NJ reports 7 new COVID-19 deaths, extends public health emergency

Phil Murphy
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By 1010 WINS

TRENTON, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported seven new COVID-19 deaths and 612 new positive test results on Friday after extending the state’s public health emergency for another month. 

The new fatalities brought the state’s death toll to 14,306, Murphy said. All seven people who died passed away between Sept. 14 and Sept. 23, he noted. The state is also investigating 1,791 probable COVID-19 deaths.