerset County:

3,860 Positive Test Results

315 Deaths

Burlington County:

3,235 Positive Test Results

177 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1,499 Positive Test Results

63 Deaths

Atlantic County:

1,246 Positive Test Results

54 Deaths

Cumberland County:

1,059 Positive Test Results

25 Deaths

Sussex County:

995 Positive Test Results

122 Deaths

Warren County:

993 Positive Test Results

94 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

682 Positive Test Results

39 Deaths

Cape May County:

378 Positive Test Results

28 Deaths

Salem County:

353 Positive Test Results

17 Deaths


5/5 12:59pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Atlantic County reports 1,276 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


5/5 12:41pm: The Senate Budget Committee will hold a remote hearing on several COVID-19 bills tomorrow.


5/5 11:55am: Ocean County is reopening more parks tomorrow.

Gloucester County reports a total of 1470 COVID-19 cases and 63 fatalities as of Wednesday, May 6th.

Mercer County reports a total of 4,860 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.

Somerset County reports 3,087 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


5/5 10:37am: The COVID-19 catastrophe turned the once ultimate intimate door-knocking campaign cycle into a social distancing guinea pig for the rescheduled July 7th election.

As mandatory shutdowns leave farmers with few options and hundreds of thousands without jobs, lawmakers representing the farming communities from the south and northwest parts of the state are introducing legislation that would allow the state to buy Jersey Fresh produce to donate to non-profits serving the hungry.

Senator Vin Gopal and Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez introduced a bill to address insurance audits and claims payment for health care providers during pandemic.

Senator Troy Singleton today urged the Governor and Legislative Leadership to consider utilizing a share of New Jersey’s federal stimulus money for hazard pay bonuses for our essential workers.

Steve Adubato and Elizabeth Maher Muoio, New Jersey State Treasurer, discuss the impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s budget.

NJTV News Sr. Correspondent David Cruz will pull up a monitor with Governor Phil Murphy for a remote one-on-one live discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey this Thursday, May 7th at 6:30pm on the NJTV News YouTube channel.


5/5 8:27am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 5/6/2020


5/5 10:45pm: Bergen County reported 16,504 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Union County reported 13,503 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Salem County reported 347 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Hudson County reported 16,750 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Somerset County reported 3,364 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Cumberland County reported 1,025 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


5/5 8:18pm: Burlington County reported 3,101 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


5/5 7:27pm: Congressman Van Drew sent a letter to Governor Murphy requesting restrictions be eased on certain activities and industries that can accommodate social distancing and health guidelines to prevent spreading COVID-19.


5/5 7:10pm: Ocean County reported a total of 7,050 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Middlesex County reported a total of 13,360 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.


5/5 4:38pm: The Forgotten Newark Election: VBM-Reimagined, and Forgotten

Murphy was asked about Chris Christie’s comments at his daily briefing today and said he only saw a “headline” or two and didn’t read the story fully.

A consensus-driven coalition of Cape May County Freeholders, Mayors and Business Community leaders today made a submission to Governor Phil Murphy entitled “A Proposal for the Safe, Thoughtful and Progressive Reopening of Cape May County During the Time of COVID-19.”

Sussex County reports 994 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Cape May County now has antibody testing available.

Monmouth County reported 6,521 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


5/5 4:16pm: Mercer County is opening a COVID-19 testing site in Hightstown.


5/5 3:39pm: Business and labor groups throughout the state have joined together to support continued investment into New Jersey’s critical infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Camden County reported 3,629 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


5/5 3:12pm:  A week or so ago, Bob Menendez and Louisiana Republican Bill Cassidy joined together to hype a $500 billion federal bill to help local governments. Nothing happened. So today, Menendez enlisted a number of mayors around the state to make the case why federal help is needed.


5/5 2:53pm: Assemblyman Brian Bergen is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to begin the first phase of reopening the economy by allowing non-essential businesses to get back to work with curbside pickup.

Assemblyman Hal Wirths wants Governor Phil Murphy to start sharing the information he has about New Jersey revenue woes so the legislature knows how to approach the state’s fiscal problems.


5/5 2:33pm: Acting on a commitment to further expand New Jersey’s health care workforce in response to COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that recent graduates of nursing, physician assistant, pharmacy, and respiratory care therapy programs who have not yet been able to take and pass their licensing exams will be granted temporary emergency licenses.


5/5 1:07pm: The statewide COVID-19 count is 130,593 cases and 8,244 fatalities as of Tuesday, May 5th.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

16460 Positive Test Results

1261 Deaths

Hudson County:

16099 Positive Test Results

870 Deaths

Essex County:

14840 Positive Test Results

1319 Deaths

Passaic County:

13797 Positive Test Results

663 Deaths

Union County:

13503 Positive Test Results

768 Deaths

Middlesex County:

13142 Positive Test Results

667 Deaths

Ocean County:

7060 Positive Test Results

469 Deaths

Monmouth County:

6490 Positive Test Results

398 Deaths

Morris County:

5625 Positive Test Results

474 Deaths

Mercer County:

4743 Positive Test Results

280 Deaths

Camden County:

4251 Positive Test Results

180 Deaths

Somerset County:

3820 Positive Test Results

306 Deaths

Burlington County:

3207 Positive Test Results

164 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1467 Positive Test Results

61 Deaths

Atlantic County:

1190 Positive Test Results

51 Deaths

Sussex County:

987 Positive Test Results

120 Deaths

Cumberland County:

985 Positive Test Results

23 Deaths

Warren County:

982 Positive Test Results

91 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

679 Positive Test Results

38 Deaths

Cape May County:

369 Positive Test Results

26 Deaths

Salem County:

347 Positive Test Results

15 Deaths


5/5 12:50pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.


5/5 12:14pm: Atlantic County reported 42 new COVID-19 cases and 51 recoveries on Tuesday.

Mercer County reports 4,743 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Passaic County reports 14,709 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Gloucester County reports 1,470 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Warren County reports 992 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


5/5 12:06pm: Just how are elections going to work these days? We’ll get an early indication next Tuesday when voters in Montclair elect a new mayor. Lawn signs around town give a semblance of election normalcy, but there’s nothing normal about politics in a pandemic.

Paterson Mayor Sayegh warns that reopening too fast could cause hospitals to collapse.

A new COVID-19 testing site is opening in Camden.


5/5 9:55am: Essex County reports 14,891 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.



5/5 9:06am: Former Governor Christie is pushing to reopen the country and get the economy restarted, saying ‘there are going to be deaths’ and ‘”Of course, everybody wants to save every life they can — but the question is, towards what end, ultimately?”, according to CNN.

Senator Bucco introduced a series of bills to support frontline workers experiencing with the stress of PTSD.

In a guest column on Insider NJ, Steven Goldstein writes ‘Christie’s Unconscionable Position on COVID-19: An Alarm Bell for America


5/5 8:41am: Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Municipal Prosecutor Jake Hudnut, Municipal Court Chief Judge Carlo Abad, and Municipal Court Director Wendy Razzoli announce provisions in place to allow for virtual court proceedings beginning Monday, May 11, 2020.


5/5 12:10am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing for May 5th.


5/4 10:25pm: Bergen County reported 16,282 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Burlington County surpassed 3,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Sussex County nears 1,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday


5/4 8:31pm: Middlesex County reported 13,212 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Monmouth County reported 6,434 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hunterdon County reported 673 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Cumberland County reported 936 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Salem County reports a total of 312 COVID-19 cases as of Monday, May 4th.

Somerset County reported a total of 3,342 COVID-19 cases as of Monday, May 4th.


5/4 5:54pm: Students will stay out of school and knuckleheads will still be knuckleheads. That was today’s bottom line – one serious, the other a bit silly – from Phil Murphy’s daily briefing.

Camden County surpassed 3,500 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Ocean County is nearing 7,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


5/4 4:22pm: Governor Phil Murphy: ‘We are on the brink of having to make very tough fiscal decisions, and a $1.28 billion surplus for this fiscal year is no longer realistic.”

Assembly Appropriations Committee Chairman Burzichelli applauded the Legislature’s first ever remote committee hearing, calling it ‘professional, collegial, and absolutely necessary’.


5/4 4:00pm: Morris County reports 5,547 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


5/4 3:24pm: Senators Steve Sweeney, Nellie Pou and Steve Oroho today introduced bipartisan legislation to implement a New Jersey Job-Sharing Furlough Program that capitalizes on key provisions of the federal CARES Act.


5/4 2:20pm: Warren County reported 977 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Paterson Mayor Sayegh announced the opening of a second COVID-19 test site in the city.


5/4 2:05pm: Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the City Council announced today that they will vote on a resolution at the next City Council meeting on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, that will withdraw the referendum asking voters to decide if the Board of Education should move to an appointed board.


5/4 1:48pm: Governor Murphy vetoed several pieces of legislation today.


5/4 12:21pm: The statewide COVID-19 count as of Monday, May 4th, is 128,269 cases and 7,910 fatalities.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

16,282 Positive Test Results

1,215 Deaths

Hudson County:

15,881 Positive Test Results

845 Deaths

Essex County:

14,621 Positive Test Results

1,292 Deaths

Passaic County:

13,496 Positive Test Results

633 Deaths

Union County:

13,357 Positive Test Results

737 Deaths

Middlesex County:

12,768 Positive Test Results

642 Deaths

Ocean County:

6,974 Positive Test Results

447 Deaths

Monmouth County:

6,378 Positive Test Results

385 Deaths

Morris County:

5,549 Positive Test Results

449 Deaths

Mercer County:

4,594 Positive Test Results

256 Deaths

Camden County:

4,073 Positive Test Results

163 Deaths

Somerset County:

3,753 Positive Test Results

298 Deaths

Burlington County:

3,100 Positive Test Results

149 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1,433 Positive Test Results

51 Deaths

Atlantic County:

1,135 Positive Test Results

51 Deaths

Sussex County:

979 Positive Test Results

116 Deaths

Warren County:

977 Positive Test Results

87 Deaths

Cumberland County:

940 Positive Test Results

19 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

665 Positive Test Results

37 Deaths

Cape May County:

355 Positive Test Results

24 Deaths

Salem County:

312 Positive Test Results

14 Deaths


5/4 11:52am: Governor Murphy announced that all schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year.


5/4 11:45am: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 12pm.

Gloucester County reported 1,407 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


5/4 11:20am: Atlantic County reported 1,142 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


5/4 12:13am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: May 4th.


5/3 6:39pm: Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, announced enforcement highlights from the past week, including coughing and spitting assaults and bias incidents, and noteworthy violations of Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Delaware Governor John Carney, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced a joint multi-state agreement to develop a regional supply chain for personal protective equipment, other medical equipment and testing.


