NJ Coronavirus Updates: Here's What You Need To Know

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NEW JERSEY – Developments in the new coronavirus outbreak continue to unfold rapidly in New Jersey now that the number of cases has risen to 126,744, and 7,871 people have died. Patch will be running regular updates as more information is released, and lists of towns and counties with patients – as well as the areas hit hardest by the disease's tragic impact – are below.

Gov. Phil Murphy said he's nearly ready to say whether schools will reopen or not amid the coronavirus outbreak, and that decision could be announced during a 12 noon news conference on Monday. Patch will cover it live. Read more: Gov. Murphy To Make Decision On NJ Schools In Coronavirus Crisis

Murphy also announced on Sunday that New Jersey had 3,144 new cases of the coronavirus and 137 more deaths.

Also on Sunday, Murphy made an announcement with NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the coronavirus outbreak in New Jersey during a 12 p.m. news conference, saying northeastern states will form a regional supply chain for personal protective equipment. Read more: Gov. Murphy: NJ, PA, NY Working Together On Coronavirus PPE

Murphy, speaking during a Fox News interview on Sunday, reiterated his claim that New Jersey could be heading toward "armageddon" if President Trump and the Republican Senate do not supply his and other states with direct cash assistance. He said police, firefighers and EMTs need the money to stay employed "in our hour of need."

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Here's what else you should know:

Here is where the cases were reported in New Jersey as of Sunday, May 3:

Here is where deaths were reported in New Jersey as of Sunday, May 3:

  • Atlantic: 49

  • Bergen: 1,210

  • Burlington: 149

  • Camden: 163

  • Cape May: 24

  • Cumberland: 17

  • Essex: 1,282

  • Gloucester: 51

  • Hudson: 845

  • Hunterdon: 37

  • Mercer: 255

  • Middlesex: 639

  • Monmouth: 382

  • Morris: 449

  • Ocean: 440

  • Passaic: 632

  • Salem: 13

  • Somerset: 295

  • Sussex: 115

  • Union: 738

  • Warren: 86

Here is a list of the New Jersey towns where cases have been identified as of Sunday, May 3:

  • Aberdeen

  • Absecon

  • Alexandria Township

  • Allamuchy

  • Allendale

  • Allentown

  • Alloway

  • Alpha

  • Alpine

  • Andover Borough

  • Andover Township

  • Asbury Park

  • Atlantic City

  • Atlantic Highlands

  • Audubon

  • Avalon

  • Avon-by-the-Sea

  • Barnegat

  • Barnegat Light

  • Barrington

  • Basking Ridge

  • Bass River Township

  • Bay Head

  • Bayonne

  • Beach Haven

  • Beachwood

  • Bedminster Township

  • Belleville

  • Belmar

  • Bellmawr

  • Belvidere

  • Bergenfield

  • Berkeley Heights

  • Berkeley Township

  • Berlin Township

  • Bernards Township

  • Bernardsville

  • Bethlehem Towship

  • Beverly

  • Blairstown

  • Bloomfield

  • Bloomingdale

  • Bloomsbury

  • Bogota

  • Boonton

  • Boonton Township

  • Bordentown City

  • Bordentown Township

  • Bound Brook

  • Bradley Beach

  • Branchburg

  • Branchville

  • Brick

  • Bridgeton

  • Bridgewater

  • Brielle

  • Brigantine

  • Brooklawn

  • Buena Borough

  • Buena Vista Township

  • Burlington City

  • Burlington Township

  • Butler

  • Byram Township

  • Caldwell

  • Califon

  • Camden

  • Cape May

  • Carteret

  • Cartlstadt

  • Cedar Grove

  • Chatham Borough

  • Chatham Township

  • Cherry Hill

  • Chesilhurst

  • Chester Borough

  • Chester Township

  • Chesterfield

  • Cinnaminson

  • Clark

  • Clayton

  • Clemonton

  • Cliffside Park

  • Clifton

  • Clinton

  • Clinton Township

  • Closter

  • Collingswood

  • Colts Neck

  • Columbus

  • Commercial Township

  • Corbin City

  • Cranford

  • Carlstadt

  • Carneys Point

  • Clementon

  • Cliffside Park

  • Closter

  • Cranbury Township

  • Cresskill

  • Deal

  • Deerfield Township

  • Delanco

  • Delaware Township

  • Delran

  • Demarest

  • Dennis Township

  • Denville

  • Deptford

  • Dover

  • Downe Township

  • Dumont

  • Dunellen

  • Eagleswood

  • East Amwell Township

  • East Brunswick

  • East Greenwich

  • East Hanover

  • East Newark

  • East Orange

  • East Rutherford

  • East Windsor

  • Eastampton

  • Eatontown

  • Edison

  • Edgewater

  • Edgewater Park

  • Egg Harbor City

  • Egg Harbor Township

  • Elizabeth

  • Elk Township

  • Elmer

  • Elmwood Park

  • Emerson

  • Englewood

  • Englewood Cliffs

  • Englishtown

  • Essex Fells

  • Estell Manor

  • Evesham

  • Ewing Township

  • Fair Haven

  • Fair Lawn

  • Fairfield Township (Cumberland)

