Insider NJ’s COVID-19 Information Update Center

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Welcome to InsiderNJ’s COVID-19 update center. Here readers will find the information we post related to the outbreak, in one place, including statements and announcements from official sources, be they governmental agencies, departments, or elected officials, from the state, county, and local levels as InsiderNJ becomes aware of them.  There’s a lot of information coming through, and we know it can be challenging to keep up. Our aim is to segment the information in a digestible format, along with links for further reading. This update tracker will serve as a chronological reference tool for better understanding the developing narrative, the gravest and most challenging facing New Jersey since Super Storm Sandy. This is by no means to be construed as a complete picture of the entirety of the COVID-19 impact on the state, but aims to provide an easy-to-access and easy-to-follow tool for updates, as we receive that information, housed in a simple format under one roof. We thank you for your attention and wish all of our readers, wherever they may be, safety and health as we face this danger together.  Follow Insider NJ’s County COVID-19 Data Center for regular county updates.


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


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