Insider NJ’s COVID-19 Information Update Center (April 1st-April 13th)

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This is an archived version of update posts from April 1st-April 13th; for the most recent live version of the update center, go here


4/13 8:41pm: Salem County reported 7 new COVID-19 cases on Monday.

Cumberland County reported a total of 190 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

Sussex County reported a total of 500 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

Burlington County reported 47 new COVID-19 cases on Monday.


4/13 7:04pm: Governor Murphy announced he’ll sign legislation extending the state’s income and corporate tax filing deadline to July 15th.


4/13 7:00pm: Hunterdon County reports a total of 338 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

Warren County surpassed 400 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


4/13 6:40pm: Passaic County surpassed 6,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.

Hunterdon and Somerset Counties will operate a joint COVID-19 testing site starting April 16th.

Hudson County reported a total of 7,858 COVID-19 cases and 313 fatalities as of Monday.

Cape May County reported a total of 167 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

Senate President Sweeney introduced legislation expanding access to workers’ compensation.


4/13 6:25pm: Camden County reported 127 new COVID-19 cases and 10 new fatalities on Monday.

Morris County surpassed 3,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


4/13 6:08pm:  There’s nothing like togetherness. And with that in mind, Phil Murphy, Andy Cuomo and the governors of four other northeast states (Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island) were “together” today to plot ways to reopen American society in their parts of the world.

Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26) this evening tried and failed to get the New Jersey Assembly behind him to challenge Goveror Phil Murphy’s executive order to shut down state parks as part of his COVID-19 combat plan.


4/13 4:39pm: AG Grewal and State Police Colonel Callahan issued the daily update on charges against violators of the Governor’s executive orders.


4/13 3:54pm: The Governor signed an executive order prohibiting telecommunications companies from terminating certain services due to nonpayment during the state of emergency.


4/13 3:37pm: County leaders commended an initiative to screen all Essex Jail detainees and inmates for COVID-19.


4/13 3:32pm: Ocean County reports a total of 3,632 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.


4/13 3:13pm: The statewide COVID-19 count is 64,585 cases and 2,443 fatalities as of Monday, April 13th.  Bergen County, which has the highest count of any county in the state, surpassed 10,000 cases as of Monday.

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

Positives Pending
1,203

Deaths Pending
2

Bergen County:

10,092 Positive Test Results

482 Deaths

Hudson County:

7,879 Positive Test Results

236 Deaths

Essex County:

7,634 Positive Test Results

433 Deaths

Union County:

6,636 Positive Test Results

217 Deaths

Middlesex County:

5,987 Positive Test Results

204 Deaths

Passaic County:

5,950 Positive Test Results

136 Deaths

Monmouth County:

3,875 Positive Test Results

127 Deaths

Ocean County:

3,593 Positive Test Results

141 Deaths

Morris County:

3,225 Positive Test Results

162 Deaths

Somerset County:

1,809 Positive Test Results

85 Deaths

Mercer County:

1,646 Positive Test Results

53 Deaths

Camden County:

1,401 Positive Test Results

35 Deaths

Burlington County:

1,155 Positive Test Results

24 Deaths

Gloucester County:

566 Positive Test Results

9 Deaths

Sussex County:

508 Positive Test Results

38 Deaths

Warren County:

416 Positive Test Results

24 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

325 Positive Test Results

11 Deaths

Atlantic County:

267 Positive Test Results

8 Deaths

Cumberland County:

187 Positive Test Results

3 Deaths

Cape May County:

164 Positive Test Results

9 Deaths

Salem County:

66 Positive Test Results

4 Deaths


4/13 3:03pm: The NJGOP is calling on New Jersey’s Congressional delegation to step up and take action to lift China’s statutorily granted sovereign immunity. This would allow the State of New Jersey to formally file a lawsuit against the Communist Party of China (CPC) for damages to our businesses, healthcare workers and others.


4/13 2:37pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 3pm.


4/13 2:26pm: New York has reached a COVID-19 plateau. New Jersey has not. Still, area governors came together on a conference call with reporters to try to compose a harmonized response to gearing up for the next step: reopening the economy in a “coordinated and cooperative way,” in the words ofNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo.


4/13 2:21pm: Middlesex County released a town breakdown of 5,665 COVID-19 cases as of Monday. The county is offering mass scale saliva-based COVID-19 testing at its test site.


4/13 1:25pm: Mercer County reported 1,646 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


4/13 1:17pm: Like a proverbial mariner, we are all collectively struggling to chart a course out of the coronavirus maelstrom for ourselves, our families for our nation and our world.


4/13 12:56pm: The most avid enemies of government might have had occasion for their own private home-bound endzone dances today only to get short circuited in the end by a senate session which dogged it out to finish the mission despite all early indicators of a virtual no-survivors trainwreck.


4/13 12:54pm: Somerset County reports 1,664 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday.


4/13 12:05pm:  About a week ago, Democrat Josh Gottheimer and Republican Steve Oroho came together to demand more federal relief money for Sussex and Warren counties on the state’s northern and western frontier. Now the appeal is growing.


4/13 11:41am: Gloucester County reports 36 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning.

Atlantic County reported 14 new COVID-19 cases and two fatalities on Monday.

Salem County is beginning COVID-19 testing next week.


4/13 11:27am: The state’s House delegation requested a portion of federal resources for the state be directed to Warren, Sussex, Salem, and Hunterdon Counties.


4/13 11:23am: Legislation sponsored by Senators Sarlo, Oroho, and Bucco that would extend the state’s tax filing deadline and lengthen the fiscal year passed the Senate this morning.


4/13 11:22am: Camden County surpassed 1,250 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.


4/13 11:15am: Cape May County reports a total of 145 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday.

Hunterdon County reports a total of 324 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

Burlington County surpassed 1,000 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

Ocean County surpassed 3,500 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.


4/13 10:55am: Somerset County topped 1,500 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Passaic County reported 5,770 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Monmouth County reported 3,768 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Cumberland County reported a total of 179 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.


4/13 10:35am: Middlesex County released a town-by-town breakdown of over 5,400 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

Gloucester County topped 500 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.


4/13 10:30am: Essex County reports over 7,500 COVID-19 cases total as of Monday morning.


4/13 12:00am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: April 13th.


4/12 9:25pm: The state’s total COVID-19 count surpassed 60,000 cases as of Sunday.


4/11 1:25pm: The Governor announced the strengthening of the state’s social distancing requirements by residents, including wearing face masks while picking up takeout, starting on Monday.


4/11 1:21pm: Here’s the county breakdown of COVID-19 cases as of Saturday.


4/11 12:54pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.


4/11 9:12am:  Beware making jokes about COVID-19. Tom Malinowski seemingly forgot about that Thursday afternoon during an online “Congress in your kitchen” session with constituents.


4/11 9:05am: Governor Murphy signed an executive order granting a temporary reprieve to certain at-risk prison inmates.


4/10 9:18pm: Burlington County reported 971 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.


4/10 6:58pm: In Jersey City, former Councilwoman Richardson passed away due to COVID-19 complications.

Middlesex County released a town-by-town breakdown of 4,719 COVID-19 cases on Friday; the NJDOH cites 5,063 cases total as of Friday.


4/10 6:30pm: Gloucester County reported 454 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Cumberland County reported 151 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Monmouth County topped 3,500 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Somerset County reported a total of 1,445 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.


4/10 6:09pm: In Newark, Mayor Baraka announced ‘Be Still Mondays‘ for a near-complete shutdown of the city.

