Tuesday, March 10, 2020
First Death in New Jersey due to COVID-19 Reported, Gov. Murpy and Lt. Gov. Oliver Issue Statement
TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver today announced the first New Jersey death in a case of COVID-19. The individual is a male in his 60s from Bergen County.
“We are sad to report the first death in a case of COVID-19 in New Jersey. Our prayers are with the family during this difficult time. We remain vigilant to doing all we can — across all levels of government — to protect the people of New Jersey.”
Lieutenant Governor Oliver and Department of Health Commissioner Persichilli will disclose more details about the case during today’s coronavirus briefing for media.