CORONAVIRUS IN NJ: Deaths jump by 365, death toll at 2,805 statewide, gov. adds 12 week leave for members caring for family with virus

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April 13, 2020 - 3:00 pm
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    NEWARK (1010 WINS) – Gov. Phil Murphy reported on Tuesday that there were another 365 coronavirus related deaths in the state, bringing the death toll to 2,805 statewide. 

    "Another 365 blessed souls have been lost due to #COVID19 related complications. The overall toll of this pandemic on our state, in terms of the loss of life, is now 2,805. We grieve with every family who has lost a loved one," Murphy said.

    Murphy added that there were 4,059 new patients to test positive since Monday for a total of 68,824 statewide cases.

    As of 10 p.m on Monday, 8,185 residents were reported hospitalized, the governor added. 2,051 of thse patients were listed in critical or intensive care, and 1,626  were on ventilators.

    Murphy said he is trying to work with the federal government in order to provide residents with more testing. 

    "Every American state needs help on testing, including this one."

    The governor also announced on Tuesday that he will sign an executive order that will allow employees forced to care for family members because of #coronavirus up to 12 weeks of family leave in a 24-month period without losing their jobs.

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    More New Jersey residents have died from coronavirus than did in the Korean and Vietnam wars combined, Gov. Phil Jersey announced at a Monday afternoon briefing. 

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