There are now 33 cases of coronavirus in Cape May County. The county’s health department announced the new figures late Wednesday afternoon. Lower Township has the most cases at seven, and Avalon is right behind at five. 11 of the victims have recovered.
New Jersey is extending its fiscal year. Governor Phil Murphy announced Wednesday that due to the coronavirus crisis, the fiscal year that was set to end on June 30th has now been extended to September 30th. Murphy announced that a temporary appropriations budget will be made to extend the current fiscal year.
The death toll from Covid-19 in New Jersey is staggering. New numbers released Wednesday show 355 deaths from coronavirus in the Garden State, an increase of nearly 100 additional deaths in just one day. There are now 22,255 confirmed cases of coronavirus in New Jersey during this pandemic.
The federal government is providing another 350 ventilators to New Jersey. That news was announced Wednesday by Governor Phil Murphy. Murphy says he’s grateful for the additional ventilators but also says New Jersey needs more.
Tax day is now July 15th in the State of New Jersey. State officials announced today that your New Jersey tax return, and payment, are no longer due on April 15th. This follows with a federal mandate.
Six employees of the Shop Rite supermarket chain have contracted Covid-19 throughout the State. So far, none have been reported in our region. A Toms River location of Shop Rite is the latest store to report an employee has tested positive for the virus.
Some additional unemployment benefits may be coming to New Jersey next week. NJ Advance Media reports that an extra $600 per week will be added to regular unemployment benefits. The program is called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
New Jersey State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan reports that 383 police officers throughout New Jersey have tested positive for coronavirus. Callahan also reports that more than 3,000 officers are being quarantined. Callahan says a small percentage of troopers have tested positive for the virus.
There are 26 cases of coronavirus in Cape May County, with five recovered. These figures were released Tuesday afternoon by the Cape May County Department of Health. Lower Township leads the way with six cases, while three cases apiece have been reported in Cape May and Dennis Township.
New Jersey now has 267 deaths attributable to coronavirus. New figures released by the State on Tuesday also show that 18,696 people have tested positive for the virus. Additional figures from Cape May County may be coming later today.