"We are reporting an additional 4,372 positive cases and it brings our statewide total to 29,895," Murphy said. "We have lost another 113 of our fellow New Jerseyans to COVID-19-related complications. And to date, we have lost 646 members of our extraordinary broad, loving, precious and diverse family."
Murphy said that to honour the residents lost to the COVID-19 pandemic and those who will be lost, all flags across New Jersey will be lowered to half-staff for an indefinite period.
As of Friday, the total number of COVID-19 cases across the United States exceeded 258,000 and the number of deaths increased to 6,586.