"We’ve lost another blessed life. … In this case it’s unfathomable that it’s a 4-year-old," Murphy said at his daily briefing.
The boy's death was among the 162 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the governor said. There have been 8,952 deaths in the state in total.
Murphy said that the rates of infection were slowing across the state, however, there were still 1,985 new cases, putting the total number of confirmed cases at 13,5454.
He also announced that he was signing an executive order to create a restart and recovery advisory council.