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Apr 06, 2020

NJ Surpasses 1,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths as Rate of Infection Slows

Today’s press briefing from Gov. Phil Murphy stressed the importance of social distancing and how the state would be affected if residents did not continue in this manner. History and current data have shown that social distancing is the most effective way of curtailing this pandemic. The governor feels the aggressive stance on social distancing is, in fact, taking shape.

With the newest case and mortality statistics, “today, we are clearly on the right path,” Murphy said. He was referring to the decline in positive coronavirus cases that have been reported within the last three days. Yesterday’s data indicated a 12 percent growth rate compared to the 23 percent growth rate in the day-to-day increase before April 5.

Overall, the curve is “beginning, and I use that word cautiously, beginning to flatten,” Murphy said.

From April 4 to April 5, a total of 3,663 positive COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the state total to 41,090. It was also noted that the state lost 86 residents yesterday, bringing the total coronavirus-related deaths to 1,003.

The governor went on to explain how social distancing and staying at home has proven to be working.

“Keep social distancing. Keep washing your hands. Keep staying the course. Keep staying smart. Keep staying at home,” Murphy said during the press briefing.