Ocean County reported a total of 3,273 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.


4/10 3:27pm: The NJ Food Council offered safety tips for grocery store shoppers as the Governor’s order to wear face masks takes effect.

The NJ Outdoor Alliance blistered Governor Murphy over comments that he’s ‘not too concerned’ about closing state and county parks amid a growing backlash; the group said the Governor ‘wants to play the tough guy’ and is ‘dead wrong in his actions’.

Camden County reported 84 new COVID-19 cases on Friday.


4/10 1:28pm: Here’s what’s on tap under the Gold Dome on Monday.

AG Grewal and State Police Colonel Callahan issued the daily update of charges against violators of the Governor’s executive orders.


4/10 1:10pm: Reps. Gottheimer and Pascrell urged congressional leaders to address the doctor shortage in New Jersey in the next federal COVID-19 relief package.


4/10 12:33pm: Atlantic County reported 24 new COVID-19 cases on Friday.

Mercer County reported a total of 1,282 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.

Essex County reported 6,549 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.

Senator O’Scanlon and Assemblymembers DiMaso and Scherfenberger called on the Governor to rescind restrictions on doctors prescribing hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment.

Stockton University will provide temporary housing for medical personnel.

New Jersey political consultant Rich Castaldo launched ‘mycovidhelper.com’ as a resource for COVID-19.


4/10 10:33am: According to the NJDOH, there have been 3,627 new cases, for a statewide total of  54,588 cases, on Friday, April 10th.  There has been an additional 232 fatalities, for a statewide total of 1,932 deaths.

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

649 Positives Pending Further Information

2 Deaths Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

8,928 Positive Test Results

390 Deaths

Essex County:

6,580 Positive Test Results

352 Deaths

Hudson County:

6,411 Positive Test Results

163 Deaths

Union County:

5,575 Positive Test Results

161 Deaths

Middlesex County:

5,060 Positive Test Results

168 Deaths

Passaic County:

5,017 Positive Test Results

101 Deaths

Monmouth County:

3,496 Positive Test Results

107 Deaths

Ocean County:

3,269 Positive Test Results

121 Deaths

Morris County:

2,771 Positive Test Results

135 Deaths

Somerset County:

1,523 Positive Test Results

69 Deaths

Mercer County:

1,282 Positive Test Results

39 Deaths

Camden County:

1,072 Positive Test Results

29 Deaths

Burlington County:

954 Positive Test Results

22 Deaths

Gloucester County:

447 Positive Test Results

8 Deaths

Sussex County:

413 Positive Test Results

26 Deaths

Warren County:

337 Positive Test Results

15 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

293 Positive Test Results

7 Deaths

Atlantic County:

211 Positive Test Results

6 Deaths

Cumberland County:

138 Positive Test Results

3 Deaths

Cape May County:

116 Positive Test Results

5 Deaths

Salem County:

46 Positive Test Results

3 Deaths


4/10 10:32am: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1030am.


4/10 9:29am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 4/10/2020


4/10 9:10am: The NJ Doctor Patient Alliance joined Senator Pennacchio’s call to allow doctors to treat COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine.

In Jersey City, the city launched a $3M Local Relief Fund.


4/9 9:34pm: Union City has nearly 800 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Cape May County reported 116 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Cumberland County reported 134 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Warren County reported a total of 336 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Middlesex County released a town-by-town breakdown of 3,880 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday; the NJDOH cites 4,628 cases total as of Wednesday.

Bergen County reports a total of 8,438 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Burlington County reported an additional 50 COVID-19 cases on Thursday.


4/9 6:43pm: AG Grewal and State Police Colonel Callahan issued the daily update on charges against violators of the Governor’s executive orders.


4/9 6:15pm: Camden County reported 132 new COVID-19 cases and 7 fatalities on Thursday.

Monmouth County reported 3,262 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Salem County reported 7 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

Passaic County reported a total of 4,824 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Sussex County reported 35 new COVID-19 cases and 2 fatalities on Thursday.

Assemblyman Rooney called on the NJDOH to force compliance on COVID-19 reporting requirements of nursing homes.


4/9 5:54pm: 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


4/9 4:43pm: Ocean County topped 3,000 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.

Camden County’s COVID-19 testing site is extending operations.


4/9 4:04pm: The Senate introduced a series of COVID-19 response bills, to be taken up at the electronic voting session on Monday.

Morris County topped 2,500 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.


4/9 3:53pm: Here are the COVID-19 case counts in key towns statewide as of Thursday.

Phil Murphy defended his move today to close parks, saying he didn’t take the action “to be a jerk.” It all had to do with the facts at hand.

Atlantic County will open its COVID-19 testing site to symptomatic residents on April 14th and 16th.


4/9 3:25pm: Mercer County topped 1,000 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Atlantic County reported a total of 198 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/9 2:29pm: Senator Cunningham introduced legislation to protect private student loan borrowers.


4/9 2:10pm: Governor Murphy addressed the positive test of one of his top aides, chief counsel Matt Platkin, saying ‘we need him’.

Gloucester County will open a second COVID-19 test site next week.

Mayors Baraka, Green, Vauss, and Warren released an update on the four-city COVID-19 lockdown.

Senator Doherty urged Governor Murphy to reverse HCQ rules on doctors.


4/9 1:47pm: Insider NJ columnist Carl Golden writes ‘Callahan Makes My Day


4/9 1:33pm: Somerset County reported a total of 1,279 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

Gloucester County reported 74 new COVID-19 cases and 1 fatality on Thursday.


4/9 1:22pm: Exclaiming not one but two, ‘gosh gollies’, the Governor doubled down on his closing of state and county parks, saying ‘we had to do it’ and urging people to be careful if they are on the streets. He noted unequivocally an enormous amount of gatherings in the parks pre-closure, and numerous out of state license plates.  “We did this because of congregations,” Murphy said. “We didn’t take this lightly, but based on the facts as we saw them.”


4/9 1:10pm:This is no time for convenience‘, says Governor Murphy, and ‘never let us ever let this get abstract’.


4/9 1:02pm: The NJDOH reports that as of Thursday, April 9th, there are 51,027 COVID-19 cases and 1700 fatalities statewide, an increase of 3,748 cases and 198 fatalities since Wednesday. Of the cases, 7,363 are hospitalized, 604 have been discharged; 846 are in critical care, 1,523 are in intensive care, and 4,619 are in medical surgical, according of NJDOH.

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

996 Positives Pending Further Information

12 Deaths Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

8,343 Positive Test Results

345 Deaths

Essex County:

6,069 Positive Test Results

312 Deaths

Hudson County:

5,879 Positive Test Results

132 Deaths

Union County:

5,203 Positive Test Results

145 Deaths

Passaic County:

4,690 Positive Test Results

82 Deaths

Middlesex County:

4,628 Positive Test Results

152 Deaths

Monmouth County:

3,248 Positive Test Results

98 Deaths

Ocean County:

3,093 Positive Test Results

119 Deaths

Morris County:

2,645 Positive Test Results

117 Deaths

Somerset County:

1,335 Positive Test Results

59 Deaths

Mercer County:

1,161 Positive Test Results

36 Deaths

Camden County:

990 Positive Test Results

23 Deaths

Burlington County:

883 Positive Test Results

21 Deaths

Gloucester County:

413 Positive Test Results

8 Deaths

Sussex County:

392 Positive Test Results

21 Deaths

Warren County:

319 Positive Test Results

1 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

286 Positive Test Results

4 Deaths

Atlantic County:

191 Positive Test Results

4 Deaths

Cumberland County:

111 Positive Test Results

3 Deaths

Cape May County:

109 Positive Test Results

3 Deaths

Salem County:

43 Positive Test Results

3 Deaths


4/9 12:56pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.