5/3 5:09pm: Follow Insider NJ’s County COVID-19 Data Center for regular updates from the counties on their COVID-19 status.  Rather than separate daily posts from the counties, we’ll be housing all updates on one easy-to-navigate page to make it easier for our readers to find up-to-date information and municipal breakdowns (when available) for the county of their choice.


5/3 2:31pm: The statewide COVID-19 count is 126,410 cases and 7,871 fatalities as of Sunday, May 3rd.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

16,185 Positive Test Results

1,210 Deaths

Hudson County:

15,769 Positive Test Results

845 Deaths

Essex County:

14,521 Positive Test Results

1,282 Deaths

Passaic County:

13,364 Positive Test Results

632 Deaths

Union County:

13,225 Positive Test Results

738 Deaths

Middlesex County:

12,597 Positive Test Results

639 Deaths

Ocean County:

6,871 Positive Test Results

440 Deaths

Monmouth County:

6,290 Positive Test Results

382 Deaths

Morris County:

5,517 Positive Test Results

449 Deaths

Mercer County:

4,504 Positive Test Results

255 Deaths

Camden County:

3,973 Positive Test Results

163 Deaths

Somerset County:

3,703 Positive Test Results

295 Deaths

Burlington County:

3,043 Positive Test Results

149 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1,384 Positive Test Results

51 Deaths

Atlantic County:

1,075 Positive Test Results

49 Deaths

Sussex County:

969 Positive Test Results

115 Deaths

Warren County:

957 Positive Test Results

86 Deaths

Cumberland County:

881 Positive Test Results

17 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

661 Positive Test Results

37 Deaths

Cape May County:

344 Positive Test Results

24 Deaths

Salem County:

270 Positive Test Results

13 Deaths


5/3 7:05am: God Bless You, New Jersey, and Other High Point State Park Trail Tales

Bergen County surpassed 16,000 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday.

Senator Pennacchio objected to signs posted on highways saying ‘don’t be a knucklehead’, condemning the ‘flippant language’.

In Newark, the city is preparing to launch a COVID-19 tracing partnership.

Governor Murphy announced that the federal government will provide $1.7B to 53 state hospitals, out of a nationwide sum of $12B for 395 of the hardest-hit hospitals. Murphy said he’s ‘incredibly satisfied’ with the funding.


5/2 7:15am: Bergen County reported 15,982 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.


5/1 5:50pm: Camden County reported a total of 3,221 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Morris County reported 5,370 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Ocean County reported a total of 6,547 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Warren County reported a total of 930 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Burlington County reported a total of 2,678 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.


5/1 4:35pm:  Will there be drones spying on people? How about helicopters? Those questions popped up today as New Jersey prepares for an unprecedented spring weekend in the park.

Atlantic County surpassed 1,000 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.


5/1 2:35pm: Mercer County surpassed 4,000 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Atlantic County parks are reopening on Saturday.

Essex County surpassed 14,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

The Senate Education recovery Task Force held its first meeting this afternoon.


5/1 2:28pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing.

The statewide COVID-19 count is 121,190 cases and 7,538 fatalities as of Friday, May 1st.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

15,830 Positive Test Results

1,187 Deaths

Hudson County:

15,148 Positive Test Results

819 Deaths

Essex County:

13,994 Positive Test Results

1,240 Deaths

Passaic County:

12,814 Positive Test Results

599 Deaths

Union County:

12,779 Positive Test Results

714 Deaths

Middlesex County:

11,947 Positive Test Results

591 Deaths

Ocean County:

6,505 Positive Test Results

420 Deaths

Monmouth County:

6,132 Positive Test Results

355 Deaths

Morris County:

5,354 Positive Test Results

430 Deaths

Mercer County:

4,077 Positive Test Results

239 Deaths

Camden County:

3,646 Positive Test Results

155 Deaths

Somerset County:

3,537 Positive Test Results

282 Deaths

Burlington County:

2,769 Positive Test Results

144 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1,282 Positive Test Results

48 Deaths

Atlantic County:

1,012 Positive Test Results

45 Deaths

Sussex County:

936 Positive Test Results

110 Deaths

Warren County:

920 Positive Test Results

83 Deaths

Cumberland County:

746 Positive Test Results

13 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

608 Positive Test Results

31 Deaths

Cape May County:

334 Positive Test Results

22 Deaths

Salem County:

237 Positive Test Results

11 Deaths


5/1 11:45am: The NJDOC will start universal testing of staff and inmates for COVID-19.


5/1 7:34am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing for May 1st.


4/30 7:56pm: Middlesex County reported 11,898 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Essex County will reopen parks and golf courses on Saturday.

Cumberland County surpassed 700 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Ocean County will gradually reopen its parks on Saturday.

Salem County reported 230 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday

Somerset County reported 3,099 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Gloucester County reported a total of 1,239 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Passaic County reported a total of 13,259 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Sussex County reported a total of 935 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/30 6:23pm: In a public appearance with Trump and later at his daily briefing back in Trenton, Murphy had only praise for the president. He said the feds have pledged to deliver 550,000 test kits and 750,000 swabs. In thanking the president, the governor offered a hometown touch, noting that Trump is familiar with New Jersey, as are aides Jared Kushner, Kellyanne Conway, and Larry Kudlow, all Garden State natives.

NJ Transit announced access to COVID-19 testing for employees.


4/30 5:19: Read the remarks between President Trump and Governor Murphy at today’s White House meeting.


4/30 5:07pm: Ocean County reported a total of 6,373 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


Morris County reported a total of 5,298 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/30 4:24pm: Camden County surpassed 3,000 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

NJLESA called on the state to pay police sergeants hazard pay.

Burlington County will reopen parks with restrictions on Saturday.


4/30 3:36pm: The statewide COVID-19 count grew by 2,633 cases and 460 deaths for a statewide total of 118,652 cases and 7,228 fatalities as of Thursday, April 30th.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

15,610 Positive Test Results

1,136 Deaths

Hudson County:

14,916 Positive Test Results

798 Deaths

Essex County:

13,682 Positive Test Results

1,186 Deaths

Union County:

12,578 Positive Test Results

690 Deaths

Passaic County:

12,449 Positive Test Results

573 Deaths

Middlesex County:

11,715 Positive Test Results

571 Deaths

Ocean County:

6,375 Positive Test Results

397 Deaths

Monmouth County:

6,033 Positive Test Results

341 Deaths

Morris County:

5,287 Positive Test Results

413 Deaths

Mercer County:

3,937 Positive Test Results

231 Deaths

Camden County:

3,519 Positive Test Results

147 Deaths

Somerset County:

3,464 Positive Test Results

270 Deaths

Burlington County:

2,690 Positive Test Results

130 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1,251 Positive Test Results

46 Deaths

Atlantic County:

964 Positive Test Results

41 Deaths

Sussex County:

921 Positive Test Results

103 Deaths

Warren County:

903 Positive Test Results

82 Deaths

Cumberland County:

723 Positive Test Results

12 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

603 Positive Test Results

29 Deaths

Cape May County:

323 Positive Test Results

22 Deaths

Salem County:

231 Positive Test Results

10 Deaths


4/30 3:17pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 330pm.  The Governor announced that the White House has guaranteed 500k test kits and 750k swabs to the state.


4/30 2:47pm: Atlantic County reported 57 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

In Jersey City, COVID-19 testing is now open to all city residents.

Mercer County will reopen county parks and golf courses on Saturday.

Warren County will reopen county parks on Saturday.


4/30 1:50pm: Assemblyman Bergen will introduce legislation to restrict the Governor’s ability to enact emergency executive orders.

The Murphy Administration today announced that the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and The Defense Logistics Agency, has secured the Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System (CCDS) to assist healthcare providers, first responders, and other agencies in decontaminating and preserving critically needed N95 respirators at no charge to the sending agencies.


4/30 1:15pm: Governor Murphy headed to the White House for a public meeting with President Trump. Murphy praised the federal government’s ‘spectacular job‘, while the President complimented Murphy for reopening parks, but didn’t commit to more federal funding for the state. Ahead of the meeting, NJGOP Chairman Steinhardt urged the Governor to make the meeting ‘substantive, not symbolic‘ and to ‘come home with a plan’ to save the state’s economy.

Essex County reported 13,829 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Mercer County reported 3,937 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.


4/30 1:09pm: Bergen County will reopen county parks and golf courses on Saturday.

Morris County approved an aggressive contact tracing program.


4/30 10:40am: Hunterdon County reported 593 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


4/30 10:15am: First Lady Tammy Murphy  announced her plans to join New Jersey’s COVID-19 volunteer effort.

Senator Gopal expressed ‘serious concerns‘ over the conditions at state-run Veterans Nursing Homes.

More than 930,000 new unemployment claims have been filed since COVID-19 hit New Jersey in mid-March, and the Labor Department announced that it would begin processing claims from self-employed workers, independent contractors and others not eligible for regular unemployment.


4/30 12:30am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 4/30


4/29 9:43pm: Bergen County reported 15,649 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


4/29 7:15pm: Hudson County surpassed 15,000 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.

Burlington County reported a total of 2,543 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.

Camden County reported that 84% of all COVID-19 fatalities in the county have been reported from long-term care facilities.

Passaic County surpassed 13,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Cumberland County reported 680 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Middlesex County reported 11,664 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Warren County surpassed 900 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Monmouth County reported 5,980 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Somerset County surpassed 3,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Salem County reported a total of 226 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.

Gloucester County surpassed 1,200 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Sussex County reported 921 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Ocean County officials will convene a conference call with mayors to review CARES Act funding.

Camden County will reopen its county parks on Saturday.


4/29 6:37pm: Sussex Freeholder Fasano called for the activation of the National Guard for Andover.

Six North Hudson mayors say that municipal parks will remain closed until further notice.

Union County will reopen county parks on Saturday on a limited basis.

Monmouth County will reopen county parks on Saturday.


4/29: 4:42pm: State and county parks will be permitted to reopen at sunrise Saturday, but you better be careful – Phil Murphy will be watching.

Insider NJ columnist Kevin O’Toole: As we continue to move through this seemingly uncertain and never-ending time, I am fairly confident that we will return to something that resembles our former life.


4/29 4:22pm: Morris County reported 5,266 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Ocean County reported 6,298 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


4/29 3:12pm: Atlantic County reported 25 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 132, allowing county and municipal clerks to accept initiative and referendum petitions electronically, and allowing signatures for these petitions to be collected electronically.

Congressman Andy Kim named to the bipartisan House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis.

