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