4/9 12:24pm:  The stats don’t lie. But what they do is confirm a political upheaval in the suburbs.


4/9 11:16am: Essex County topped 6,000 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/9 11:08am: Senate President Sweeney and Senators Ruiz and Thompson formed a education taskforce to confront COVID-19 challenges to schools, students, and families.


4/9 10:21am: NJDSC Chairman Currie applauded the Governor’s decision to push back the primary election.

Camden County is holding its third virtual town hall this afternoon.

Rep. Sherrill co-sponsored the Coronavirus Community Relief Act.


4/9 12:25am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing for April 9th.


4/8 10:26pm: In Trenton, the city’s mandatory 8pm curfew will remain in effect, according to Mayor Gusciora, despite Governor Murphy’s calling it a ‘recommendation’ rather than a mandate; Gusciora said ‘it’s still across the board. We’re dealing with a separate issue. The governor’s making an opinion. With all due respect, that wasn’t the language in our emergency declaration’, according to the Trentonian.


4/8 10:09pm: Governor Murphy’s chief counsel Matt Platkin tested positive for COVID-19, according to NJ.com.


4/8 9:58pm: AG Grewal and State Police Colonel Callahan issued the daily update on charges against violators of the Governor’s executive orders.


4/8 8:45pm: Hunterdon County reported 277 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Cape May County reported a total of 111 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.


4/8 7:26pm: Senate President Sweeney discussed the COVID-19 impact on the state with Steve Adubato on State of Affairs (video).


4/8 7:10pm: Warren County opened its drive-thru COVID-19 testing site. The county reported a total of 302 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.

Middlesex County released a town-by-town breakdown of 3,096 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday; the NJDOH cites 4,156 cases total as of Wednesday.


4/8 6:55pm: Cumberland County reported a total of 92 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.

Sussex County reported a total of 355 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.


4/8 6:33pm: Burlington County reported a total of 844 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.

Monmouth County reported a total of 3,042 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.

Camden County reported 96 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.


4/8 6:27pm:  Up until today, one of the challenges of shopping was finding toilet paper. Now it’s shopping itself.


4/8 6:25pm: In Newark, Mayor Baraka urged Newarkers to ‘get tough‘, saying ‘do push-ups instead of pointing fingers’.


4/8 4:07pm: Morris County reported a total of 2,449 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.

Ocean County reports 2,846 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.


4/8 4:02pm: Atlantic County Executive Levinson refuted claims that the county isn’t being transparent in releasing town-by-town breakdowns of COVID-19 cases, saying ‘I have concerns about advertising this information, but others seemingly do not. It is pointless for us to continue to subject ourselves to this unnecessary criticism’; the county released a town-by-town breakdown as of Wednesday.


4/8 3:25pm: Senators Booker and Menendez and Rep. Pascrell announced the extension of school lunches into the summer for needy children. The three called on the FDA to heed science, not politics, in approving therapeutics for COVID-19.

The AFL-CIO demanded Governor Murphy and the Legislature reform workers’ comp rules for workers infected with COVID-19.

Booker pressed Amazon on the treatment and safety of frontline warehouse workers.

Senator Pennacchio said that the state’s rules on the use of hydroxychloroquine are hurting minority communities, citing a USA Today report that black individuals are overwhelmingly dying in cities across the nation; more doctors have been adding support to Pennacchio’s HCQ call, who says ‘in my bone of bones, I think this works‘.

NJDOH Commissioner Johnson joined healthcare groups and advocates to address options and protections available to residents during the COVID-19 crisis.


4/8 2:17pm: The Governor says he doesn’t plan to revisit his decision to close state and county parks.


4/8 2:09pm: In a guest column on Insider NJ, NJPRA Executive Director Kimberley Higgs writes ‘The Invisible Health-force: Mental Health Workers on the Front Line


4/8 1:57pm: Somerset County reported 1,140 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday.

Gloucester County reported 22 new COVID-19 cases and 1 fatality on Wednesday.


4/8 1:41pm: Morris County will continue testing tomorrow and Friday at its COVID-19 site.

Here are the COVID-19 counts in key towns across the state as of April 8th.


4/8 1:35pm: Senator Rice will introduce legislation requiring hospitals to report COVID-19 demographic data to the NJDOH to pinpoint specific community impacts.


4/8 1:22pm: The Governor announced that the state’s primary election will be moved from June to July 7th.  He also has ordered people to wear face coverings at essential stores.


4/8 1:07pm: Uber announced a donation of $350k in meals to state healthcare workers.


4/8 1:05pm: According to the NJDOH, the statewide COVID-19 count as of Wednesday, April 8th is 47,437 cases and 1,504 fatalities, an increase of 3,088 cases and 275 fatalities from Tuesday.

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

1,362 Positives Pending Further Information

4 Deaths Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

7,874 Positive Test Results

314 Deaths

Essex County:

5,598 Positive Test Results

276 Deaths

Hudson County:

5,437 Positive Test Results

122 Deaths

Union County:

4,831 Positive Test Results

125 Deaths

Passaic County:

4,372 Positive Test Results

71 Deaths

Middlesex County:

4,156 Positive Test Results

139 Deaths

Monmouth County:

3,038 Positive Test Results

86 Deaths

Ocean County:

2,856 Positive Test Results

101 Deaths

Morris County:

2,468 Positive Test Results

102 Deaths

Somerset County:

1,189 Positive Test Results

46 Deaths

Mercer County:

992 Positive Test Results

28 Deaths

Camden County:

838 Positive Test Results

22 Deaths

Burlington County:

801 Positive Test Results

17 Deaths

Sussex County:

357 Positive Test Results

21 Deaths

Gloucester County:

340 Positive Test Results

7 Deaths

Warren County:

289 Positive Test Results

9 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

255 Positive Test Results

2 Deaths

Atlantic County:

168 Positive Test Results

4 Deaths

Cape May County:

100 Positive Test Results

3 Deaths

Cumberland County:

80 Positive Test Results

2 Deaths

Salem County:

36 Positive Test Results

3 Deaths


4/8 12:57pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.


4/8 12:38pm: Senator Booker introduced the ‘COVID–19 Correctional Facility Emergency Response Act’.


4/8 12:35pm:  All state and county parks and trails in New Jersey closed at sunset Tuesday in line with the governor’s executive order. But because of “home rule,” Phil Murphy said when announcing the order that town officials reserve the right to do what they want.


4/8 12:15pm: Assemblymembers Peters and Stanfield will introduce legislation requiring certain colleges to provide refunds for unused housing and meal plans due to COVID-19.


4/8 12:05pm: Senator Bateman called for the state to reopen state and county parks following the Governor’s executive order closing them on Tuesday; he joins a growing chorus of lawmakers and groups denouncing the closures, including Assemblyman Parker Space, who wrote on Facebook that ‘I’ve about had enough!!‘ and the NJ Outdoor Alliance, who slammed the closures as ‘asinine, plain and simple’. The LD24 legislators released a statement echoing Bateman’s call.


