Death toll rises: The novel coronavirus has killed more than 6,500 worldwide, according to an estimate from Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking cases reported by the World Health Organization and additional sources.
New Jersey residents are no longer allowed to travel from 8 p.m. ET to 5 a.m. ET, with the exception of essential travel, Gov. Phil Murphy announced today.
This remains in effect for the foreseeable future.
As of Monday (March 16) there are 98 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of New Jersey, with 31 new cases since yesterday. One of the patients is a healthcare worker at Newark University Hospital and a resident of Bergen County, CBS reported.
Bergen County currently has the highest number of cases, with 29 positive test results, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.
There have been two deaths in New Jersey from COVID-19, with the second fatality, a woman in her 50s from Monmouth County, announced on Sunday (March 15), NJ.com reported.
Municipal court sessions were suspended statewide and the state Motor Vehicle Commission is closed for two weeks; the agency announced that any driver’s licenses, non-driver IDs, vehicle registrations, and inspection stickers that expire prior to May 31 will receive a two-month extension, according to CBS.