State: NJ deaths associated with coronavirus now top 11,000
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials say the number of deaths associated with the coronavirus in the state now tops 11,000.
The state health department posted information Saturday indicating that there were more than 153,100 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 and a total of 11,081 deaths were associated with the virus.
Gov. Phil Murphy said Saturday the state had 443 new confirmed positive cases but had lost 96 more New Jersey residents.
But the governor said in a Twitter post that “a significant amount" of electronic laboratory reports haven't yet been processed “and may be affecting today's number of new cases."
For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up within weeks. Older adults and people with existing health problems are at higher risk of more severe illness or death.