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced that recipients of federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) to the self-employed, independent contractors and others who are not usually eligible for unemployment insurance benefits will start being notified of their PUA eligibility today


4/29 1:40pm: The Senate Republican leadership team said Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement that State and county parks and golf courses will be allowed to reopen is a reasonable step and that many businesses are also ready to resume operations once restrictions are lifted


4/29 1:17pm: Governor Murphy is allowing parks to reopen on Saturday.


4/29 1:03pm: The statewide COVID-19 count increased by 2,481 cases and 329 fatalities for a total of 116,264 cases and 6,770 deaths as of Wednesday, April 29th.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

15446 Positive Test Results

1057 Deaths

Hudson County:

14596 Positive Test Results

758 Deaths

Essex County:

13445 Positive Test Results

1139 Deaths

Union County:

12380 Positive Test Results

653 Deaths

Passaic County:

12185 Positive Test Results

516 Deaths

Middlesex County:

11436 Positive Test Results

531 Deaths

Ocean County:

6253 Positive Test Results

367 Deaths

Monmouth County:

5907 Positive Test Results

317 Deaths

Morris County:

5213 Positive Test Results

387 Deaths

Mercer County:

3725 Positive Test Results

220 Deaths

Camden County:

3385 Positive Test Results

136 Deaths

Somerset County:

3372 Positive Test Results

252 Deaths

Burlington County:

2606 Positive Test Results

117 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1208 Positive Test Results

40 Deaths

Atlantic County:

908 Positive Test Results

37 Deaths

Sussex County:

900 Positive Test Results

99 Deaths

Warren County:

880 Positive Test Results

81 Deaths

Cumberland County:

687 Positive Test Results

10 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

583 Positive Test Results

23 Deaths

Cape May County:

305 Positive Test Results

21 Deaths

Salem County:

227 Positive Test Results

9 Deaths


4/29 12:55pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.


4/29 12:32pm: Essex County reported 13,561 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Mercer County reported 3,725 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


4/29 10:44am: Aura Dunn, the new assemblywoman from the 25th District, assumed a few weeks ago that she just had a bad headache. She hoped a long walk might clear things up. It didn’t.


4/29 7:45am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing for April 29th.


4/28 9:50pm: Bergen County reported a total of 15,465 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Burlington County reported 157 new COVID-19 cases and 11 fatalities on Tuesday


4/28 8:43pm: Several GOP Senators sent a letter to Governor Murphy requesting the development of a plan to reopen the Jersey Shore.


4/28 7:49pm: Middlesex County reported a total of 11,335 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.


4/28 6:12pm: At today’s Re-open New Jersey rally outside the Statehouse, protesters branded the Governor a communist, a fascist, and the Fuhrer.

Warren County reported 878 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


4/28 5:45pm: Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senators Paul Sarlo, M. Teresa Ruiz, Steve Oroho, Declan O’Scanlon and Troy Singleton issued the following joint statement today offering Governor Murphy’s Economic Commission a plan to continue the public safety measures needed to counter the COVID-19 crisis and to offer some strategic steps to guide the reopening of New Jersey’s economy.

North Hudson mayors announced a collaboration towards the eventual reopening of town parks.


4/28 4:52pm: Morris County reported 5,144 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Somerset County reported 2,979 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Passaic County surpassed 12,000 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Gloucester County reported a total of 1,173 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Ocean County surpassed 6,000 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Camden County reported 2,943 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


4/28 3:29pm: Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson and Children and Families Commissioner Christine Beyer today announced the state will continue to help pay for child care for essential employees as defined in Executive Order 110 through at least the end of May.


4/28 2:53pm: Insider NJ columnist Carl Golden writes ‘Murphy’s Unforced Malinowski Error


4/28 2:18pm: Atlantic County reported 102 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.


4/28 1:46pm: Governor Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 130, which allows municipalities to extend the grace period for property tax payments due on May 1st to June 1st.

Governor Phil Murphy today signed an executive order creating a commission charged with advising the administration on the timing and preparation for New Jersey’s recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown.


4/28 1:05pm: The statewide COVID-19 count rose by 2,887 new cases and 402 fatalities, for a total of 113,856 total cases and 6,442 deaths as of Tuesday, April 28th.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

15,251 Positive Test Results

1,002 Deaths

Hudson County:

14,309 Positive Test Results

722 Deaths

Essex County:

13,190 Positive Test Results

1,090 Deaths

Union County:

12,188 Positive Test Results

627 Deaths

Passaic County:

11,755 Positive Test Results

475 Deaths

Middlesex County:

11,102 Positive Test Results

515 Deaths

Ocean County:

6,151 Positive Test Results

342 Deaths

Monmouth County:

5,826 Positive Test Results

305 Deaths

Morris County:

5,128 Positive Test Results

377 Deaths

Mercer County:

3,605 Positive Test Results

212 Deaths

Camden County:

3,285 Positive Test Results

124 Deaths

Somerset County:

3,278 Positive Test Results

242 Deaths

Burlington County:

2,543 Positive Test Results

106 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1,179 Positive Test Results

38 Deaths

Sussex County:

882 Positive Test Results

97 Deaths

Atlantic County:

868 Positive Test Results

35 Deaths

Warren County:

848 Positive Test Results

71 Deaths

Cumberland County:

659 Positive Test Results

10 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

573 Positive Test Results

24 Deaths

Cape May County:

299 Positive Test Results

20 Deaths

Salem County:

219 Positive Test Results

8 Deaths


4/28 12:49pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.


4/28 12:31pm: Mercer County reported a total of 3,605 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.


4/28 11:57am: Hit very hard by the COVID-19 virus, politically divided Teaneck fought back, helped equip its besieged local hospital with personal protective equipment (PPEs), and collectively solemnly worshipped, while also stubbornly – maybe even defiantly – holding onto those political divisions that could only be somewhat semi-resolved at the ballot box.

Seventy percent of business owners say they are able to operate safely under CDC social distancing guidelines according to a new NJBIA Business Recovery Survey inquiring how a soft opening might affect their business model.


4/28 11:07am: Essex County reported a total of 13,296 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.


4/28 9:28am: Assemblywoman Dunn has recovered from COVID-19, according to the Daily Record.

Atlantic County Executive Levinson called for targeted non-partisan economic recovery efforts.

The NJDHS announced an additional $36M for SNAP benefits.


4/28 8:43am: Read Insider NJ‘s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 4/28/20


4/28 7:54am: Cumberland County surpassed 600 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Sussex County reported a total of 876 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.


4/27 9:02pm: Warren County reported a total of 863 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

Bergen County reported a total of 15,266 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

In CD7, local leaders called on congressional leadership to provide emergency COVID-19 assistance to small towns.

Hunterdon County reported a total of 579 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.


4/27 6:07pm: Passaic County reported a total of 11,966 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

County reported 165 new COVID-19 cases on Monday.

Ocean County reported 5,984 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Burlington County reported a total of 2,366 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced an Administrative Order clarifying which businesses are permitted to operate and ways in which certain businesses may operate in accordance with Executive Order 107.

Governor Murphy signed an executive order extending Retired Officer Carry Permits until 90 days after the end of the public state of emergency.

Middlesex County surpassed 11,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


4/27 4:25pm: Cape May County reported 289 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Gloucester County surpassed 1,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hudson County reported 14,476 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Monmouth County reported 5,798 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


4/27 3:36pm: Don’t expect things to change anytime soon. That was the unsaid bottom line today after the governor unveiled “the road back.”

Senator Kip Bateman reiterated his call to open New Jersey parks and golf courses.

Morris County surpassed 5,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Atlantic County reported 108 new COVID-19 cases on Monday.


4/27 2:59pm: Governor Murphy outlined six key principles and benchmarks to guide the process for restoring New Jersey’s economic health by ensuring public health.

Today, elected officials and a wide range of progressive groups held a virtual press conference asking the Murphy Administration to pause consideration of spending $16 billion to widen the NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway.

Senator Michael Testa (R-1) said it is imperative that the Murphy Administration demonstrate that New Jersey is taking responsible budgetary measures to account for plunging revenues as it looks to Washington for additional financial relief.


4/27 1:43pm: Mercer County reported a total of 3,433 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.


4/27 1:19pm: The NJ Outdoor Alliance released a statement saying ‘there is no remaining reason not to reopen parks immediately’.

Senator O’Scanlon decried NJ Turnpike Authority toll hikes without public hearings as ‘an outrageous slap in the face to the spirit of public hearing laws’.


4/27 12:51pm: Essex County surpassed 13,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Senator Cardinale expressed support for allowing self-serve gas during the COVID-19 crisis.
Senator Pennacchio will introduce legislation would allow landlords to waive all or part of three months rent to businesses, up to $15,000. In return, the landlord would be eligible for a state tax credit for one-third of the forgiven rent. The program would be voluntary.

4/27 12:47pm: The statewide COVID-19 count is 111,188 cases and 6,044 fatalities as of Monday, April 27th.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

15104 Positive Test Results

960 Deaths

Hudson County:

13925 Positive Test Results

673 Deaths

Essex County:

13047 Positive Test Results

1028 Deaths

Union County:

12011 Positive Test Results

583 Deaths

Passaic County:

11349 Positive Test Results

438 Deaths

Middlesex County:

10767 Positive Test Results

455 Deaths

Ocean County:

6024 Positive Test Results

330 Deaths

Monmouth County:

5759 Positive Test Results

302 Deaths

Morris County:

5030 Positive Test Results

355 Deaths

Mercer County:

3433 Positive Test Results

194 Deaths

Somerset County:

3204 Positive Test Results

227 Deaths

Camden County:

3124 Positive Test Results

122 Deaths

Burlington County:

2407 Positive Test Results

98 Deaths

Gloucester County:

1111 Positive Test Results

33 Deaths

Sussex County:

864 Positive Test Results

93 Deaths

Warren County:

810 Positive Test Results

67 Deaths

Atlantic County:

749 Positive Test Results

30 Deaths

Cumberland County:

595 Positive Test Results

8 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

564 Positive Test Results

23 Deaths

Cape May County:

281 Positive Test Results

18 Deaths

Salem County:

212 Positive Test Results

7 Deaths


4/27 12:08pm: The Governor announced ‘The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health


4/27 12:06pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 12pm.


4/27 11:15am: From ROI-NJ: Gov. Phil Murphy is forming two groups of powerful and influential business leaders to assist in creating the blueprint for how the state will reopen and reignite the economy, ROI-NJ has learned.


4/27 10:13am: Assemblyman Ryan Peters and Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield called
for an immediate executive order that would allow New Jersey residents to obtain at-
home coronavirus testing kits.