4/8 11:50am: Insider NJ columnist Jay Lassiter writes ‘COVID-19 and AIDS, Parallels/Differences + Sewing through Trauma

Cape May County freeholders voted to ban short-tern rentals during the COVID-19 pandemic.


4/8 11:08am: Atlantic County reported 17 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday morning.

Essex County reported over 5,500 COVID-19 cases total as of Wednesday morning.

Senators Menendez and Booker urged congressional leaders to include funding for local journalism in any future COVID-19 relief package.


4/8 11:03am: Atlantic County Dems Chair Suleiman penned a letter on county committee elections.

Warren County is planning blood drives.


4/8 12:00am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing for April 8th.


4/7 11:02pm: Bergen County has 7,533 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.


4/7 9:33pm: Monmouth County reported a total of 2,800 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Cumberland County reported a total of 74 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Cape May County reported a total of 100 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Salem County reported a total of 33 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday. The county is planning a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site.

Sussex County reported 38 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.


4/7 9:04pm: Assemblyman Park Space (R-24) blasted Governor Murphy’s executive order closing state and county parks, slamming the closures – and the federal and state government’s perceived tone-deafness to small business needs – on Facebook this evening, saying ‘I’ve about had enough!!


4/7 7:50pm: Essex County Clerk Durkin gave instructions for the May 12th elections, which will be all-VBM.


4/7 7:10pm: Warren County reported a total of 281 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Hunterdon County reported a total of 255 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.


4/7 6:04pm: In a guest column on Insider NJ, former Senator Lesniak writes ‘Coronavirus Highlights the Need for Greater Protections for Animals


4/7 5:59pm: Burlington County reported 93 new COVID-19 cases and 3 fatalities on Tuesday.

Ocean County reported 2,624 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Camden County reported 97 new COVID-19 cases and 5 fatalities on Tuesday.

Morris County reported 2,260 COVID-19 cases total as of Tuesday.

Senate President Sweeney and Senator Ruiz called on internet service providers to provide basic access to households with school-age children.


4/7 5:15pm: CD11 Rep. Sherrill tested negative for COVID-19, while Paterson Mayor Sayegh tested positive.


4/7 4:34pm: Monmouth County will hold its primary ballot drawing on Thursday via livestream.

Rep. Sherrill urged the Treasury and SBA to fix issues with the Paycheck Protection Act.

Rep. Payne pushed the FDA to approve an emergency ventilator design.

Senator Booker urged congressional leaders to include full funding for the Postal Service in the fourth COVID-19 relief package.

A Warren County pub is facing the possible revocation of its liquor license for violating the Governor’s executive order.

Rep. Smith announced $2.4M in CARES Act funding for health centers in Lakewood.


4/7 4:26pm: In Edison, Mayor Lankey will close all municipal parks, following the Governor’s executive order closing state and county parks.


4/7 4:14pm: Parks are now off limits – at least most of them. It was just a week ago that Phil Murphy defended keeping state parks and forests open – as long as social distancing was in place – in the face of the ongoing pandemic. Ball games and group picnics were banned, but not mostly solitary activities like walking and jogging.


4/7 4:00pm: Gloucester County reported 37 new COVID-19 cases and 2 fatalities on Tuesday.

Somerset County topped 1,000 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

Hudson County: total cases 4928, tests administered at Hudson site 2407, fatalities 122.


4/7 3:34pm: In a guest column on Insider NJ, Assemblywoman Lopez writes ‘Communication is Key in Middlesex County’s Response to COVID-19

AG Grewal and State Police Colonel Callahan issued the daily update on charges against violators of the Governor’s executive orders.


4/7 2:50pm: Middlesex County released a town-by-town breakdown of 2,680 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday; the NJDOH cites 3,717 cases total as of Tuesday.


4/7 2:26pm: The NJ Outdoor Alliance bemoaned Governor Murphy’s order to close state and county parks, saying that ‘key components of healthful solitary recreation are now being sacrificed on the altar of fear and good headlines. It’s asinine, plain and simple’.


4/7 2:10pm: Atlantic County reported 16 new COVID-19 cases and 3 fatalities on Tuesday.


4/7 1:18pm: The Governor signed 4 executive orders, including extending the public health state of emergency for another 30 days, and closing all state and county parks.  He signed an order extending certain statutory deadlines for school districts with elections in May, including 1) the governing body of the municipality presenting and certifying a tax levy to the county board of taxation and 2) districts giving notice to nontenured teaching staff members whether they will be employed for the following year. He signed an order waiving the statutory assessment requirements for eighth graders who haven’t yet met the requirement due to COVID-19.


4/7 1:05pm: The NJDOH reports that as of Tuesday, April 7th, there are 44,416 COVID-19 cases statewide and 1,232 fatalities.  That’s an increase of 3,361 cases and 232 deaths since Monday.

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

2,220 Positives Pending Further Information

5 Deaths Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

7,533 Positive Test Results

263 Deaths

Essex County:

5,078 Positive Test Results

232 Deaths

Hudson County:

4,949 Positive Test Results

103 Deaths

Union County:

4,358 Positive Test Results

95 Deaths

Passaic County:

4,101 Positive Test Results

62 Deaths

Middlesex County:

3,717 Positive Test Results

100 Deaths

Monmouth County:

2,770 Positive Test Results

71 Deaths

Ocean County:

2,641 Positive Test Results

85 Deaths

Morris County:

2,239 Positive Test Results

87 Deaths

Somerset County:

1,033 Positive Test Results

40 Deaths

Mercer County:

837 Positive Test Results

24 Deaths

Camden County:

736 Positive Test Results

12 Deaths

Burlington County:

733 Positive Test Results

13 Deaths

Sussex County:

331 Positive Test Results

15 Deaths

Gloucester County:

311 Positive Test Results

5 Deaths

Warren County:

255 Positive Test Results

7 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

234 Positive Test Results

2 Deaths

Atlantic County:

144 Positive Test Results

4 Deaths

Cape May County:

94 Positive Test Results

2 Deaths

Cumberland County:

71 Positive Test Results

2 Deaths

Salem County:

31 Positive Test Results

3 Deaths


4/7 1:02pm: Mercer County released a town-by-town list of COVID-19 cases.

Here are the COVID-19 case counts in key towns statewide as of April 7th.


4/7 12:46pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.


4/7 12:44pm: Insider NJ columnist Mary Gatta writes ‘2020: Stark Signs of a Different Summer at the Jersey Shore


4/7 12:20pm: Senator Bateman applauded Eli Lilly and Company for their PPE donation to healthcare workers and first responders.


4/7 10:18am: In Atlantic City, the boardwalk will remain open while hotels and rentals will be closed, according to the Press of Atlantic City.


4/7 10:07am: Passaic County is nearing 4,000 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

Essex County topped 5,000 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday morning.


4/7 9:35am: A NJ doctor describes her fight with COVID-19.

A WalletHub study finds NJ is the 5th most aggressive state in combating COVID-19.


4/7 12:10am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing for April 7th.


4/6 10:05pm: Governor Murphy signed an executive order allowing certain retirees to return to public employment to strengthen the state’s efforts to fight COVID-19.


4/6 8:59pm: Cumberland County reported a total of 63 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

Sussex County reported a total of 301 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

Bergen County reported a total of 7,180 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.


4/6 7:44pm: At today’s White House COVID-19 briefing, VP Pence praised Governor Murphy’s ‘extraordinary leadership’ in the state’s efforts to combat the virus.


