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Confirmed cases


Essex County:
New Jersey:

180 (+18%)
3,067 (+17%)
29,895 (+17%)


Essex County:
New Jersey:

10 (+100%)
118 (+19%)
646 (+20%)

As of 4/3/20 at 2:30 PM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 4/1 to 4/2. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

Newark mayor calls on residents to wear face masks when outside their home
From TAPinto Newark

Bloomfield coronavirus cases rise to 180, deaths double to 10 as of April 3
From Essex County

New Jersey Tenants Organization pushing state to expand renter protections during coronavirus crisis

Bloomfield to receive $615k, Essex County nearly $5m from federal stimulus to respond to community needs from coronavirus

Why ventilators are critical and how N.J. is preparing for a shortage, explained
From NJ Spotlight

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Local news

Bloomfield schools to reduce free, discounted meal distribution to Monday through Thursday starting April 6
From Bloomfield School District

Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival canceled due to coronavirus
From Bloomfield Pulse

Essential workers can receive free emotional and mental support through NYC COVID Care Network
From Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield police officers receive additional personal protective equipment from county amid coronavirus outbreak
From Bloomfield Public Library

Regional news

Governor Phil Murphy authorizes state police to seize medical supplies, equipment amid shortage from coronavirus
From Politico New Jersey

N.J. public TV to offer televised lessons from N.J. teachers every weekday morning for children grades 3 to 6
From Governor Phil Murphy

N.J. field hospitals to begin accepting patients with limited clinical needs to reduce strain on hospitals providing intensive care

Real number of coronavirus infections in N.J. unknown due to lack of testing, results that are up to 2 weeks behind

Rutgers University closes campuses until August, moves summer classes online amid coronavirus
From TAPinto New Brunswick

How N.J. officials decide where to send donated personal protective equipment during coronavirus outbreak

Nearly 8,000 retired healthcare workers in New Jersey register to support state response, state seeks more
From Governor Phil Murphy

Healthcare workers residing in Montvale hotel to avoid exposing families to coronavirus

Governor Phil Murphy orders flags to half-staff indefinitely to honor those who died from coronavirus

NYC mayor asks residents to cover faces while outside home as White House likely to recommend the same
From Bloomberg

Delaware police stopping out-of-state drivers, requiring self-quarantine or return to home state