4/27 10:01am: Middlesex County’s Department of Public Safety & Health and Office of Health Services, in collaboration with the City of New Brunswick and the City of New Brunswick Public School System, will open a by-appointment-only walk-up COVID-19 testing site.

Monmouth University: Compared to the rest of the country, New Jerseyans are more likely to report that the COVID-19 outbreak has had a major impact on their lives, including direct exposure to the virus, concerns about serious illness, household job layoffs, and elevation of stress levels.


4/27 12:01am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing for April 27th.


4/26 11:50pm: Bergen County surpassed 15,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.


4/26 9:35pm: Hunterdon County reported 550 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Hudson County reported 14,121 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

Warren County surpassed 800 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Cumberland County surpassed 500 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Monmouth County reported a total of 5,741 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

Somerset County reported a total of 2,848 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday


4/26 2:09pm: The NJDOH reported an increase of 3,730 cases and 75 fatalities on Sunday, April 26th, for a total statewide count of 109,038 cases and 5,938 fatalities.

Passaic County reported 11,846 COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

Essex County reported a total of 12,944 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

Camden County reported 70 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

Ocean County reported a total of 5,857 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

Middlesex County reported 10,857 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

The Supreme Court issued an order on Friday resuming certain court operations while extending the deadlines of other functions.


4/26 10:53am: Burlington County reported a total of 2,116 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday.

Senator Testa reacted to reports that recently released inmates are under a gag order from speaking to the press, calling it ‘unjustifiable‘ and blasting the NJDOC for ‘failing both their corrections officers and inmates‘; Testa said the gag order ‘blocks the true story of what is happening behind bars during the COVID-19 pandemic’.


4/25 9:43pm: Monmouth County reported 5,559 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.

Salem County reported a total of 175 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday.

Somerset County reported a total of 2,713 COVID-19 cases on Saturday.

Hunterdon County reported 531 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.

Bergen County reported 14,683 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday


4/25 8:27pm: Middlesex County surpassed 10,000 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday.

Warren County reported 774 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.

Cumberland County reported 490 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.

Sussex County surpassed 800 COVID-19 cases on Saturday.


4/25 4:56pm: Camden County reported 122 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.

Ocean County reported a total of 5,698 COVID-19 cases on Saturday.


4/25 3:27pm: Gloucester County reported 950 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.

Passaic County surpassed 11,000 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday


4/25 2:07pm: Senator Doherty blistered Governor Murphy’s executive order affecting landlords and tenants, calling it unconstitutional, saying ‘we have a governor, not a king‘.

Mercer County reported 3,245 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.


4/25 1:55pm: Hunterdon County surpassed 500 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.


4/25 1:51pm: The NJ Apartment Association urged landlords to work with their tenants during the COVID-19 crisis, and offered recommendations for landlords.


4/25 1:30pm: Atlantic County surpassed 600 COVID-19 cases total on Saturday.

Essex County surpassed 1,000 COVID-19 fatalities on Saturday.


4/25 1:22pm: The statewide COVID-19 count climbed by 3,457 cases and 249 fatalities for a total of 105,523 cases and 5,863 fatalities as of Saturday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

14738 Positive Test Results

954 Deaths

Hudson County:

13367 Positive Test Results

655 Deaths

Essex County:

12520 Positive Test Results

1019 Deaths

Union County:

11523 Positive Test Results

563 Deaths

Passaic County:

10738 Positive Test Results

416 Deaths

Middlesex County:

10075 Positive Test Results

431 Deaths

Ocean County:

5811 Positive Test Results

317 Deaths

Monmouth County:

5521 Positive Test Results

287 Deaths

Morris County:

4821 Positive Test Results

347 Deaths

Mercer County:

3245 Positive Test Results

183 Deaths

Somerset County:

3030 Positive Test Results

219 Deaths

Camden County:

2870 Positive Test Results

118 Deaths

Burlington County:

2153 Positive Test Results

88 Deaths

Gloucester County:

949 Positive Test Results

30 Deaths

Sussex County:

812 Positive Test Results

91 Deaths

Warren County:

750 Positive Test Results

63 Deaths

Atlantic County:

596 Positive Test Results

29 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

505 Positive Test Results

23 Deaths

Cumberland County:

504 Positive Test Results

6 Deaths

Cape May County:

261 Positive Test Results

18 Deaths

Salem County:

177 Positive Test Results

6 Deaths


4/24 1:21pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.


4/25 10:18am: Jersey City is beginning a phased in approach to reopening parks.


4/24 9:41pm: Burlington County surpassed 2,000 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Bergen County reported 14,492 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.


4/24 7:42pm: Camden County reported 38 new COVID-19 cases on Friday.

Passaic County reported 10,594 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Cumberland County reported 478 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Middlesex County reported 9,866 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Mercer County surpassed 3,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

In Carteret, Make The Road NJ urged Governor Murphy to shut down Amazon’s warehouse after reports of a COVID-19 outbreak.

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is advising registered voters affected by the Governor’s Executive Order No. 105 that the Vote by Mail ballots for the May 12 municipal elections in Allenhurst, Deal, Keansburg, and Loch Arbour have been mailed out as of today, April 24.


4/24 6:17pm: Somerset County reported a total of 2,663 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Sussex County reported 797 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday and released racial and gender data on cases and fatalities.

Warren County reported 739 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday and released statistics on the cases and fatalities.

Congressman Jeff Van Drew is calling out China’s government for their role in the death, destruction and dereliction of human decency in their behavior over the handling of the Coronavirus outbreak.


4/24 5:57pm:  Judith Persichilli is always introduced by Phil Murphy as “the woman who needs no introduction.” She is the state Health Commissioner, and as such, has been a steady and comforting presence at the daily pandemic briefings.

AG Grewal and Col. Callahan issued a weekly round-up of notable enforcement actions against COVID-19 executive order violators.

Governor Murphy signed an executive order to provide assistance to renters during the COVID-19 crisis.


4/24 4:48pm: Ocean County reported a total of 5,560 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Morris County reported a total of 4,708 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Cape May County reported 271 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that the Division has taken more than 200 actions this week in response to complaints of retailers increasing prices, including on essential items like food, hand sanitizer, and other products used to stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.


4/24 3:13pm: The statewide COVID-19 count surpassed 100,000 cases as of Friday, climbing by 3,047 cases and 253 fatalities for a total of 102,196 cases and 5,617 fatalities.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

BERGEN:

14363 Positive Test Results

934 Deaths

HUDSON:

13011 Positive Test Results

640 Deaths

ESSEX:

12110 Positive Test Results

975 Deaths

UNION:

11208 Positive Test Results

542 Deaths

PASSAIC:

10291 Positive Test Results

383 Deaths

MIDDLESEX:

9789 Positive Test Results

413 Deaths

OCEAN:

5612 Positive Test Results

301 Deaths

MONMOUTH:

5368 Positive Test Results

273 Deaths

MORRIS:

4716 Positive Test Results

340 Deaths

MERCER:

3086 Positive Test Results

178 Deaths

SOMERSET:

2921 Positive Test Results

198 Deaths

CAMDEN:

2750 Positive Test Results

106 Deaths

BURLINGTON:

2054 Positive Test Results

81 Deaths

GLOUCESTER:

923 Positive Test Results

30 Deaths

SUSSEX:

795 Positive Test Results

84 Deaths

WARREN:

729 Positive Test Results

61 Deaths

ATLANTIC:

566 Positive Test Results

29 Deaths

HUNTERDON:

490 Positive Test Results

22 Deaths

CUMBERLAND:

466 Positive Test Results

5 Deaths

CAPE MAY:

247 Positive Test Results

16 Deaths

SALEM:

169 Positive Test Results

6 Deaths


4/24 3:03pm: NJGOP: “There is no truth, however, in the Governor’s attempts to lay blame for the consequences of the State’s economic crisis at the feet of the federal government”.


4/24 2:58pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 3pm.


4/24 1:21pm: Gloucester County reported 29 new COVID-19 cases on Friday.


4/24 12:18pm: Atlantic County reported 30 new COVID-19 cases on Friday.


4/24 10:52am: Essex County surpassed 12,000 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.


4/24 8:25am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: April 24th.


4/24 7:56am: The MVC extended closures until May 11th.


4/23 9:20pm: Bergen County surpassed 14,000 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/23 7:40pm: Gloucester County reported 890 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Somerset County reported a total of 2,534 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Warren County reported a total of 729 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Cumberland County reported 424 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Middlesex County reported 9,642 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Burlington County reported 1,974 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.


4/23 7:28pm: The Morris Freeholder Board established a COVID-19 Recovery Task Force.

The Burlington County Freeholders and PBA Local 249 announced they resolved issues relating to the PBA’s complaint regarding surgical masks at the Detention Center.

Sussex County reported a total of 787 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Camden County reported 121 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

Hunterdon County reported a total of 495 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/23 5:29pm: Morris County reported a total of 4,662 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Ocean County reported a total of 5,366 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Senator Menendez blistered Senate Majority Leader McConnell’s comments about letting states go bankrupt, calling it ‘illogical, immoral’ and ‘downright dangerous’.

AG Grewal and State Police Colonel Callahan released the daily update of executive order violations and enforcement actions on Thursday.


4/23 4:37pm: Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced today that he will establish a new advisory panel to assist him and other members of Assembly Leadership on efforts to ensure New Jersey can responsibly recover from the devastating impacts of COVID-19 when the pandemic subsides.


4/23 4:33pm:  Phil Murphy has been very much a bipartisan statesman throughout the ongoing pandemic, trying hard not to criticize the administration of Donald Trump. That seems to be changing.


4/23 3:29pm: Hughes Center analyst (and Insider NJ columnist) Carl Golden discusses the impact of COVID-19 on politics in NJ.

Insider NJ Editorial: Protect Our Cities’ Seniors while Creating Jobs NOW


4/23 2:39pm: The NJ Office of Homeland Security is taking steps to combat COVID-19 disinformation.