4/6 7:25pm: Sussex County expressed disappointment with the lack of funding from the first round of federal stimulus aid from HUD, saying its ‘virtually impossible’ for the county to qualify under traditional eligibility formulas.

Ocean County offered an update on its COVID-19 testing site operations. The county reported a total of 2,395 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

Burlington County reported 110 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing its total to 687 cases.

Hunterdon County reported a total of 236 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.


4/6 6:50pm: Camden County reported 131 new COVID-19 cases and 8 new fatalities on Monday.

AG Grewal announced new measures and issue guidance to address law enforcement manpower challenges during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Murphy Administration announced temporary shelter for formerly incarcerated individuals.

AG Grewal and State Police Colonel Callahan released the daily update on charges filed against violators of Governor Murphy’s executive order.


4/6 6:42pm:  Craig M. Wax didn’t know Joe Pennacchio until last Friday. But now Wax, an osteopathic family physician from Gloucester County, is one of many doctors giving the Republican senator from Morris County support in his quest to expand the use of the drug, hydroxychloroquine, to treat and to possibly prevent COVID-19.


4/6 5:19pm: Gloucester County reported 33 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing its total to 284 cases.

Monmouth County reported 2,577 total COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

Salem County reported 29 total COVID-19 cases as of Monday.


4/6 4:13pm: Middlesex County released a town-by-town breakdown of 2,257 COVID-19 cases on Monday; the NJDOH cites 3,263 cases total as of Monday.

Morris County reported a total of 2,085 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.


4/6 4:02pm: Gloucester County will open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site on Wednesday.


4/6 3:48pm: In Trenton, Mayor Gusciora issued a mandatory 8pm curfew in the city to combat violence and COVID-19.


4/6 3:11pm: Rep. Gottheimer requested federal support for North Jersey schools provided free and reduced price lunches for students.

Rep. Smith led the state’s delegation in urging FEMA to remain at the state’s two federal testing sites; VP Pence informed Governor Murphy that officials would remain at the sites.
Rep. Pascrell praised Governor Murphy’s leadership in keeping federal officials at the state’s two federal test sites.

4/6 2:47pm: In a guest column on Insider NJ, Charles McKenna writes ‘Not So Fast: The Act Comes with a Sheriff

Senator Weinberg urged NJ Transit riders to wear face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Senator Bateman urged governments to work together and coordinate securing PPE instead of competing with each other.

4/6 2:31pm: In Jersey City, Ward D Councilman Yun passed away due to COVID-19; Mayor Fulop mourned his passing, calling Yun a ‘tireless advocate’ and saying the city is ‘beyond saddened’.


4/6 2:05pm: The NJDOH reports that as of Monday April 6th there are 41,090 COVID-19 cases and 1,003 fatalities statewide.

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

3,821 Positives Pending Further Information

13 Deaths Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

6,862 Positive Test Results

200 Deaths

Essex County:

4,493 Positive Test Results

186 Deaths

Hudson County:

4,395 Positive Test Results

92 Deaths

Passaic County:

3,756 Positive Test Results

53 Deaths

Union County:

3,685 Positive Test Results

78 Deaths

Middlesex County:

3,263 Positive Test Results

87 Deaths

Monmouth County:

2,545 Positive Test Results

62 Deaths

Ocean County:

2,374 Positive Test Results

71 Deaths

Morris County:

1,956 Positive Test Results

60 Deaths

Somerset County:

902 Positive Test Results

31 Deaths

Mercer County:

740 Positive Test Results

19 Deaths

Burlington County:

646 Positive Test Results

11 Deaths

Camden County:

645 Positive Test Results

8 Deaths

Sussex County:

292 Positive Test Results

11 Deaths

Gloucester County:

279 Positive Test Results

3 Deaths

Warren County:

215 Positive Test Results

7 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

211 Positive Test Results

2 Deaths

Atlantic County:

132 Positive Test Results

1 Deaths

Cape May County:

85 Positive Test Results

3 Deaths

Cumberland County:

64 Positive Test Results

2 Deaths

Salem County:

29 Positive Test Results

2 Deaths


4/6 1:55pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 daily briefing at 2pm.


4/6 1:28pm: Here are the COVID-19 counts in key towns statewide as of Monday.

Cape May County is opening a drive-thru COVID-19 testing center for county residents.

Rep. Pascrell sent a letter to the Federal Reserve urging them to aid states by buying municipal debt.

Somerset County reported a total of 879 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

Sussex County will livestream the primary ballot drawing on April 9th on Facebook.


4/6 12:34pm: Senator Pennacchio urged the NJDOH to being a retroactive analysis of HCQ as a prophylactic treatment for COVID-19; an ardent advocate of HCQ, Pennacchio said last week that ‘in my bone of bones, I think this works‘.


4/6 11:56am:  Essex County reported a total of 4,467 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

Atlantic County reported 13 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing its total to 140 cases.

Warren County reported a total of 205 COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

4/6 11:22am: Insiders anticipate that Gov. Phil Murphy as early as today will push back the New Jersey Primary Elections, scheduled for June 2.


4/6 10:45am: Rep. Gottheimer and Senator Oroho are pushing for more federal resources for Warren and Sussex Counties to address COVID-19.

Rep. Sherrill will hold a COVID-19 tele-town hall tomorrow.

In Jersey City, the city will offer a voluntary buyout separation package to city employees to avert layoffs as it grapples with a budget gap due to COVID-19.


4/6 12:45am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing for April 6th


4/5 5:38pm: Camden County reported 59 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

Burlington County reported 92 new COVID-19 cases and two fatalities on Sunday.

Ocean County reported a total of 2,251 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

Cumberland County reported a total of 60 COVID-19 cases on Sunday.


4/5 3:45pm: Mercer County reports 654 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

Warren County will open a COVID-19 testing site on Wednesday.

Somerset County reports 793 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

Monmouth County reports 2,351 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

Gloucester County reports 251 COVID-19 cases total as of Sunday.

Hudson: Total cases: 3846
Tested at Hudson: 2141
Fatalities: 82


4/5 1:15pm:  The New Jersey Department of Health on Sunday April 5th reported an additional 3,381 positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 37,505.

The New Jersey death count now stands at 917.

Since the state processed the last numbers on Saturday, another 71 New Jerseyans died, according to information posted today on the DOH website.

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

3,821 Positives Pending Further Information

13 Deaths Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

6187 Positive Test Result(s)

189 Deaths

Essex County:

4082 Positive Test Result(s)

172 Deaths

Hudson County:

3924 Positive Test Result(s)

87 Deaths

Passaic County:

3227 Positive Test Result(s)

42 Deaths

Union County:

3216 Positive Test Result(s)

71 Deaths

Middlesex County:

2950 Positive Test Result(s)

80 Deaths

Monmouth County:

2354 Positive Test Result(s)

58 Deaths

Ocean County:

2177 Positive Test Result(s)

62 Deaths

Morris County:

1800 Positive Test Result(s)

55 Deaths

Somerset County:

833 Positive Test Result(s)

26 Deaths

Mercer County:

654 Positive Test Result(s)

16 Deaths

Camden County:

556 Positive Test Result(s)

8 Deaths

Burlington County:

547 Positive Test Result(s)

11 Deaths

Sussex County:

267 Positive Test Result(s)

9 Deaths

Gloucester County:

248 Positive Test Result(s)

3 Deaths

Warren County:

195 Positive Test Result(s)

6 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

189 Positive Test Result(s)

2 Deaths

Atlantic County:

121 Positive Test Result(s)

1 Deaths

Cape May County:

77 Positive Test Result(s)

2 Deaths

Cumberland County:

54 Positive Test Result(s)

2 Deaths

Salem County:

26 Positive Test Result(s)

2 Deaths


4/5 12:35pm: Essex County topped 4,000 COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

Hunterdon County reported a total of 192 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday.

