In New Jersey, 1,232 people have died from the coronavirus, a number Gov. Phil Murphy called “almost unfathomable.”
The state has a total of 44,416 confirmed cases, Murphy said Tuesday.
While there are signs the curve may be flattening, Murphy stressed, “We cannot be happy with only reaching a plateau. We need to keep strong … to see that curve begin to fall and ultimately get to zero.”
Murphy said he’s closing all state and county parks in an effort to enforce social distancing.
“Don’t think that I take this action lightly,” he said. “We must not just flatten this curve, we must crush this curve.”