Mercer County is nearing 3,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

In Hoboken, Mayor Bhalla reported that the city has surpassed 400 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/23 2:00pm: Atlantic County reported 33 new COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Essex County reported 11,787 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/23 1:06pm: The statewide COVID-19 count grew by 4,427 cases and 307 deaths for a total of 99,989 cases and 5,368 fatalities in total as of Thursday, April 23rd.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

BERGEN:

14,049 Positive Test Results

907 Deaths

HUDSON:

12,645 Positive Test Results

606 Deaths

ESSEX:

11,811 Positive Test Results

932 Deaths

UNION:

10,935 Positive Test Results

515 Deaths

PASSAIC:

9,874 Positive Test Results

350 Deaths

MIDDLESEX:

9,530 Positive Test Results

396 Deaths

OCEAN:

5,444 Positive Test Results

286 Deaths

MONMOUTH:

5,238 Positive Test Results

260 Deaths

MORRIS:

4,680 Positive Test Results

324 Deaths

MERCER:

2,991 Positive Test Results

163 Deaths

SOMERSET:

2,798 Positive Test Results

196 Deaths

CAMDEN:

2,683 Positive Test Results

104 Deaths

BURLINGTON:

1,969 Positive Test Results

76 Deaths

UNKNOWN:

1,108 Positive Test Results

2 Deaths

GLOUCESTER:

899 Positive Test Results

30 Deaths

SUSSEX:

784 Positive Test Results

82 Deaths

WARREN:

719 Positive Test Results

60 Deaths

ATLANTIC:

544 Positive Test Results

30 Deaths

HUNTERDON:

464 Positive Test Results

22 Deaths

CUMBERLAND:

424 Positive Test Results

5 Deaths

CAPE MAY:

236 Positive Test Results

16 Deaths

SALEM:

164 Positive Test Results

6 Deaths


4/23 12:57pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily briefing at 1pm.

Mayor Baraka sent up a distress signal in Newark for federal aid.

Cape May County reported 224 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Insider NJ columnist Alan Joel Steinberg writes ‘Federal Revenue Sharing: A Proposal Phil Murphy Can Effectively Champion


4/23 10:54am: Passaic County surpassed 10,000 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Senator Testa called for an investigation into the NJDOC’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis and called for immediate implementation of extensive management plans.


4/23 10:46am: In Jersey City, Mayor Fulop is proposing an elimination of the Open Space Trust Fund tax in anticipation of the city’s COVID-19 economic fallout; yesterday, Fulop recommended the city withdraw the arts referendum to minimize taxpayer impact.


4/23 9:52am: Senate President Sweeney appointed Senators Ruiz and Singleton to the COVID-19 economic recovery fiscal strategy team, joining Senators Sarlo and Oroho.


4/23 9:40am: The NJDOL reports that unemployment payments have surpassed 500k per week, a 560% jump since last year; $1B has been distributed since the COVID-19 pandemic began.


4/23 9:17am: The HPAE filed a federal complaint against Virtua Health for giving frontline workers defective PPE and respirators.


4/23 8:54am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing for April 23rd.


4/22 8:34pm: In Newark, Mayor Baraka announced the first round of grant awards.

Burlington County reported a total of 1,862 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.

Bergen County reports a total of 13,602 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.


4/22 8:02pm: Middlesex County surpassed 9,000 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.

Sussex County reported a total of 760 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.

Cumberland County reported 391 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Monmouth County surpassed 5,000 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.

AG Grewal and State Police Colonel Callahan released the daily update of executive order violations and enforcement actions on Wednesday.


4/22 6:37pm: Rep. Sherrill led the state’s House delegation in sending a letter to Governor Murphy calling on him to distribute CARES Act funding to less populated counties in the state.


4/22 6:16pm: Camden County reported 97 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

Warren County surpassed 700 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Morris County reported 4,455 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


4/22 6:11pm:  It’s a little surprising today’s Mitch McConnell observation took so long to surface. One gets to that conclusion by thinking back about seven-plus years to the aftermath of Sandy when Republicans in Congress initially balked at providing aid to New Jersey and New York. That prompted an angry outburst by then-Governor Chris Christie.


4/22 3:49pm: The Governor excoriated Senate Minority Leader McConnell over comments he made that it wouldn’t be a bad thing if states went bankrupt; ‘c’mon, man, that is completely and utterly irresponsible‘, said Murphy.

The Governor signed legislation requiring hospitals to report demographic data, including race, of COVID-19 cases to the NJDOH.

Ocean County surpassed 5,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Declan J. O’Scanlon Jr., Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Gerry Scharfenberger called on Governor Murphy to afford small business contractors and construction workers the ability to continue operating if they so choose, while adhering to CDC, N.J. Department of Health, and Social Distancing Guidelines.


4/22 3:05pm: The statewide COVID-19 count grew by 3,551 cases and 314 fatalities over the past day, for a total of 95,865 cases and 5,063 deaths as of Wednesday April 22nd.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

13686 Positive Test Results

876 Deaths

Hudson County:

12039 Positive Test Results

568 Deaths

Essex County:

11387 Positive Test Results

888 Deaths

Union County:

10484 Positive Test Results

481 Deaths

Passaic County:

9392 Positive Test Results

327 Deaths

Middlesex County:

9047 Positive Test Results

369 Deaths

Ocean County:

5234 Positive Test Results

270 Deaths

Monmouth County:

5086 Positive Test Results

251 Deaths

Morris County:

4556 Positive Test Results

309 Deaths

Mercer County:

2845 Positive Test Results

145 Deaths

Somerset County:

2688 Positive Test Results

183 Deaths

Camden County:

2528 Positive Test Results

94 Deaths

Burlington County:

1878 Positive Test Results

68 Deaths

Gloucester County:

856 Positive Test Results

29 Deaths

Sussex County:

743 Positive Test Results

76 Deaths

Warren County:

689 Positive Test Results

55 Deaths

Atlantic County:

505 Positive Test Results

24 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

434 Positive Test Results

21 Deaths

Cumberland County:

382 Positive Test Results

5 Deaths

Cape May County:

227 Positive Test Results

16 Deaths

Salem County:

134 Positive Test Results

6 Deaths


4/22 2:56pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 3pm.

Essex County reported a total of 11,305 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.


4/22 2:33pm: Atlantic County reported 39 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

The NJ Outdoor Alliance released a proposal to re-open state and county parks.


4/22 11:36am: Mercer County reported a total of 2,845 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.

Hunterdon County reported a total of 436 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Gloucester County reported a total of 851 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.


4/22 11:27am: In Jersey City, Mayor Fulop is recommending the city withdraw the arts referendum to minimize the taxpayer impact in the wake of COVID-19.

The mayors of Edison, Metuchen, and Highland Park are seeking to extend the grace period on property tax payments.


4/22 7:46am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing for April 22nd.


4/21 10:35pm: Bergen County reported 13,286 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Sussex County surpassed 700 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.


4/21 10:14pm: Paterson Mayor Sayegh has beaten COVID-19, according to Paterson Times; the mayor says the only symptom he had was a loss of smell.  From the report: ‘Sayegh said an initial x-ray showed he had pneumonia on his left lung. He was prescribed hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin. A later examination showed the same area had cleared. He also took vitamin D, multi-vitamins, and Emergen-C 1,000mg Vitamin C to strengthen his immune system to fight the virus.’

In Middle Township, Mayor Donohue says that Cape May County ‘doesn’t have the option‘ to remain closed through the summer, noting that the economic impact would be felt for years, according to the Press of AC.

From the Philadelphia Inquirer: ‘ Gov. Phil Murphy was at the Jersey Shore on Tuesday to survey blocks of storm damage to the Wildwood boardwalk, but that was far from the number-one thing on people’s minds. “Open the beaches by May 1, 2020!” shouted Staci McGregor, 48, of Wildwood Crest, holding a sign that read, “Stop the Nonsense!”’


4/21 7:57pm: Senator Menendez says he will vote yes on the next COVID-19 relief package.

Rep. Sherrill announced the formation of a bipartisan COVID-19 Regional Recovery Task Force.


4/21 7:25pm: Camden County reported 125 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

Burlington County reported 77 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

Ocean County is nearing 5,000 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Monmouth County is nearing 5,000 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Somerset County reported a total of 2,292 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Cumberland County reported a total of 365 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.


4/21 5:47pm: In Newark, Mayor Baraka urged a continuation of social distancing measures, saying ‘death to the coronavirus. Long live us’. Baraka will call for increased federal funding to assist the city in avoiding a fiscal crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic at a press conference on Thursday.

AG Grewal and State Police Colonel Callahan released the daily update of executive order violations and enforcement actions on Tuesday.

One percent of the people in New Jersey have been infected with the disease. That’s one out of the next 100 people you may see driving on our roads or in the local supermarket. Everyone looks at numbers differently, but that seems to bring home the magnitude of the pandemic.

Warren County reported a total of 625 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Rep. Watson Coleman cosponsored the ‘COVID-19 Every Worker Protection Act of 2020’.

Reps. Smith and Sires introduced legislation requiring refunds for cancelled air travel.


4/21 4:46pm: Morris County reported a total of 4,327 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.


4/21 3:50pm: Middlesex County reported a total of 8,438 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

In response to growing concerns about financial market disruptions on local governments, the Murphy Administration and the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank (I-Bank) have implemented a backstop municipal bond note program.


4/21 3:21pm: Rep. Pascrell introduced the ‘Coverage for COVID-19 Treatment Act of 2020’. Pascrell reacted to a AP report finding no benefit of hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment, saying ‘evidence-based science is the only way out of this crisis, not unproven miracle therapies personally favored by Donald Trump’.

Governor Murphy and DOBI Commissioner Caride announced an expansion of payment relief for student loan borrowers.


4/21 3:04pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 92,387 cases and 4,753 fatalities as of Tuesday, April 21st, an increase of 3,643 cases and 379 deaths since Monday.  7,594 people have been hospitalized, with 751 new hospitalizations on April 20th, and 650 discharges in the past day.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

13,356 Positive Test Results

787 Deaths

Hudson County:

11,150 Positive Test Results

492 Deaths

Essex County:

10,729 Positive Test Results

751 Deaths

Union County:

9,972 Positive Test Results

387 Deaths

Passaic County:

8,479 Positive Test Results

263 Deaths

Middlesex County:

8,346 Positive Test Results

345 Deaths

Ocean County:

4,868 Positive Test Results

222 Deaths

Monmouth County:

4,787 Positive Test Results

230 Deaths

Morris County:

4,236 Positive Test Results

269 Deaths

Mercer County:

2,591 Positive Test Results

122 Deaths

Somerset County:

2,488 Positive Test Results

170 Deaths

Camden County:

2,379 Positive Test Results

81 Deaths

Burlington County:

1,765 Positive Test Results

61 Deaths

Gloucester County:

770 Positive Test Results

25 Deaths

Sussex County:

680 Positive Test Results

64 Deaths

Warren County:

613 Positive Test Results

47 Deaths

Atlantic County:

469 Positive Test Results

19 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

419 Positive Test Results

18 Deaths

Cumberland County:

360 Positive Test Results

4 Deaths

Cape May County:

217 Positive Test Results

15 Deaths

Salem County:

120 Positive Test Results

4 Deaths


4/21 2:58pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s 3pm daily COVID-19 briefing.


