In the last 24 hours, another 113 people died from coronavirus in New Jersey, bringing the state’s death toll to 646, Gov. Phil Murphy said.
With 4,372 new diagnosed cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the Garden State now has over 29,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19.
“There is no silver bullet we can load to make this go away overnight,” the governor said, as he urged New Jersey residents to honor those who have died by staying home.
Murphy said he is signing an executive order directing all flags to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately, and lasting indefinitely, to honor those who have died and those who will die.
“This is one of the greatest tragedies to ever hit our state,” Murphy tweeted.
I'm signing an Executive Order directing that all flags across NJ be lowered to half-staff indefinitely in honor of those we have lost – and those we will lose – to #COVID19.
This is one of the greatest tragedies to ever hit our state. We must have a constant & visible memorial. pic.twitter.com/2LOcEr1aPz
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) April 3, 2020
Murphy said UBS is donating 10,000 N95 masks to the state while Tito’s Handmade Vodka is sending 432 gallons of hand sanitizer, 3,000 masks and 2,000 gloves.