Live Stream: Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 Briefing: May 1st


At the briefing today in the Trenton War Memorial, Governor Phil Murphy reported an additional 2,651 COVID-19 state-processed cases, bringing the statewide total to 121,190.

New Jersey also suffered 311 more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the state’s death toll to 7,538.

Murphy cautioned New Jerseyans about venturing out this weekend to reopened parks and open spaces.

“If we see what we saw over the first weekend in April, we will not hestitate to re-close the parks,” he said.

Regarding other COVID-19 numbers, 5,972 people are receiving treatment for the virus are in hospital beds right now in New Jersey.

Field medical stations are seeing 46 COVID-19 patients, while 1,724 are in critical care, and 1,286 are using ventilators.

The governor reported 532 new hospitalizations and 571 patients released from hospitals in the last 24 hours.

When he paid tribute to those state-processed dead in the last 24 hours, Murphy focused on Cherie La Pelusa of Bayonne, wife of Councilman Gary La Pelusa.

“God bless you all,” Murphy said to the La Pelusa family.

Today, he signed an executive order for the flags to fly at half staff in honor of former First Lady Debby Kean, honored alongside those who died from the virus.



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