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Confirmed cases

Infections

Bloomfield:
Essex County:
New Jersey:

304 (+15%)
5,078 (+13%)
44,416 (+8%)

Deaths

Bloomfield:
Essex County:
New Jersey:

14 (+25%)
232 (+25%)
1,232 (+23%)

As of 4/7/20 at 2:30 PM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 4/6 to 4/7. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.


Top news

Newark to pass out masks to all residents, mandate face covering in stores as 16 free lunch sites remain open to students
TAPinto Newark

Governor Phil Murphy closes all state, county parks to reduce spread of coronavirus
Governor Phil Murphy

Americans who have not filed tax returns since 2017 can register with IRS to receive coronavirus relief check through new TurboTax tool
NJ.com

NJ Transit adds buses to lines in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, other counties after reduction in service leads to overcrowding
NorthJersey.com

Bloomfield animal shelter seeks donations as it expects increased need
Bloomfield Animal Shelter

CDC continues to advise covering face near others, while indoors or in transit in addition to physical distancing and reducing non-essential activities
The Conversation


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Local news

Bloomfield council passes resolution reminding residents to dispose of gloves, masks in waste bins
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield library hosting virtual seminar on basic financial planning on April 9 at 12 PM
Bloomfield Public Library

Bucco Restaurant temporarily closed April 6-8
Bucco Restaurant

Dog abandoned at Bloomfield animal shelter, shelter seeks information
Bloomfield Animal Shelter

Vehicle-only protest urges release of detainees at Newark prison where 16 staff, 2 detainees tested positive for coronavirus, social distancing not possible
Newark Patch

Essex County cancels annual Earth Day event scheduled for April 25
Essex County

American, United, JetBlue airlines suspending majority of flights into and out of Newark, NYC airports, Spirit suspends all service
NPR


Other news

Video: How to take off disposable gloves safely
NJ.com

Governor Phil Murphy says coronavirus cases slowing, urges social distancing as peak to come between April 19 and May 11
Politico New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy waives assessment requirements for students in grades 8 and 12
Governor Phil Murphy

State of emergency remains in effect as Governor Phil Murphy extends public health emergency due to coronavirus
Governor Phil Murphy

Allstate, E-surance, Encompass to return 15% of monthly personal auto insurance premiums in April, May due to nationwide shelter-in-place rules
Allstate

N.J. motor vehicle agencies offering some services online amid coronavirus closures
Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders

N.J. has or will receive a total of 1,350 ventilators from federal government
NJ.com

N.J. orders 20 refrigerated trucks to store up to 1,680 bodies if morgues, funeral homes reach capacity
NJ.com

N.Y. governor sees coronavirus curve flattening, extends closure of schools, non-essential businesses until April 29
NPR

New York Sports Club ordered by N.Y. attorney general to stop charging membership dues while gyms are closed due to the coronavirus
Gothamist

NYC deploys 45 mobile morgues as coronavirus strains morgues, funeral homes
New York Times

Colorado, Pennsylvania, D.C. emerging as coronavirus hotspots, joining New York, Louisiana, Detroit
NPR

Life insurance policies cover coronavirus deaths, according to industry group
NJ.com