Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Thursday, April 9, 2020

Virus Outbreak New Jersey Testing

A medical worker administers a test for a COVID-19 at a facility in Camden, N.J., Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

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NEW JERSEY — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New Jersey. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.

1 p.m.
Gov. Phil Murphy gives his daily COVID-19 update. Watch in the video below.

  • 51,027 confirmed cases (3,748 new cases)
  • 198 more fatalities as state death toll at 1,700
  • 7,363 hospitalized (1,523 in ICU)
  • 471 patients discharged
  • Map by county: “Social distancing is beginning to show effect.”
    • Rate of infections doubling by county is lengthening in days
  • FEMA-partnered drive-thru testing sites: Bergen Community College will be open at 8 a.m. for 500 tests Friday
  • On Saturday, BCC will be open for general public, PNC Bank Arts Center will be open exclusively for health care workers and first responders
    • Both locations closed on Easter Sunday
  • First good-weather weekend in spring showed large gatherings in state and city parks.
  • New Jersey’s jobless claims jumped 32% last week to 206,000, which breaks a record set the week before.
  • Those with problems logging on for unemployment: Authorities are working on fixing.
  • Try accessing an online system either late at night or early morning.
  • Extending grace period for residents unable to pay insurance premiums. A 60-day grace period for health and dental insurance
  • 90-day grace period for home and auto insurance, renters insurance, life insurance
  • Of the 198 new deaths, 20 individuals are residents of long-term care facilities
  • Last night was the first night. of Passover. Most people were compliant of rules.
  • Impact of state budget is “significant”
  • FEMA committed to stay with New Jersey’s testing sites until at least May 31.

8 a.m.
Members of the National Guard have been deployed to two nursing homes in New Jersey after at least 10 residents at a Paramus veterans home died of COVID-19 within the past two weeks. Read more.

New Jersey COVID-19 cases jumped to 47,437 on Wednesday, with the state’s death toll rising to 1504, Gov. Phil Murphy said.

For a list of all the drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in New Jersey, click here.

Tips to protect yourself and others amid coronavirus outbreaks

Call New Jersey’s coronavirus hotline at 1-800-222-1222. You can also click here for additional information.

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