Coronavirus USA Update: More NJ COVID-19 victims than residents killed in WWI

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Coronavirus USA Update: More NJ coronavirus victims than residents killed in WWI
Coronavirus USA Update: More NJ coronavirus victims than residents killed in WWI

New Jersey has now lost 3,518 people to the coronavirus — more than the number of residents in the state killed in World War I, Gov. Phil Murphy said.

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Like in many states, coronavirus is disproportionately impacting African Americans in New Jersey.

Of the state’s fatalities, 51.1% are white, 22.5% are American American. Murphy called the percentage of African American fatalities a concern, calling it “50-plus %” higher than the overall representation in the population;

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As of Thursday, 8,224 coronavirus patients are in New Jersey hospitals, including 2,014 people in intensive care units, Murphy said.

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