4/21 2:29pm: In Paterson, Mayor Sayegh issued an update on the COVID-19 Police Unit’s responses to compliance issues.


4/21 2:02pm: Atlantic County reported 52 new COVID-19 cases and three fatalities on Tuesday.


4/21 12:26pm:  Politics is not easy in a pandemic and that puts New Jersey Republicans in a bind. There has been some partisan criticism of late of the governor’s “lockdown” edicts in the form of press statements, petitions and attempted protests, but you get the impression it’s not going very far. A Monmouth poll arriving today puts Phil Murphy’s approval rating at a robust 71 percent. Clearly, and at least for the moment, a majority of residents are choosing public safety over a quick reopening of the
economy.


4/21 12:13pm: Bergen County Sheriff Cureton offered an update on the COVID-19 cases at the county jail.

Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle will introduce legislation requiring nursing homes to have morgues on site.

Senator Rice called for minority caucus representation on the joint legislative and executive COVID-19 economic recovery task force; Rice commended the selection of Senators Sarlo and Oroho as fiscal strategists for the task force.


4/21 11:40am: Governor Murphy’s job approval rating is at 71% according to a Monmouth poll.  The NJDSC touted the poll.

Mercer County reported a total of 2,753 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Passaic County surpassed 9,000 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.


4/21 10:31am: Insider NJ columnist Alan Joel Steinberg writes ‘Ryan Peters and Jean Stanfield: The Art of Appropriate and Cogent COVID Dissent


4/21 9:58am: Essex County surpassed 11,000 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Gloucester County surpassed 800 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Hunterdon County reported a total of 425 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.


4/21 9:13am: Paterson City Council President Maritza Davila’s call for an emergency meeting of the council on Monday night prompted agreement about the need for a city-based, senior citizen-targeted testing service in Paterson, as two councilmen advocated for their respective ward to serve as the city’s primary COVID-19 testing center.

The Gloucester Township COVID-19 testing site in Camden County is closed today due to weather.  The Camden City site is also closed today.

New Jersey is the nation’s 3rd most slowed down state due to COVID-19, according to WalletHub.

Senator Pennacchio reiterated his call for the use of HCQ as a COVID-19 treatment.

The LD10 legislators called on the Governor’s Office to create a task force to help Jersey Shore businesses.


4/21 12:00am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing for April 21st.


4/20 10:29pm: The NJDOH released a list of long-term care facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks.


4/20 10:07pm: Insider NJ columnist Bob Hennelly writes ‘COVID-19: The Split Screen Experience. By Fixating on Official Data are We Missing a Bigger and More Lethal Picture?

Bergen County surpassed 13,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


4/20 9:26pm: Passaic County Freeholder TJ Best wants parks re-opened. “I’m going to ask the governor to rescind his executive order,” Best added. “We need additional guidelines, because right now it’s hurting more than helping people who need that outlet to prevent community spread.”


4/20 8:48pm: Salem County reported a total of 123 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

Sussex County reported a total of 688 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.


4/20 7:52pm: Senator Rice says he would welcome the National Guard in Newark, saying ‘we don’t need tanks and armor. But the guard would be welcomed in Newark as long as they are here with a humanitarian purpose.’

First Lady Tammy Murphy will host a Facebook Live interview, tomorrow, April 21, at 3:30 p.m., with Dr. Lisa Gittens-Williams to share information for women navigating pregnancy during the COVID-19 global pandemic.


4/20 7:24pm: Governor Phil Murphy announced today that United Airlines and Delta Airlines, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health, are offering free round-trip flights to health care workers coming to New Jersey to help with the state’s efforts to fight the virus.


4/20 6:45pm: Cumberland County reported a total of 344 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

Burlington County reported 110 new COVID-19 cases on Monday.

Ocean County reported a total of 4,822 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

Somerset County reported a total of 2,212 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

Morris County surpassed 4,000 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

In Camden, Mayor Moran and Freeholder Director Cappelli released a statement on the city’s efforts to combat COVID-19.


4/20 6:31pm: Camden County reported 75 new COVID-19 cases and 5 fatalities on Monday.

Middlesex County released a town breakdown of COVID cases on Monday.

Monmouth County reported a total of 4,783 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.


4/20 6:15pm: The ATU State Council wants hazard pay for workers.

Phil Murphy knows people are being inconvenienced; especially high school seniors, golfers and those who like visiting parks. But so what? True, he didn’t exactly say it that way, but there was no confusing the governor’s message at today’s daily briefing.

Assemblyman Petersen will introduce legislation to allow non-essential businesses to reopen if they comply with safety precautions.

AG Grewal and State Police Colonel Callahan released the daily update of executive order violations and enforcement actions on Monday.


4/20 3:44pm: AG Grewal announced a series of virtual town halls to maintain community engagement with law enforcement during the COVID-19 crisis.


4/20 2:37pm: Murphy acknowledged that his team is “anticipating a spike – which will surely come – when we reopen. These viruses can mutate and come back.” That said, he insisted the state has achieved relative stability, leaving open the likelihood of one-off spikes or drops.


4/20 2:19pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 88,806 cases and 4,377 fatalities as of Monday, April 20th, and increase of 3,528 cases and 177 deaths since Sunday.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

13011 Positive Test Results

787 Deaths

Essex County:

10729 Positive Test Results

751 Deaths

Hudson County:

11150 Positive Test Results

492 Deaths

Union County:

9972 Positive Test Results

387 Deaths

Middlesex County:

8346 Positive Test Results

345 Deaths

Morris County:

4236 Positive Test Results

269 Deaths

Passaic County:

8479 Positive Test Results

263 Deaths

Monmouth County:

4787 Positive Test Results

230 Deaths

Ocean County:

4868 Positive Test Results

222 Deaths

Somerset County:

2488 Positive Test Results

170 Deaths

Mercer County:

2591 Positive Test Results

122 Deaths

Camden County:

2255 Positive Test Results

81 Deaths

Sussex County:

680 Positive Test Results

64 Deaths

Burlington County:

1663 Positive Test Results

61 Deaths

Warren County:

613 Positive Test Results

47 Deaths

Gloucester County:

770 Positive Test Results

25 Deaths

Atlantic County:

410 Positive Test Results

19 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

419 Positive Test Results

18 Deaths

Cape May County:

212 Positive Test Results

15 Deaths

Cumberland County:

338 Positive Test Results

4 Deaths

Salem County:

120 Positive Test Results

4 Deaths


4/20 2:14pm: Passaic County reports 8,695 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday; Paterson surpassed 3,000 cases.

In Hoboken, Mayor Bhalla reported that the city is nearing 400 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

In Toms River, Rite Aid will open a self-service COVID-19 swab testing site location on Wednesday.


4/20 1:58pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 2pm.


4/20 1:42pm: Senator Bob Menendez joined with one of his counterparts from the “the other side,” Republican Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, to unveil a $500 billion bill to benefit counties and other local governments.

In Newark, Mayor Baraka announced an emergency fund for non-profits serving Newark residents during the COVID-19 crisis.

Insider NJ columnist Mary Gatta writes ‘The Long Slog of Social Distancing


4/20 12:45pm: If the city was a family, the death of Eddie Cotton of Paterson from the virus made people again aware of their interconnectedness in a particularly painful and devastating way, reminding them of the hazards of building a close-knit community of high density, conditions ready made for the spread of COVID-19.


4/20 12:35pm: Mercer County surpassed 2,500 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

Warren County surpassed 600 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.


4/20 11:47am: Assemblyman Bergen urged Governor Murphy to provide a daily economic status report at his COVID-19 briefings.

Hudson County reports total cases of 10,469 and 626 fatalities as of Monday.


4/20 10:28am: Essex County reported a total of 10,713 COVID-19 cases as of Monday; Newark has surpassed 4,000 cases.


4/20 9:55am: Atlantic County is preparing for economic recovery post-pandemic.

Assemblyman Scharfenberger requested his legislative salary be withheld until UE claims are processed in LD13.

Gloucester County reports 29 new COVID-19 cases on Monday.

The Bridgewater Council passed a resolution expressing disappointment with a lack of federal stimulus funds.


4/20 8:34am: Hunterdon County reported 423 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.


4/20 12:01am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: April 20th.


4/19 8:42pm: Cumberland County surpassed 300 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

Bergen County reported a total of 12,694 COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

Camden County surpassed 2,000 COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

Warren County reported a total of 570 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

Ocean County reported a total of 4,680 COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

Burlington County reported 152 new COVID-10 cases on Sunday


4/19 5:11pm: AG Grewal and State Police Colonel Callahan released the daily update of executive order violations and enforcement actions on Sunday


4/19 4:04pm: Middlesex County released a town breakdown of COVID cases on Saturday.

Somerset County reported a total of 2,144COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

Cape May County reported a total of 204 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

Gloucester County reported a total of 738 COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

Monmouth County reported a total of 4,669 COVID-19 cases on Sunday.


4/19 3:47pm: Governor Murphy and other regional Governors announced their picks for the multi-state council to restore the economy.

Insider NJ columnist Tom Barrett writes ‘Governor Phil Murphy: New Jersey’s ‘Happy Warrior’

As of Sunday, April 19th, the statewide COVID-19 count is 85,301 cases and 4,202 fatalities.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

12,639 Positive Test Results

767 Deaths

Hudson County:

10,486 Positive Test Results

452 Deaths

Essex County:

10,304 Positive Test Results

740 Deaths

Union County:

9,609 Positive Test Results

372 Deaths

Passaic County:

8,288 Positive Test Results

250 Deaths

Middlesex County:

8,017 Positive Test Results

329 Deaths

Monmouth County:

4,669 Positive Test Results

226 Deaths

Ocean County:

4,648 Positive Test Results

217 Deaths

Morris County:

4,136 Positive Test Results

257 Deaths

Mercer County:

2,395 Positive Test Results

113 Deaths

Somerset County:

2,384 Positive Test Results

158 Deaths

Camden County:

2,131 Positive Test Results

74 Deaths

Burlington County:

1,587 Positive Test Results

58 Deaths

Gloucester County:

737 Positive Test Results

24 Deaths

Sussex County:

659 Positive Test Results

62 Deaths

Warren County:

592 Positive Test Results

44 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

407 Positive Test Results

18 Deaths

Atlantic County:

398 Positive Test Results

19 Deaths

Cumberland County:

308 Positive Test Results

4 Deaths

Cape May County:

206 Positive Test Results

14 Deaths

Salem County:

116 Positive Test Results

4 Deaths


4/19 12:45pm: Mercer County reported a total of 2,215 COVID-19 cases on Sunday


4/19 11:23am: Senator Doherty launched on online petition calling on Governor Murphy to allow religious services to resume in the state, with precautions; last week, Doherty said he no longer supports ‘draconian shut down measures’.


