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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy reported more signs of the coronavirus curve flattening, with hospital discharges outpacing admissions and a slower rate of growth in cases and deaths.
The state reported new cases increased by less than 10% for a 12th straight day — 3,026 for a total of 81,420. The 231 additional fatalities follow four straight days of more than 300 deaths. Still, deaths passed 4,000, more than the past three flu seasons combined, Governor Phil Murphy said Saturday at a press briefing.
“The data we are seeing — the numbers and the science — prove that this is a different enemy,” Murphy said. “We have vaccines that can prevent the flu.” The new coronavirus, he said, is more virulent, and a vaccine is more than a year off.
31,905 in U.S.Most new cases today
-16% Change in MSCI World Index of global stocks since Wuhan lockdown, Jan. 23
-1.091 Change in U.S. treasury bond yield since Wuhan lockdown, Jan. 23