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Trump administration discloses how much N.J. has gotten so far to battle the coronavirus

coronavirus pandemic, along with almost a thousand ventilators and close to 700,000 surgical masks, the Trump administration disclosed.

The numbers were released Friday at a time when Gov. Phil Murphy has criticized Trump administration restrictions on $1.8 billion in federal aid and has joined other governors in calling for more money from Washington.

“New Jersey has received significant federal resources necessary to protect the health and safety of Americans, and ultimately save lives,” said John Horstman, deputy director of the White House Office of Media Affairs.

The figures do not include the latest $500 billion aid package for small businesses, hospitals and testing, which Trump signed into law on Friday.

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Here’s what the state has received, from both federal agencies and the aid packages passed by Congress and signed by the president, according to the White House:

–1,050 ventilators, 290,055 N-95 masks, 689,981 surgical masks, 113,935 medical gowns, 3,848 coveralls, 139,144 face shields, and 591,269 gloves from the Strategic National Stockpile. to New Jersey.

— $361.3 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, with more money to come.

525 ambulances and 1,190 emergency personnel obtained by FEMA from around the country. The equipment included basic and advanced life support ambulances and the personnel needed to operate them.

— $36.6 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, funding included in the coronavirus stimulus bills passed by Congress and signed by Trump.

— $25.2 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to 24 New Jersey health centers, funding included in the $2 trillion stimulus law known as the CARES Act.

— $919.4 million from the Provider Relief Fund.

— $9.5 billion in Small Business Administration loans to 33,519 small businesses in the state under the paycheck protection program.

— $3.4 billion in federal funds for states and localities, also provided for in the CARES Act.

In addition, 2.2 million state taxpayers received $3.9 billion in stimulus payments from the Internal Revenue Service.

Murphy regularly has talked to the president and other members of his administration, including Vice President Mike Pence, and often has praised the cooperation he has received. Trump has responded by calling Murphy “a terrific guy.”

But Murphy on Thursday criticized the administration for the restrictions it placed on $1.8 billion in federal aid going to the state. He said he would “fight this to the death.”

“Treasury’s guidance renders much of this funding literally unusable, and without additional flexibility, will mean we will likely not be able to use it, but we’ll have to return a good chunk of it to the federal government,” Murphy said during his daily press briefing in Trenton. The governor has said the state needs federal help to avoid massive layoffs of public workers.

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