For June 14, the state reported 138 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and five confirmed deaths, bringing those respective cumulative totals to 1,019,794 and 26,334.
As a vaccine for COVID-19 in the U.S. comes closer to a reality, New Jersey officials in the last 10 days have offered insight on how and when the vaccine will be distributed throughout the Garden State.
Additionally, the state reported 4,661 news cases and 90 confirmed deaths on Dec. 1.
“This is a really, really big week. It’s almost an inflection point,” said Gov. Phil Murphy. “We’ve just got to find a way, folks, to both respect (the holidays) but do it responsibly.”
New Jersey reported over 1,300 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 8, the first time it has reached that number since May.
“When we get 1,301 cases in one day, we know that we are still in the fight,” added Gov. Phil Murphy.
Democratic lawmakers introduced a $32.7 billion, nine-month state budget proposal that increases taxes on millionaires and corporations, boosts the state’s surplus to more than $2.5 billion and calls for $4.5 billion in borrowing to help close a revenue shortfall.
On the day that the state passed 200,000 coronavirus cases, health officials in New Jersey do not believe the recent increase in COVID-19 cases is an indication that a second wave has begun in the state.