New Jersey reports 9 new COVID-19 deaths, 498 new cases: Murphy

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By 1010 WINS

TRENTON, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported nine new COVID-19 deaths and 498 positive test results on Tuesday — a number of new cases he said was “a little higher than we’d like.” 

Seven of the nine people who passed away died this month, bringing New Jersey’s death toll to 14,254, Murphy said at a news conference. The 498 new cases brought the state’s case total to 197,404, he said.