Atlantic County reported 24 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.


4/5 12:10pm: As New Jersey and New York prepare for a week that is sure to try our souls, state, county and municipal managers are grappling with the hardest choices imaginable as are their private sector counterparts.

For weeks the Governor has consistently stressed that social distancing is the one tool that we have to slow the spread of infections in the state. It is expected that New Jersey will continue to see increased cases over the next days and weeks. Yet while that is a given, it is equally clear that social distancing matters and New Jerseyans are taking it seriously overall.

In terms of viewing the pandemic as a war, we can look at a few ways in which the modern concept of war was transformed and find parallels with the current crisis, and, perhaps, draw some guidance from them.


4/5 9:38am: Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan announced an Administrative Order allowing municipalities and counties to impose additional restrictions on short-term rentals in response to COVID-19.


4/4 6:15pm: Atlantic County reports 28 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.

Camden County reported 95 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.

Ocean County topped 2,000 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday.

Cape May County suffered its first COVID-19 fatality on Saturday.

Burlington County suffered two new COVID-19 fatalities on Saturday.

Gloucester County reported 218 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday.

Cumberland County reported 51 total COVID-19 cases as of Saturday.

Hudson County: 3336 cases, 81 fatalities, 2141 tests conducted at site.

Warren County reported 185 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday, total.


4/4 5:37pm: So much happens every day in this crisis that it is easy to forget things occurring just 10 days ago. That’s when the president talked about “opening” the country by Easter. That idea was quickly abandoned as the virus continued to spread, but there are signs the debate may kick up again.


4/4 1:03pm: The statewide COVID-19 count as of Saturday April 4th is 34,124 cases and 840 fatalities, an increase of 4,331 cases and 200 fatalities since Friday.

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

3,935 Positives Pending Further Information

14 Deaths Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

5760 Positive Test Result(s)

179 Deaths

Essex County:

3584 Positive Test Result(s)

155 Deaths

Hudson County:

3491 Positive Test Result(s)

78 Deaths

Union County:

2916 Positive Test Result(s)

66 Deaths

Passaic County:

2856 Positive Test Result(s)

38 Deaths

Middlesex County:

2578 Positive Test Result(s)

76 Deaths

Monmouth County:

2065 Positive Test Result(s)

54 Deaths

Ocean County:

2003 Positive Test Result(s)

56 Deaths

Morris County:

1618 Positive Test Result(s)

51 Deaths

Somerset County:

765 Positive Test Result(s)

24 Deaths

Mercer County:

586 Positive Test Result(s)

13 Deaths

Camden County:

481 Positive Test Result(s)

8 Deaths

Burlington County:

469 Positive Test Result(s)

10 Deaths

Sussex County:

236 Positive Test Result(s)

9 Deaths

Gloucester County:

215 Positive Test Result(s)

3 Deaths

Warren County:

182 Positive Test Result(s)

6 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

171 Positive Test Result(s)

1 Deaths

Atlantic County:

98 Positive Test Result(s)

1 Deaths

Cape May County:

50 Positive Test Result(s)

0 Deaths

Cumberland County:

40 Positive Test Result(s)

2 Deaths

Salem County:

25 Positive Test Result(s)

2 Deaths


4/4 12:38pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.


4/4 11:09am: Essex County reported 3,565 COVID-19 cases total as of Saturday morning.


4/3 9:21pm: Warren County reported 165 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday.


4/3 9:18pm: Hoboken has 167 COVID-19 cases and 32 recoveries as of Friday.


4/3 8:25pm:  HudsWarren County reported 165 COVID-19 cases total as of Friday. on cases: 64 fatalities, 2141 tests done, 2578 confirmed cases


4/3 8:00pm: CD11 Rep. Sherrill’s husband tested positive for COVID-19, and has developed symptoms herself; she says she has scheduled a COVID-19 test.


4/3 7:59pm: Sussex County reported a total of 185 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/3 7:59pm: Union County’s COVID-19 testing site surpassed 3,000 tests since opening.


4/3 7:58pm: Monmouth County reported a total of 1,743 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.


4/3 7:57pm: Cumberland County reported a total of 37 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.


4/3 7:56pm: Salem County reported a total of 25 cases, and 2 fatalities, as of Friday.


4/3 7:56pm: Morris County reported a total of 1,257 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.


4/3 7:55pm: Rep. Kim will hold a tele-town hall on COVID-19 on Wednesday.


4/3 7:52pm: Senator Oroho and Assemblymen Wirths and Space questioned why Warren and Sussex Counties didn’t receive federal funds from the first round of stimulus money.


4/3 7:50pm: Rep. Sires thanked Taiwan for providing PPE to the state.


4/3 7:49pm: Bergen County Executive Tedesco advised residents on the use of face coverings and masks.


4/3 7:47pm: AG Grewal released a list of businesses that violated the Governor’s COVID-19 executive order.


4/3 7:47pm: Ocean County reported a total of 1,710 COVID-19 cases as of Friday.


4/3 7:44pm: Camden County reported 59 new COVID-19 cases and 2 fatalities, bringing the total to 409 cases as of Friday.


4/3 7:43pm: Burlington County reported 83 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing its total to 283.


4/3 7:42pm: Two Paterson men died due to COVID-19, bringing the city’s fatalities to 9.


4/3 7:40pm: Senator Booker urged FEMA to create a national ventilator distribution program. Booker released a weekly readout of his COVID-19 efforts.


4/3 4:07pm: We know politics moves along even during a pandemic, but we don’t know when. Governor Phil Murphy acknowledged today it’s a given the New Jersey primary probably won’t be held as planned June 2.


4/3 4:01pm: COVID-19 cases in key towns statewide as of April 3rd


4/3 2:38pm: The Vin Gopal Civic Association teamed up with Eatontown Police Chief Bill Lucia to help raise funds to purchase personal protective equipment for first responders, law enforcement and healthcare providers in Monmouth County.


4/3 2:11pm: Assemblyman Karabinchak is proposing legislation to extend the state’s property tax payment deadline.


4/3 1:53pm: “Don’t ignore social distancing,” said Murphy, amid continued reports about people not taking the order seriously. “Behave as though you’re positive. That’s the way you’ve got to think about this.”


4/3 1:39pm: In Hoboken, the city and Riverside Medical announced the opening of a COVID-19 testing site for city residents.


4/3 1:35pm: Somerset County reported a total of 586 COVID-19 cases and 23 fatalities as of Friday.


4/3 1:22pm: Gloucester County reported its third COVID-19 fatality on Friday, and a total of 187 cases.


4/3 1:05pm: The statewide COVID-19 total is 29,895 cases and 646 fatalities as of Friday, April 3rd, an increase of 4,372 new cases and 113 fatalities since Thursday.

