New Jersey reports 8 new COVID-19 deaths, 669 new cases

Maya Rajamani
August 13, 2020 - 3:31 pm

TRENTON, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported 699 new COVID-19 cases and eight new deaths on Thursday, six of which happened in August. 

A total of 186,594 COVID-19 tests conducted in New Jersey have come back positive, and 14,054 people have died of complications related to the virus, Murphy tweeted. 

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Three of the eight people who died passed away on Aug. 10; one passed away on Aug. 9; one passed away on Aug. 7; one passed away on Aug. 6; one passed away in July; and one passed away in May, he said. 

As of Wednesday evening, 545 people in New Jersey were hospitalized with confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases, 103 of whom were in intensive care units and 28 of whom were on ventilators, the state’s COVID-19 tracker shows.