TRENTION, NJ — At his every day COVID-19 press convention, Gov. Phil Murphy stated he was proud to announce that New Jersey’s Division of Well being has been awarded greater than $2.eight million in federal funding for important behavioral well being providers, serving to develop entry to counseling & assist providers.
“These previous two months have been laborious on our psychological well being,” stated Murphy, who additionally introduced the launch of the NJ MentalHealthCares hotline. “If it’s essential join with somebody to debate points of hysteria, or different challenges, please name 1-866-202-HELP.”
Gov. Murphy introduced a further 1,239 new optimistic instances on Saturday, bringing our whole to 145,089.
“Our statewide whole now stands at 10,249,” the governor stated. “We can not let these we now have misplaced ever simply turn into a statistic. They had been actual individuals, with actual households, and with super tales.”
Hospitals at the moment have 3,564 sufferers being handled for COVID-19.
Sufferers reported in both essential or intensive care fell to 1,061
Ventilator use dropped to 846
182 new COVID19 hospitalizations vs. 380 discharges
“Each metric we now have adopted is exhibiting us that we will transfer ahead: hospitalizations are down dramatically from six weeks in the past, ICU counts are down dramatically from six weeks in the past, and ventilator use is down dramatically from six weeks in the past,” Murphy stated. “We’re seeing a slowing within the variety of newly reported instances at our long-term care amenities.”
The governor acknowledged that we proceed to see an out-sized proportion of our statewide COVID19 deaths associated to long-term care amenities and that the state is regularly taking steps to sluggish the unfold at these amenities.
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