TRENTON. N.J. (1010 WINS) -- New Jersey reported seven new COVID-19 deaths and 430 new positive test results on Wednesday. Gov. Phil Murphy said.
The new test results brought the state’s cumulative case total to 200,988, Murphy said at a news briefing. New Jersey’s death toll now stands at 14,291.
All seven of the New Jerseyans who passed away died within the last week, Murphy noted. The state is also investigating 1,791 probable COVID-19 deaths.
As of Tuesday, 459 people in the state were hospitalized with confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases, 90 of whom were in intensive care and 31 of whom were on ventilators, he said. The state reported a 1.93 percent infection rate on Sept. 19.
Murphy urged New Jerseyans to keep social distancing, wearing masks and washing their hands frequently.
“I know it’s been a long haul. But we’re only going to beat this thing if we keep it up,” he tweeted. “Look what’s happening in the United Kingdom. Cases have been rising and restrictions are now back in place.”
“The more we keep up with our new routines, the better our chances are that we keep our numbers low and dropping, and we keep moving forward,” he added. “So let’s do it.”