  • Fairfield Township (Essex)

  • Fairview

  • Fanwood

  • Far Hills

  • Farmingdale

  • Fieldsboro

  • Flemington

  • Florham Park

  • Florence

  • Folsom

  • Fort Lee (1st case)

  • Franklin Lakes

  • Frankford Township

  • Franklin Borough

  • Franklin Township (Gloucester)

  • Franklin Township (Hunterdon)

  • Franklin Township (Somerset)

  • Franklin Township (Warren)

  • Fredon Township

  • Freehold

  • Freehold Township

  • Frelinghuysen

  • Frenchtown

  • Galloway Township

  • Garfield

  • Garwood

  • Gibbsboro

  • Glassboro

  • Glen Gardner

  • Glen Ridge

  • Glen Rock

  • Gloucester City

  • Gloucester Township

  • Green Brook

  • Green Township

  • Greenwich Township (Cumberland)

  • Greenwich Township (Warren)

  • Guttenberg

  • Hackensack

  • Hackettstown

  • Haddon Heights

  • Haddon Township

  • Hainesport

  • Haledon

  • Hamburg

  • Hopewell Borough

  • Hamilton Township (Atlantic)

  • Hamilton Township (Mercer)

  • Hammonton

  • Hampton Borough

  • Hampton Township

  • Hanover

  • Harding Township

  • Hardwick

  • Hardyston Township

  • Harmony

  • Harrington Park

  • Harrison (Hudson)

  • Harrison Township (Gloucester)

  • Hasbrouck Heights

  • Haworth

  • Hawthorne

  • Hazlet

  • Helmetta

  • Hi-Nella

  • High Bridge

  • Highland Park

  • Highlands

  • Hightstown

  • Hillsborough

  • Hillsdale

  • Hillside

  • Ho-Ho-Kus

  • Hoboken

  • Holland Township

  • Holmdel

  • Hopatcong

  • Hope Township

  • Hopewell Township (Cumberland)

  • Hopewell Township (Mercer)

  • Howell

  • Independence Township

  • Interlaken

  • Irvington

  • Island Heights

  • Jackson

  • Jamesburg

  • Jefferson

  • Jersey City

  • Keansburg

  • Kearny

  • Kenilworth

  • Keyport

  • Kingwood Township

  • Kinnelon

  • Knowlton

  • Lacey

  • Lafayette Township

  • Lake Como

  • Lakehurst

  • Lakewood

  • Lambertville

  • Laurel Springs

  • Lavallette

  • Lawnside

  • Lawrence Township (Cumberland)

  • Lawrence Township (Mercer)

  • Lebanon Borough

  • Lebanon Township

  • Leonia

  • Liberty

  • Lincoln Park

  • Linden

  • Lindenwold

  • Linwood

  • Little Egg Harbor

  • Little Falls

  • Little Ferry (1st death)

  • Little Silver

  • Livingston

  • Loch Arbour

  • Lodi

  • Logan Township

  • Long Beach Township

  • Long Branch

  • Long Hill

  • Longport

  • Lopatcong Township

  • Lower Alloways Creek

  • Lower Township

  • Lyndhurst

  • Madison

  • Magnolia

  • Mahwah

  • Manalapan

  • Manasquan

  • Manchester

  • Mannington Township

  • Mansfield Township

  • Mantua Township

  • Manville

  • Maple Shade

  • Maplewood

  • Marlboro

  • Margate

  • Matawan

  • Maurice River Township

  • Maywood

  • Medford

  • Medford Lakes

  • Mendham Borough

  • Mendham Township

  • Merchantville

  • Metuchen

  • Middle Township

  • Middlesex Borough

  • Middletown

  • Midland Park

  • Milford

  • Millburn

  • Millstone Borough

  • Millstown Township

  • Milltown

  • Millville

  • Mine Hill

  • Montague Township

  • Montclair

  • Montvale

  • Montville

  • Moonachie

  • Moorestown

  • Monmouth Beach

  • Monroe Township (Gloucester)

  • Monroe Township (Middlesex)

  • Montgomery Township

  • Montville

  • Moonachie

  • Morris Plains

  • Morris Township

  • Morristown

  • Mount Arlington

  • Mount Ephraim

  • Mounty Holly

  • Mount Laurel

  • Mount Olive

  • Mountain Lakes

  • Mountainside

  • Mullica Township

  • National Park

  • Netcong

  • New Milford

  • New Brunswick

  • New Hanover

  • New Milford

  • New Providence

  • Newark

  • Newfield

  • Newton

  • Neptune City

  • Neptune Township

  • North Arlington

  • North Brunswick

  • North Caldwell

  • North Haledon

  • North Hanover

  • North Plainfield

  • North Wildwood

  • Northfield

  • Northvale

  • Norwood

  • Nutley

  • Oakland

  • Oaklyn

  • Ocean City

  • Ocean Gate

  • Ocean Township

  • Ocean Township (Waretown)

