“We’re taking steps today to mitigate the current increasing rate of spread,” said Murphy at a press briefing Nov. 9. “The last thing I want to do is shut our economy back down. Thankfully, we’re not at that point.”
State officials classified nearly 2,000 deaths of New Jersey residents as “probable” from COVID-19.
Ed Lifshitz, medical director for the state Department of Health said the state is listing 1,854 deaths as being probably caused by COVID-19 after reviewing death certificates in the states going back to at least March 1.