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

4,808 Positives Pending Further Information

4 Deaths Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

4866 Positive Test Result(s)

132 Deaths

Essex County:

3067 Positive Test Result(s)

118 Deaths

Hudson County:

2835 Positive Test Result(s)

59 Deaths

Union County:

2487 Positive Test Result(s)

45 Deaths

Passaic County:

2216 Positive Test Result(s)

34 Deaths

Middlesex County:

2125 Positive Test Result(s)

56 Deaths

Monmouth County:

1743 Positive Test Result(s)

48 Deaths

Ocean County:

1685 Positive Test Result(s)

45 Deaths

Morris County:

1298 Positive Test Result(s)

43 Deaths

Somerset County:

641 Positive Test Result(s)

23 Deaths

Mercer County:

484 Positive Test Result(s)

5 Deaths

Camden County:

406 Positive Test Result(s)

7 Deaths

Burlington County:

367 Positive Test Result(s)

9 Deaths

Sussex County:

210 Positive Test Result(s)

8 Deaths

Gloucester County:

183 Positive Test Result(s)

3 Deaths

Warren County:

149 Positive Test Result(s)

3 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

148 Positive Test Result(s)

0 Deaths

Atlantic County:

72 Positive Test Result(s)

1 Deaths

Cape May County:

44 Positive Test Result(s)

0 Deaths

Cumberland County:

36 Positive Test Result(s)

1 Deaths

Salem County:

25 Positive Test Result(s)

2 Deaths


4/3 1:01pm: Morristown Mayor Dougherty is recommending everyone who goes outside wear masks.


4/3 12:59pm: Atlantic County reported 23 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing its total to 75 cases.


4/3 12:51pm: Hunterdon County reported a total of 142 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/3 12:48pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.


4/3 12:45pm: Sussex County reported a total of 185 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/3 12:45pm: Essex County announced that screening tests for COVID-19 will continue next week.


4/3 12:08pm: Constitutional officers this week reached out to Governor Phil Murphy, urging him to issue an executive order by close of business day today concerning the scheduled June 2nd primary elections.


4/3 10:31am: Senate President Sweeney called on nursing homes to inform direct caregivers when a resident has COVID-19.


4/3 10:30am: Essex County reports over 3,000 total COVID-19 cases as of Friday morning.


4/3 12:01am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing for Friday April 3rd.


4/2 10:30pm: Cape May County reported 16 new COVID-19 cases, bringing its total to 49 as of Thursday.


4/2 9:22pm: Bergen County reported 4,269 COVID-19 cases total as of Thursday.


4/2 8:55pm: In Hoboken, Mayor Bhalla reported a total of 152 COVID-19 cases in the city as of Thursday.


4/2 8:25pm: Morris County updated its municipal matrix of COVID-19 cases, showing 1,105 cases total.


4/2 7:39pm: On CNN this evening, Murphy said ‘we need our federal partners with us’, calling for an assessment of the federal response once the crisis itself is over.


4/2 7:30pm: Warren County reported a total of 131 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/2 7:15pm: Cumberland County reported a total of 34 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/2 7:10pm: Salem County reported 5 new COVID-19 cases, bringing its total to 24 cases as of Thursday.


4/2 7:02pm: Monmouth County reported a total of 1,482 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/2 6:58pm: Essex County reports a total of 2,607 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


5/2 6:48pm: Ocean County reports a total of 1,408 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/2 5:36pm: Camden County reported a total of 350 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/2 5:33pm: Burlington County reported two additional fatalities due to COVID-19 on Thursday.


4/2 4:47pm: In Jersey City, the city launched a local relief program.


4/2 4:36pm: The Governor signed an executive order authorizing the commandeering of medical supplies and personal services to aid the state in the fight against COVID-19.


4/2 4:04pm: The state’s two U.S.senators were outside the Bergen County government complex this afternoon to highlight the award of about $82 million to New Jersey counties and towns from the just-passed $2 trillion-plus federal stimulus bill.


4/2 3:16pm: Morris County announced the closure of the Great Swamp and Pyramid Mountain until April 12th.


4/2 3:14pm:  Ocean County administered 448 COVID-19 tests at its testing site as of Wednesday.


4/2 3:01pm: Atlantic County reported its first COVID-19 fatality on Thursday, and 11 additional cases, bringing its total to 52.


4/2 2:36pm: HUD delivered $82M to NJ governments to combat COVID-19.


4/2 2:22pm: Here are the COVID-19 figures in several key towns statewide, as of April 1st.


4/2 2:16pm: The NJ Department of Children and Families launched a emergency child care assistance program.


4/2 1:50pm: In Hoboken, the council passed an ordinance to prevent rent increases in rent-controlled buildings during the state of emergency.


4/2 1:46pm: Senator Pennacchio released a letter from a group of doctors to Governor Murphy urging him to lift restrictions on the use of hydroxychloroquine as an early treatment of COVID-19; Pennacchio, an ardent advocate of HCQ, has said that ‘in my bone of bones, I think this works‘ and that the current system ‘makes no sense‘.


4/2 1:35pm: Senator Bucco called for the creation of the position of Business Advocate in the Governor’s Office.


4/2 1:33pm: Rep. Pascrell lauded the formation of the House Select Committee on Coronavirus Response.


4/2 1:30pm: NJTV is launching ‘NJTV Learning Live‘ broadcasts starting on Monday.


4/2 1:09pm: The statewide COVID-19 count is 25,590 cases and 537 fatalities,as of Thusday April 2nd, an increase of 3,489 cases and 182 deaths since Wednesday.

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

4,866 Positives Pending Further Information

4 Deaths Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

4,099 Positive Test Result(s)

120 Deaths

Essex County:

2,617 Positive Test Result(s)

99 Deaths

Hudson County:

2,270 Positive Test Result(s)

44 Deaths

Union County:

2,010 Positive Test Result(s)

34 Deaths

Middlesex County:

1,766 Positive Test Result(s)

48 Deaths

Passaic County:

1,750 Positive Test Result(s)

22 Deaths

Monmouth County:

1,458 Positive Test Result(s)

38 Deaths

Ocean County:

1,371 Positive Test Result(s)

38 Deaths

Morris County:

1,082 Positive Test Result(s)

40 Deaths

Somerset County:

549 Positive Test Result(s)

17 Deaths

Mercer County:

386 Positive Test Result(s)

4 Deaths

Camden County:

343 Positive Test Result(s)

6 Deaths

Burlington County:

294 Positive Test Result(s)

8 Deaths

Sussex County:

179 Positive Test Result(s)

7 Deaths

Gloucester County:

169 Positive Test Result(s)

2 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

130 Positive Test Result(s)

0 Deaths

Warren County:

116 Positive Test Result(s)

3 Deaths

Atlantic County:

50 Positive Test Result(s)

1 Deaths

Cape May County:

34 Positive Test Result(s)

0 Deaths

Cumberland County:

31 Positive Test Result(s)

1 Deaths

Salem County:

20 Positive Test Result(s)

1 Deaths


4/2 1:02pm: Ocean County announced that more shore towns are closing beaches and banning rentals.


4/2 1:00pm: Watch Governor Murphy and state officials hold their daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.


4/2 12:58pm: Union County Clerk Rajoppi will livestream the April 9th primary ballot drawing on Facebook.


4/2 12:51pm: Somerset County reported a total of 515 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.


4/2 12:44pm: Monmouth County launched a ‘Take Out Monmouth‘ initiative to assist restaurants.


4/2 12:28pm: Gloucester County reported 20 new COVID-19 cases, bringing its total to 170 cases as of Thursday.


4/2 12:28pm: Camden County delivered over 4,000 meals to seniors on Wednesday.


