Corona virus update: N.J. N.Y. Pa.

The good news is for a third straight day corona virus hospitalizations declined in New Jersey. The not so good news is Governor Murphy said he's "not sure" if the summer season at the Jersey shore can begin on Memorial Day. The economic impact of not having a summer season at the Jersey Shore could be even more devastating to the state budget. New Jersey counts on tourism dollars from the Jersey shore every year. As of yesterday, New Jersey had just under 100,000 positive cases of corona virus and over 5,000 deaths. The Sussex County Health Department reported more new cases yesterday. In Sussex County 787 have tested positive and 82 people have died. A new voluntary survey of 3,000 New Yorkers who were a symptomatic showed almost 14 percent had corona virus or anti bodies. That could mean up 2.7 million in New York might have already had the virus and the actual death rate would be well under 1 percent. New York has over 283,000 confirmed cases of corona virus with over 17,000 deaths. Yesterday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe unveiled a color coded chart to explain how that state would start to gradually reopen on May 8th. Over 35,000 Pennsylvanians have tested positive and over 1,500 have died.

Source: NJ.COM and New Jersey Herald

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