Gov. Murphy extends state of emergency for COVID-19 for another month

Gov. Phil Murphy has extended the state of emergency from COVID-19 for another month.
It's been in place since March and allows him to govern through executive orders, while in many ways keeping state lawmakers on the sideline.
The governor says there is hope, but the pandemic goes on.
The Murphy administration reported almost 4,000 cases Sunday, with 29 deaths.
The rate of transmission is down slightly.
People in the hospital are up to more than a dozen. The number of intensive care patients down to 20.
Ventilator use is slightly up.