4/2 12:20pm: Insider NJ columnist Jay Lassiter writes ‘NJ Medical Cannabis Patients renew Calls for Home Delivery


4/2 10:32am: Insider NJ columnist and former Senator Kevin O’Toole writes ‘A Small Repayment to the Heroes Among Us


4/2 10:31am: Insider NJ columnist Mary Gatta writes ‘A Virus that Does Not Stop at State Borders‘ and ‘NJ’s Social Distancing Scorecard: We Have Some Work to Do


10:31am: The NJSPBA mourned the passing of a Hudson Corrections officer due to COVID-19.


4/2 10:00am: Rep. Pascrell announced $14.6M in emergency COVID-19 housing grants in Passaic, Hudson, and Bergen Counties.


4/2 9:58am: Rep. Gottheimer announced the safe return of multiple CD5 residents who were stranded abroad.


4/2 9:32am: Hunterdon County reported a total of 131 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.


4/2 9:24am:  The number of unemployment applications in New Jersey over the past two weeks has surged to over 362,000, with 155,815 new applications in the first week and 206,253 in the last week.


4/2 9:17am: InsiderNJ Espanol: Reportaje de Gobernador Murphy de Abril 1 Con Diego Maya de Latino Spirit


4/2 9:15am: Steinberg: CORONA – A Name Which Defined the Leadership of MARIO Cuomo, As Well as Andrew


4/2 12:29am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: April 2nd


4/1 9:27: Bergen County reported a total of 3,708 COVID-19 cases and 75 fatalities across all 70 towns as of Wednesday.


4/1 9:09pm: Middlesex County reported 190 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing its total to 1,256 cases. The county administered 156 COVID-19 tests on the first day of its testing site.


4/1 9:03pm: Salem County reported 3 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing its total to 19 cases.


4/1 8:58pm: Cumberland County reports a total of 29 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.


4/1 8:50pm: Cape May County reported an additional 7 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing its total to 33 cases.


4/1 8:46pm: In Hoboken, Mayor Bhalla reported the city had 13 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 129 cases.


4/1 8:37pm: Warren County reported a total of 107 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.


4/1 8:05pm: In Jersey City, Mayor Fulop reported there are 820 COVID-19 cases total in the city as of Wednesday, a number that’s higher than 23 states in the nation.


4/1 6:31pm: Sussex County reported 28 new COVID-19 cases and 2 fatalities on Wednesday, bringing the total count to 165 cases.


4/1 6:02pm: Camden County reported an additional 59 COVID-19 cases and 2 more fatalities Wednesday, bringing its total to 301 cases.


4/1 5:52pm: Ocean County reported a total of 1,256 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, with Lakewood hitting 450 cases alone.


4/1 5:43pm: Burlington County reported a total of 262 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday; Willingboro has the highest case count, with 39.


4/1 5:34pm: Murphy – like many others around the country – is calling the fight against the virus a “war.”vAnd today, the governor riffed a bit on a more traditional war – World War II.


4/1 4:11pm: The AG’s Office released a list of recent violations of the Governor’s executive order, warning residents that if they threaten a cop with COVID-19, they will be charged to the fullest extent of the law.


4/1 3:53pm: Senator Menendez and Rep. Pascrell led the NJ and NY congressional delegations in pushing the federal government to expedite CARES Act funding to hospitals and healthcare providers.


4/1 3:46pm: Rep. Gottheimer hosted a tele-town hall for CD5 residents on COVID-19.


4/1 3:42pm: Governor Murphy signed an executive order removing barriers and providing protections for healthcare professionals joining the state’s battle in fighting COVID-19.


4/1 3:41pm: Senator Pennacchio, an ardent advocate of hydroxychloroquine as a potential COVID-19 treatment, says ‘in my bone of bones, I think this works‘.


4/1 3:17pm: Ocean County Freeholder Director Vicari requested Governor Murphy postpone any decisions on toll increases.


4/1 3:07pm: Monmouth County reported a total of 1,307 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.


4/1 2:33pm: Atlantic County submitted its testing facility plan to the state.


4/1 2:23pm: In Hamilton (Mercer), the township reported its first COVID-19 fatality on Wednesday, a 63 year-old male.


4/1 2:00pm: In Edison, Mayor Lankey urged residents not to dump PPE trash at supermarket parking lots, calling it ‘simply unacceptable’.


4/1 1:55pm: Mercer County has 333 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.


4/1 1:53pmInsiderNJ Espanol: Reportaje de Gobernador Murphy – Abril 1


4/1 1:21pm: Gloucester County reported 30 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing its total to 150 cases.


4/1 1:11pm: Somerset County reported a total of 446 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.


4/1 1:02pm: The statewide COVID-19 case count is 22,255 as of Wednesday afternoon, with 355 fatalities total.

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

4,512 Positives Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

3,494 Positive Test Result(s)

75 Deaths

Essex County:

2,262 Positive Test Result(s)

69 Deaths

Hudson County:

1,910 Positive Test Result(s)

29 Deaths

Union County:

1,661 Positive Test Result(s)

29 Deaths

Passaic County:

1,494 Positive Test Result(s)

15 Deaths

Middlesex County:

1,493 Positive Test Result(s)

27 Deaths

Monmouth County:

1,301 Positive Test Result(s)

24 Deaths

Ocean County:

1,209 Positive Test Result(s)

23 Deaths

Morris County:

942 Positive Test Result(s)

25 Deaths

Somerset County:

472 Positive Test Result(s)

15 Deaths

Mercer County:

333 Positive Test Result(s)

3 Deaths

Camden County:

289 Positive Test Result(s)

3 Deaths

Burlington County:

255 Positive Test Result(s)

5 Deaths

Sussex County:

158 Positive Test Result(s)

6 Deaths

Gloucester County:

149 Positive Test Result(s)

2 Deaths

Hunterdon County:

117 Positive Test Result(s)

0 Deaths

Warren County:

96 Positive Test Result(s)

3 Deaths

Atlantic County:

40 Positive Test Result(s)

0 Deaths

Cumberland County:

27 Positive Test Result(s)

1 Deaths

Cape May County:

22 Positive Test Result(s)

0 Deaths

Salem County:

19 Positive Test Result(s)

1 Deaths


4/1 12:59pm: Atlantic County reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing its total to 41 cases.


4/1 12:55pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.


4/1 12:52pm: Essex County reported a total of 2,220 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.


4/1 12:50pm: In Newark, Mayor Baraka committed $1M to provide relief for homeowners and first-time buyers during the COVID-19 crisis; yesterday, Baraka and the mayors of Irvington, Orange, and East Orange jointly announced a four-city effort to combat COVID, organized into four operations: Lockdown, Clean Business, Wipedown, and Mobile Wellness Checks.


4/1 12:15pm: The NJDOH updated its emergency influenza plan in 2015, predicting a devastating impact on the state if it were to get hit by a disease similar to the Spanish flu a century ago, according to the Asbury Park Press.


4/1 12:09pm: In Paterson, COVID-19 cases jumped 47% in 24 hours, with 376 cases as of Tuesday, according to Paterson Times.


4/1 12:01pm: In New Milford, five residents of a nursing home died due to COVID-19, and 16 tested positive, according to the Bergen Record.


4/1 10:55am: Essex County Executive DiVincenzo tested positive for COVID-19.


4/1 10:53am: Governor Murphy and lawmakers agreed to extend the state’s tax filing deadline to July 15th and the state budget deadline to Sept. 30th.


4/1 12:03am: Read Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing for April 1st.

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