New Jersey reported 970 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 156,628 cases, Gov. Phil Murphy announced in his daily briefing.
The state reported 148 new deaths, bringing the total to 11,339 coronavirus-related fatalities.
Murphy noted that of the total number of cases in the state, 31,099 have been in long-term care facilities. At least 4,871 of the deaths related to Covid-19 have been in those facilities.
The governor said that although the battle against the virus continues, key public health indicators across the state continue to be positive. New hospitalizations are down, as are the numbers of patients in intensive care and on ventilators.
“We are now well past the peak,” Murphy said.
He also said that he and his wife got tested for the virus this morning.