Gov. Murphy: NJ Coronavirus Cases Top 13K, 21 More Deaths

Josh Bakan

This article originally appeared on the Ocean City Patch

NEW JERSEY — The number of coronavirus cases in New Jersey has reached 13,386, including 161 people who have died from the new coronavirus, Gov. Phil Murphy said Sunday.

Murphy announced 2,316 new cases on Sunday, while 3,020 New Jerseyans were under investigation for the disease.

He also announced 21 additional deaths. Murphy did not immediately provide further detail about the victims.

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State officials didn't hold a public briefing Sunday, but Murphy did tell ABC's "This Week" that New Jersey needs ventilators more than anything.

"That’s our No. 1 ask. It’s our No. 1 need," Murphy said. "And that’s the one that we are focused most on right now. We have a long way to go on the whole PPE [personal protective equipment] front, but we’ve made more progress in other areas than we have right now on ventilators."

Around 1,200 police officers around the state have quarantined because of the virus. According to the state police, 163 officers around the state have tested positive for the new coronavirus as of Sunday. Read more: Police Clarify Number Of NJ Cops With Coronavirus

The Office of Attorney General also detailed several reports in which people didn't follow orders to stay at home. Authorities have broken up gatherings, been spat on and even broken up an incident involving a Molotov cocktail, according to the attorney general. Read more: Authorities Detail Alleged Coronavirus Crimes Throughout NJ

Here are the numbers of positive cases in each county as of Sunday afternoon, according to Murphy:

  • Atlantic: 24
  • Bergen: 2,169
  • Burlington: 142
  • Camden: 163
  • Cape May: 9
  • Cumberland: 11
  • Essex: 1,227
  • Gloucester: 72
  • Hudson: 974
  • Hunterdon: 66
  • Mercer: 202
  • Middlesex: 938
  • Monmouth: 870
  • Morris: 566
  • Ocean: 759
  • Passaic: 831
  • Salem: 3
  • Somerset: 295
  • Sussex: 93
  • Union: 896
  • Warren: 56
  • Under investigation: 3,020