- Jersey City currently has 841 cases. You can track cases, deaths, and other stats through their dashboard: https://public.tableau.com/profile/jersey.city#!/vizhome/COVID-19CasesinJerseyCity/COVID-CasesinJerseyCity
- New Jersey has received an additional 3,489 positive test results. This brings the statewide total to 25, 590. There are 182 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 537.
View this post on Instagram
We have 3,489 new positive #COVID19 cases, bringing our total to 25,590. • Atlantic: 50 • Bergen: 4,099 • Burlington: 294 • Camden: 343 • Cape May: 34 • Cumberland: 31 • Essex: 2,617 • Gloucester: 169 • Hudson: 2,270 • Hunterdon: 130 • Mercer: 386 • Middlesex: 1,766 • Monmouth: 1,458 • Morris: 1,082 • Ocean: 1,371 • Passaic: 1,750 • Salem: 20 • Somerset: 549 • Sussex: 179 • Union: 2,010 • Warren: 116 • Under Investigation: 4,866 We’ve lost another 182 New Jerseyans to COVID-19, bringing our total to 537 deaths. 537 reasons to stay home and do your part to #FlattenTheCurve. • Atlantic: 1 • Bergen: 120 • Burlington: 8 • Camden: 6 • Cumberland: 1 • Essex: 99 • Gloucester: 2 • Hudson: 44 • Mercer: 4 • Middlesex: 48 • Monmouth: 38 • Morris: 40 • Ocean: 38 • Passaic: 22 • Salem: 1 • Somerset: 17 • Sussex: 7 • Union: 34 • Warren: 3 • Unknown: 4 As of 1:00 PM, COVID-19 statewide stats: • Positive Tests: 25,590 • Deaths: 537 For updates: covid19.nj.gov
- Hudson County currently has 2,270 cases. Hudson currently has the third-most cases in New Jersey.
- Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence Township will be operating an appointment-only, drive-through testing site. Visit covid19.nj.gov/testing for more testing sites. You must be symptomatic to get tested.
- Murphy is signing an executive order to authorize Col. Callahan to commandeer supplies from health care facilities not currently in operation, including N95 masks, ventilators, and other PPE. If you have PPE to donate, please visit covid19.nj.gov/ppedonations.
- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield will be donating 500,000 N95 masks and 81,000 face shields. They are also making a $100,000 donation to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and $60,000 to the Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May.
- The Field Medical Station at the Meadowland Convention Center in Secaucus is almost ready to be utilized. It has a 25-bed capacity. Following this station is the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison and the Atlantic City Convention Center.
View this post on Instagram
We’re grateful to everyone working 24/7 to build Field Medical Stations across New Jersey, bringing 1,000 much-need hospital beds online. While our frontline responders work to expand hospital capacity, we need everyone to stay home. That’s how we #FlattenTheCurve – together.
- 362,000 NJ residents have applied for unemployment in the past two weeks. You can apply at jobs.covid19.nj.gov.
- NJTV Learning Live, a public TV program featuring lessons taught by local educators, will start on Monday for grades 3 through 6. It’ll cover English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, and Physical Education. 3rd grade programs begin at 9AM, 4th grade programs begin at 10AM, 5th grade programs begin at 11AM, and 6th grade programs begin at noon.
- New Jersey will be charging individuals for reckless behavior, which can lead up to $10,000 in fines and up to 18 months in jail
- In order to spread positive news during this time, the state is encouraging everyone to use #NJthanksyou to share stories about local individuals doing the right thing.
- The state has announced the launch of an emergency childcare assistance program through the Department of Human Services Division of Family Development. Essential employees can register with their county’s childcare resource and referral agency. Visit childcarenj.gov for more info.
National + International
- The United States currently has over 226,000 cases.
- The US Food and Drug Administration has noted that there is no evidence COVID-19 spreads through groceries or food packaging
- New York State currently has 92,381 confirmed COVID-19 cases and reported 2,373 deaths.
- With the current burn rate, Cuomo has reported that New York has enough ventilators to last six days. If the apex increases, there may be a need for more ventilators.
- Thailand announced a nationwide curfew; residents are not allowed to leave between 10PM and 4AM.
- There will be a COVID-only hospital opening at South Beach Psychiatric Center in Staten Island next week. It’s expected to have 750 beds.
View this post on Instagram
Testing continued at the COVID-19 testing site in Ocean Breeze as the positive tests on the Island continue to rise. To receive a test patients must make an appointment by calling the New York State Department of Health at 888-364-3065. 🏥 • • Shot earlier today for the @siadvance . Check out the full COVID-19 coverage now on SILive.com. Link in bio. • • • • #statenisland #silive #covid_19 #coronavirus #breakingnews #covid19testing #nyc #canon #canon5dmarkiv #canon1dx
- Regeneron is creating 500,000 test kits for New York State. Apple has donated 1.9 million masks to New York State.
- Sacramento County’s Department of Public Health has reported that almost a third of cases are connected to church gatherings.
- Canada now has over 10,000 COVID-19 cases.
- 6.6 million people have filed for unemployment in the United States as of March 28th.
- Composer and Fountain of Wayne founder Adam Schlesinger passes away due to COVID-19.
- Massachusetts is expecting a peak in hospitalizations in 8 days.
- Indiana has closed public schools for the rest of the school year.
- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced he would only distribute two reusable cloth masks per household, and still hasn’t declared a national emergency despite a rise in the number of cases.