4/19 10:55am: Hunterdon County surpassed 400 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.

Essex County surpassed 10,000 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.


4/19 9:16am: Bergen County surpassed 12,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.


4/18 5:36pm: Phil Murphy read the Facebook post from the “Atlantic County surrogate” as he answered questions near the end of today’s briefing. It got him pretty hot – and this is a guy who is always composed in public.

Cumberland County reported a total of 271 COVID-19 cases on Saturday.

Camden County reported 100 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.

Burlington County reported 40 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.

Essex County is nearing 10,000 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday

Sussex County reported 40 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.

Ocean County reported a total of 4,520 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday.

Passaic County surpassed 8,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.

Gloucester County surpassed 700 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.


4/18 3:22pm: Governor Phil Murphy this afternoon pushed back strongly against a statement posted earlier today by a South Jersey official challenging his shutdown order in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

Monmouth County reported a total of 4,528 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday.


4/18 2:07pm: Atlantic County reported 22 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.

Mercer County reported a total of 2,215 COVID-19 cases on Saturday


4/18 1:58pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 81,420 cases and 4,070 fatalities as of Saturday, April 18th.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

12,163 Positive Test Results

741 Deaths

Hudson County:

9,956 Positive Test Results

434 Deaths

Essex County:

9,901 Positive Test Results

732 Deaths

Union County:

8,959 Positive Test Results

356 Deaths

Passaic County:

7,936 Positive Test Results

243 Deaths

Middlesex County:

7,624 Positive Test Results

313 Deaths

Ocean County:

4,548 Positive Test Results

212 Deaths

Monmouth County:

4,528 Positive Test Results

221 Deaths

Morris County:

3,984 Positive Test Results

255 Deaths

Somerset County:

2,283 Positive Test Results

146 Deaths

Mercer County:

2,215 Positive Test Results

110 Deaths

Camden County:

1,918 Positive Test Results

73 Deaths

Burlington County:

1,456 Positive Test Results

57 Deaths

Gloucester County:

683 Positive Test Results

23 Deaths

Sussex County:

626 Positive Test Results

55 Deaths

Warren County:

543 Positive Test Results

39 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

391 Positive Test Results

17 Deaths

Atlantic County:

382 Positive Test Results

19 Deaths

Cumberland County:

272 Positive Test Results

4 Deaths

Cape May County:

199 Positive Test Results

14 Deaths

Salem County:

105 Positive Test Results

4 Deaths


4/18 1:56pm: Confronted with the daily dirge of a frightening and deadly virus, Governor Phil Murphy on Saturday sought broader context to the numbers to prove the effectiveness of social distancing.


4/18 7:20am: Among the enforcement actions announced yesterday: Kim Pagan was charged by the New Jersey State Police with violating the emergency orders by organizing a prohibited event today in Trenton in which protesters gathered outside the State House and at other locations in Trenton to demonstrate against the Governor’s Executive Orders.


4/17 9:38pm: The NJDOH released data on long-term care facilities COVID-19 cases and fatalities.

AG Grewal and Colonel Callahan released the daily update of COVID-19 violations and enforcement actions.


4/17 9:16pm: Somerset County surpassed 2,000 COVID-19 cases on Friday.

Sussex County surpassed 600 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Warren County reported a total of 535 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Bergen County reports a total of 11,864 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.


4/17 9:09pm: Monmouth County reported a total of 4,414 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Salem County surpassed 100 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday. The county released test site data from this week.

Cape May County reached 200 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Cumberland County reported a total of 269 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.


4/17 6:44pm: Senate Republicans called for billions in federal aid to the state.

Burlington County reported a total of 1,385 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Camden County surpassed 1,800 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Ocean County reported a total of 4,432 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Middlesex County released its updated town COVID-19 count list as of Friday.

Morris County reported a total of 3,725 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.


4/17 6:16pm: “Go ahead, it’s on me,” Murphy said, suggesting those aggrieved should blame him, the governor.


4/17 2:55pm: As part of the state’s ongoing effort to combat COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that physicians who are licensed in another country but living in the United States can now apply for a temporary emergency license to practice medicine in New Jersey—the first program of its kind in the country.


4/17 2:29pm: Protesters assembled at the Statehouse today to to assail the stay-at-home order, according to Politico NJ.


4/17 1:23pm: The statewide COVID-19 count climbed by 3,250 cases and 323 fatalities on Friday, bringing the total to 78,476 cases and 3,840 deaths.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

11,863 Positive Test Results

714 Deaths

Essex County:

9,672 Positive Test Results

684 Deaths

Hudson County:

9,636 Positive Test Results

420 Deaths

Union County:

8,429 Positive Test Results

330 Deaths

Passaic County:

7,604 Positive Test Results

221 Deaths

Middlesex County:

7,308 Positive Test Results

309 Deaths

Ocean County:

4,424 Positive Test Results

201 Deaths

Monmouth County:

4,414 Positive Test Results

206 Deaths

Morris County:

3,822 Positive Test Results

232 Deaths

Somerset County:

2,195 Positive Test Results

135 Deaths

Mercer County:

2,123 Positive Test Results

101 Deaths

Camden County:

1,807 Positive Test Results

64 Deaths

Burlington County:

1,366 Positive Test Results

54 Deaths

Gloucester County:

664 Positive Test Results

22 Deaths

Sussex County:

591 Positive Test Results

54 Deaths

Warren County:

521 Positive Test Results

36 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

385 Positive Test Results

16 Deaths

Atlantic County:

370 Positive Test Results

17 Deaths

Cumberland County:

263 Positive Test Results

3 Deaths

Cape May County:

189 Positive Test Results

14 Deaths

Salem County:

102 Positive Test Results

4 Deaths


4/17 12:51pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 daily briefing at 1pm.


4/17 12:29pm: Essex County reported a total of 9,656 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Senate President Sweeney appointed Senators Sarlo and Oroho as fiscal recovery strategists.


4/17 11:56am: Gloucester County reported 38 new COVID-19 cases on Friday.

Atlantic County reported five new fatalities on Friday.

Mercer County reported a total of 2,123 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield calls for the opening of state and county parks.

Speaker Coughlin released a statement on reports of a borrowing plan to shore up revenues.

Assemblyman Webber says any borrowing plan for operating expenses is unconstitutional.


4/17 9:46am: Former Paterson Councilman  Ed Cotton passed away due to COVID-19, according to Paterson Times; he was the husband of current Ward 4 Councilwoman Ruby Cotton.  Read Insider NJ’s tribute to Cotton here.


4/17 12:00am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing for April 17th.


4/16 9:58pm: Warren County surpassed 500 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Bergen County surpassed 11,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Burlington County reported 47 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, announced the following recent enforcement actions related to COVID-19.


4/16 8:33pm: Cumberland County reported a total of 259 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Middlesex County released a town breakdown of 6,652 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Hunterdon County reported a total of 383 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/16 7:20pm: Cape May County reported a total of 190 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/16 5:45pm: Camden County reported 150 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

Gloucester County reported 19 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

When 10 members of Congress get together, something is bound to happen.

Monmouth County reported a total of 4,299 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Sussex County says its ‘extremely concerned‘ about the situation at the Andover subacute and rehab facilities.

Somerset County reported a total of 1,921 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Salem County reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

Passaic County reported a total of 7,599 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/16 4:31pm: Morris County reported a total of 3,635 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/16 4:05pm: Social media reverberated today with news of a planned protest in Trenton over the state’s shut-down order. Around the same time, we heard state Sen. Joe Pennacchio call for Senate hearings tocritically look at how Phil Murphy is handling the pandemic.


4/16 3:59pm: Ocean County reported a total of 4,254 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/16 3:27pm: Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency has unanimously voted to suspend rent increases at all eligible properties within the Agency’s portfolio, which includes 36,000 rental units across the state.


4/16 2:04pm: Governor Murphy wants bonds to offset billions lost due to COVID-19, according to Bloomberg. From the report: The borrowing would be repaid with sales taxes, with a guarantee that the levy — currently 6.625% — would increase if needed. The bill also pledges a higher property-tax levy if necessary, to be collected by towns. New Jersey has the nation’s highest property taxes, with the average bill hitting $8,953 last year.


4/16 1:37pm: AG Grewal announced that his office is investigating the conditions of nursing homes and long-term care facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and will provide updates only if there are enforcement actions.


4/16 1:25pm: The statewide COVID-19 count climbed by at 4,391 cases and 362 fatalities on Thursday, April 16th, bringing the statewide total to 75,317 cases and 3,518 deaths.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

11,409 Positive Test Results

668 Deaths

Hudson County:

9,165 Positive Test Results

365 Deaths

Essex County:

9,084 Positive Test Results

642 Deaths

Union County:

7,904 Positive Test Results

301 Deaths

Passaic County:

7,317 Positive Test Results

211 Deaths

Middlesex County:

6,994 Positive Test Results

278 Deaths

Monmouth County:

4,299 Positive Test Results

190 Deaths

Ocean County:

4,272 Positive Test Results

185 Deaths

Morris County:

3,701 Positive Test Results

216 Deaths

Somerset County:

2,103 Positive Test Results

121 Deaths

Mercer County:

2,037 Positive Test Results

87 Deaths

Camden County:

1,734 Positive Test Results

60 Deaths

Burlington County:

1,326 Positive Test Results

52 Deaths

Gloucester County:

624 Positive Test Results

18 Deaths

Sussex County:

578 Positive Test Results

43 Deaths

Warren County:

501 Positive Test Results

33 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

373 Positive Test Results

15 Deaths

Atlantic County:

344 Positive Test Results

13 Deaths

Cumberland County:

223 Positive Test Results

3 Deaths

Cape May County:

186 Positive Test Results

10 Deaths

Salem County:

95 Positive Test Results

4 Deaths


4/16 1:23pm: The Governor announced that schools will remain closed through May 15th.


4/16 12:59pm: Mercer County surpassed 2,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Gloucester County will open its third COVID-19 drive-thru testing site next Thursday.

In Hoboken, Mayor Bhalla reported that a police officer is among 10 new COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/16 12:52pm: Senator Pennacchio called for a Senate Select Oversight Committee to investigate the Administration’s handling of the COVID-19 response, saying ‘some of the policies make no sense’.


