THE LATEST as of August 24, 2020

Confirmed cases: 125,822

Deaths:    7,579

Tested but negative: 1,433,364



It is important that as many people as possible wear a nonmedical or homemade mask when leaving their homes.


View instructions for how to make a homemade mask.



Stats from; testing information comes from data reported to the State of New Jersey by the state laboratory, along with seven private laboratory entities that represent about 90 percent of private testing capacity in the Garden State.


EVERYONE is encouraged to STAY AT HOME as much as possible and to do the following to help further prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • If you are sick, don’t leave the house, except to get medical attention
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use a 60 percent alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a trash receptacle
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

If you absolutely must leave home for an essential purpose, practice social distancing and stay six feet apart from others. For more information, visit


A graphic illustrates the importance of social distancing in order to reduce the number of infected patients during a pandemic. (Edwin J. Torres/NJ Governor’s Office)