  • Ogdensburg Borough

  • Old Bridge Township

  • Old Tappan

  • Oldman's Township

  • Oradell

  • Orange

  • Oxford

  • Palisades Park

  • Palmyra

  • Paramus

  • Parsippany

  • Park Ridge

  • Passaic

  • Paterson

  • Paulsboro

  • Peapack-Gladstone

  • Pedricktown

  • Pemberton Borough

  • Pemberton Township

  • Pennington

  • Penns Grove

  • Pennsville

  • Pennsauken

  • Pequannock

  • Perth Amboy

  • Phillipsburg

  • Pilesgrove

  • Pine Beach

  • Pine Hill

  • Piscataway

  • Pitman

  • Pittsgrove

  • Plainfield

  • Plainsboro

  • Pleasantville

  • Plumsted Township

  • Pohatcong

  • Point Pleasant Beach

  • Point Pleasant Boro

  • Pompton Lakes

  • Princeton

  • Prospect Park

  • Quinton Township

  • Rahway

  • Ramsey

  • Randolph

  • Raritan Borough

  • Raritan Township

  • Randolph

  • Readington Township

  • Red Bank

  • Ridgefield

  • Ridgefield Park

  • Ridgewood

  • Ringwood

  • River Edge

  • River Vale

  • Riverdale

  • Riverside

  • Riverton

  • Robbinsville

  • Rochelle Park

  • Rockaway Borough

  • Rockaway Township

  • Rockey Hill

  • Rockleigh

  • Roosevelt

  • Roseland

  • Roselle

  • Roselle Park

  • Roxbury

  • Rumson

  • Runnemede

  • Rutherford

  • Saddle Brook

  • Saddle River

  • Salem

  • Sandyston Township

  • Sayreville

  • Sea Bright

  • Sea Girt

  • Sea Isle City

  • Seaside Park

  • Secaucus

  • Scotch Plains

  • Shamong

  • Ship Bottom

  • Shrewsbury Township

  • Shrewsbury Borough

  • Somerdale

  • Somers Point

  • Somerville

  • South Amboy

  • South Bound Brook

  • South Brunswick

  • South Hackensack

  • South Harrison Township

  • South Orange

  • South Toms River

  • South River

  • Southampton

  • Sparta

  • Spotswood

  • Spring Lake

  • Spring Lake Heights

  • Springfield (Burlington County)

  • Springfield (Union County)

  • Stafford Township

  • Stanhope Township

  • Stillwater Township

  • Stow Creek Township

  • Stratford

  • Summit

  • Surf City

  • Sussex Borough

  • Swedesboro

  • Tabernacle

  • Teaneck

  • Tenafly

  • Teterboro

  • Tewksbury Township

  • Tinton Falls

  • Toms River

  • Totowa

  • Trenton

  • Tuckerton

  • Union Beach

  • Union City

  • Union Township (Hunterdon)

  • Union Township (Union)

  • Upper Deerfield Township

  • Upper Freehold

  • Upper Pittsgrove Township

  • Upper Saddle River

  • Upper Township

  • Ventnor

  • Vernon

  • Verona

  • Victory Gardens

  • Vineland

  • Voorhees

  • Waldwick

  • Wall

  • Wallington

  • Walpack Township

  • Wanaque

  • Wantage Township

  • Warren

  • Washington Borough

  • Washington Township (Bergen)

  • Washington Township (Gloucester)

  • Washington Township (Morris)

  • Washington Township (Warren)

  • Watchung

  • Waterford

  • Wayne

  • Weehawken

  • Wenonah

  • West Amwell Township

  • West Caldwell

  • West Cape May

  • West Deptford

  • West Long Branch

  • West Milford

  • West New York

  • West Orange

  • West Wildwood

  • West Windsor

  • Westampton

  • Westwood

  • Westfield

  • Westville

  • Weymouth

  • Wharton

  • White Township

  • Wildwood

  • Wildwood Crest

  • Willingboro

  • Winfield

  • Winslow Township

  • Wood-Ridge

  • Woodbine

  • Woodbridge

  • Woodbury

  • Woodbury Heights

  • Woodcliff Lake

  • Woodland Park

  • Woodland Township

  • Woodlynne

  • Woodstown

  • Woolwich Township

  • Wrightstown

  • Wyckoff

How It Spreads

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person. Someone who is actively sick with COVID-19 can spread the illness to others. That is why CDC recommends that these patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home (depending on how sick they are) until they are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others.

There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19.

While the best way to prevent illness is to avoid virus exposure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention always recommends taking preventive actions to contain the spread of viruses. This includes:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

This article originally appeared on the Westfield Patch