4/16 12:49pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 daily briefing at 1pm.


4/16 12:45pm: Atlantic County reached 350 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Insider NJ columnist Carl Golden writes ‘Murphy Closes in on His Budgetary White Whale

Assemblyman DePhillips voiced his support for a ban on public pension investment in Chinese pharma companies.


4/16 11:02am: According to estimates released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, total nonfarm wage and salary employment in New Jersey decreased by 31,800 in March to a seasonally adjusted level of 4,210,100


4/16 9:37am: Essex County surpassed 9,000 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/16 9:10am: New Jersey saw a noticeable decline in the number of new unemployment claims filed for the week ending Saturday, while the number of workers who have sought jobless benefits since mid-March surpassed 718,000.


4/16 8:01am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing for April 16th.


4/15 10:25pm: Passaic County surpassed 7,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Bergen County reported a total of 10,898 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.


4/15 10:10pm: Salem County reported 9 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

Monmouth County reported 4,122 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Cumberland County reported a total of 214 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.


4/15 10:04pm: Burlington County reported 73 new COVID-19 cases and 19 fatalities on Wednesday.

Governor Murphy went toe-to-toe with Tucker Carlson tonight on Fox News, pressed on his lockdown orders and whether he considered the constitutional questions surrounding park closures and large-gathering bans.


4/15 7:51pm:  Middlesex County released a town breakdown of 6,280 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.


4/15 6:15pm: Camden County surpassed 1,500 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.

Ocean County reported 3,970 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Warren County reported a total of 483 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.

Hunterdon County reported a total of 364 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.

Republican Senate Budget Committee members urged Governor Murphy to re-examine his budget priorities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.


4/15 5:53pm: Phil Murphy was asked today if he worries about people getting “sloppy” and “stupid” as we are now in the second month of a shut-down state.

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, announced the following recent enforcement actions against violators of Governor Murphy’s Emergency Orders related to COVID-19.

Can you fit hydroxychloroquine on a bumper sticker? How about a campaign poster? Someone may try given the fact this heretofore little-known anti-malaria drug is now in the middle of a political debate.

Insider NJ columnist Mary Gatta writes ‘COVID-19 Has Made Clear That New Jersey Needs to Raise the Tipped Minimum Wage


4/15 3:32pm: Morris County reported a total of 3,469 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.


4/15 3:24pm: Senator Mike Doherty says he no longer supports Governor Murphy’s ‘draconian shut down measures’, and that Murphy ‘needs to stop his one size all approach’ that is ‘destroying small businesses and sending millions of NJ residents into poverty’.


4/15 3:14pm: Insider NJ columnist Carl Golden writes ‘Covid-9 Crisis Deprives Biden of a Big Campaign Moment

Senator Testa says its time for the state to stop investing in Chinese pharma companies.

Assemblyman Rooney called on Governor Murphy to extend county and municipal budget deadlines.


4/15 2:11pm: Somerset County reported 1,827 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


4/15 2:01pm: As of this weekend, the Union County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Center has surpassed 7,000 tests to Union County residents, emergency responders and medical personnel from more than 180 municipalities in New Jersey.


4/15 1:56pm: Gloucester County reached 600 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


4/15 1:47pm: The Treasury reported March revenues were up 3.6%, and that the impact of COVID-19 likely won’t materialize until the April numbers are released.


4/15 1:02pm: The statewide COVID-19 count grew by 2,625 cases and 351 deaths since Tuesday, for a total of 71,030 cases and 3,156 fatalities as of Wednesday, April 15th.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

10,848 Positive Test Results

608 Deaths

Essex County:

8,579 Positive Test Results

590 Deaths

Hudson County:

8,511 Positive Test Results

312 Deaths

Union County:

7,438 Positive Test Results

269 Deaths

Passaic County:

6,750 Positive Test Results

182 Deaths

Middlesex County:

6,576 Positive Test Results

248 Deaths

Monmouth County:

4,122 Positive Test Results

167 Deaths

Ocean County:

4,016 Positive Test Results

166 Deaths

Morris County:

3,525 Positive Test Results

212 Deaths

Somerset County:

2,001 Positive Test Results

101 Deaths

Mercer County:

1,856 Positive Test Results

76 Deaths

Camden County:

1,587 Positive Test Results

49 Deaths

Burlington County:

1,261 Positive Test Results

45 Deaths

Gloucester County:

602 Positive Test Results

14 Deaths

Sussex County:

551 Positive Test Results

41 Deaths

Warren County:

468 Positive Test Results

30 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

356 Positive Test Results

14 Deaths

Atlantic County:

322 Positive Test Results

13 Deaths

Cumberland County:

210 Positive Test Results

3 Deaths

Cape May County:

178 Positive Test Results

10 Deaths

Salem County:

84 Positive Test Results

4 Deaths


4/15 12:51pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 daily briefing for April 15th at 1pm.


4/15 12:46pm: In a guest column on Insider NJ, Cedric Hunter writes ‘The Days of Covid-19: Paying the Price for Collective Hubris


4/15 11:26am: Atlantic County reported 35 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

Mercer County released a town breakdown of COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday; Trenton has surpassed 400 cases alone.


4/15 11:18am: The LD1 legislators are launching an Economic Recovery Task Force.


4/15 11:03am: In a guest column on Insider NJ, Assemblyman Ryan Peters writes ‘Construction Should Remain Open. Here’s How.


4/15 10:55am: Essex County reported over 8,500 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


4/15 9:34am: In Boonton, a COVID-19 outbreak has been reported at the NJ Firemen’s Home, according to the Daily Record.


4/15 7:34am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing for April 15th.


4/14 10:51pm: Bergen County reported a total of 10,442 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Cape May County reported a total of 179 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.


4/14 8:56pm: Burlington County reported 57 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

Hunterdon County reported a total of 353 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Warren County reported a total of 427 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.


4/14 8:18pm: Governor Murphy took action on legislation.


4/14 7:55pm: AG Grewal and State Police Colonel Callahan released the daily update of COVID-19 executive order violations.


4/14 7:27pm: Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S2374), which expands protections of the Family Leave Act to allow employees forced to take time off to care for a family member during the COVID-19 outbreak with up to 12 weeks of unpaid family leave in a 24-month period without losing their jobs.


4/14 6:31pm: Donald Trump watches a lot of TV. That’s something everybody knows. And we learned today that it’s not only Fox News that the president enjoys – it’s apparently Turner Classic Movies as well.

Cumberland County surpassed 200 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Ocean County reported a total of 3,841 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Sussex County reported 38 new COVID-19 cases and 2 fatalities on Tuesday.


4/14 6:05pm: Morris County reported a total of 3,356 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Middlesex County released a town-by-town breakdown of COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Camden County reported 95 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.


4/14 2:55pm: Monmouth County surpassed 4,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Somerset County reported a total of 1,742 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.


4/14 2:15pm: AG Grewal announced that over 10,000 out-of-state healthcare workers have been licensed to assist in the state’s fight against COVID-19.

Atlantic County confirmed 16 new COVID-19 cases and 4 fatalities on Tuesday.


4/14 1:20pm: The statewide COVID-19 count grew by 4,059 COVID-19 cases and 365 fatalities in the past 24 hours, for a total of 68,824 cases and 2,805 deaths as of Tuesday, April 14th.  As of Monday evening, 8,185 people have been hospitalized total and 514 have been discharged in the past 24 hours.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Bergen County:

10,426 Positive Test Results

550 Deaths

Hudson County:

8,242 Positive Test Results

277 Deaths

Essex County:

8,212 Positive Test Results

535 Deaths

Union County:

7,265 Positive Test Results

238 Deaths

Passaic County:

6,438 Positive Test Results

156 Deaths

Middlesex County:

6,313 Positive Test Results

216 Deaths

Monmouth County:

4,003 Positive Test Results

145 Deaths

Ocean County:

3,833 Positive Test Results

149 Deaths

Morris County:

3,424 Positive Test Results

192 Deaths

Somerset County:

1,911 Positive Test Results

91 Deaths

Mercer County:

1,731 Positive Test Results

71 Deaths

Camden County:

1,477 Positive Test Results

41 Deaths

Burlington County:

1,207 Positive Test Results

28 Deaths

Gloucester County:

587 Positive Test Results

11 Deaths

Sussex County:

535 Positive Test Results

39 Deaths

Warren County:

442 Positive Test Results

25 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

349 Positive Test Results

11 Deaths

Atlantic County:

284 Positive Test Results

11 Deaths

Cumberland County:

201 Positive Test Results

3 Deaths

Cape May County:

169 Positive Test Results

10 Deaths

Salem County:

73 Positive Test Results

4 Deaths


4/14 1:11pm: Mercer County reported a total of 1,731 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Essex County surpassed 8,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday; Newark has surpassed 3,000 cases alone.


4/14 1:06pm: Morris County needs more people. And if that fails, let’s forget about the letter of the law – by a tiny bit at least. That’s today’s bipartisan appeal by federal and state representatives regarding the coronavirus.


4/14 1pm: The Corriell Institute is offering services to create viral testing collection tubes.

The NJ Outdoor Alliance slammed Monday’s Assembly shut-down of Assemblyman Webber’s challenge to the Governor’s order to close state and county parks, calling it a ‘joke’ and saying its ‘easy to kowtow to a Governor in a crisis, much harder to show the courage to buck him when he is wrong’. Last week, the NJOA blistered Murphy on parks amid growing backlash over the closures.

Rep. Payne announced $148M in COVID-19 relief funds for Newark Liberty Airport.

1199SEIU called on legislators to investigate conditions at nursing homes and demanded better protections for workers.

Warren County Freeholder Kern sent a letter to Governor Murphy in support of the state’s House delegation’s request that a portion of the state’s federal COVID-19 resources be directed to Warren County.

In Red Bank, SoupKitchen411 launched the FeedNJ campaign, co-chaired by Speaker Coughlin and Port Authority Chairman O’Toole.

Senator O’Scanlon called on lawmakers to coordinate efforts to reclaim the state’s manufacturing and pharmaceutical industry leadership.


4/14 12:48pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.


4/14 12:48pm: Sussex County residents can now access the COVID-19 testing site in Morris County.

Gloucester County reported 22 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.


4/14 12:35pm: The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office released COVID-19 data on jail inmates and staff.


4/14 9:51am: The rate of the virus’ spread in Burlington County appears to be slowing, according to the Burlington County Times.

Governor Murphy’s tour of the medical station in Atlantic City has been cancelled, according to the Press of AC.


4/14 12:00am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing for April 14th.

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