New York – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced Wednesday that he will extend the state of coronavirus health emergency for another month in this state, which after New York is the most hit by the pandemic in the United States.
At least 8,549 people have died in New Jersey from COVID-19, after the 308 new deaths Murphy announced at a press conference, in which he said the positives now number 131,890.
The main focus of the disease in the state is in its northern part, next to New York, where the two states share a large metropolitan area around the Big Apple.RELATED
The emergency declaration, which expired this Thursday and will continue for at least another month, is according to Murphy necessary since the basic conditions that justify it have not changed.
“This ensures that we will continue our war for the next month,” explained the governor, who stressed that, despite the fact that the figures show that the state is on the right track, you cannot think that everything has happened.
According to the latest official data, on Tuesday, there were 5,221 hospitalized patients in New Jersey with coronaviruses or symptoms of the disease, and of them, 1,549 were in intensive care, a figure 25% lower than that which occurred three weeks ago.
On Tuesday 439 new hospitalizations were registered, while 435 people were discharged, according to the figures offered this Wednesday by the authorities.
The death toll recorded in New Jersey on the last day (308) was, as has been happening so often recently, the highest in the country, above that of New York, where 232 people died.
In global computation, New York’s numbers are still far above, with more than 25,000 deceased, more than 19,000 of them in New York City.