Analysis: State’s COVID-19 death toll could be 15,000 or more

The state says the official death toll stands 11,970 since the first case was reported March 4, but an NJ Spotlight data analysis found that number is likely thousands more.

With no national standard for reporting COVID-19 deaths, there are a number of factors skewing New Jersey’s count. NJ Spotlight’s Editor at Large Colleen O’Dea joins Senior Correspondent Briana Vannozzi to share her reporting.

Read O’Dea’s reporting at NJ Spotlight.