Gov. Murphy: 2nd wave of COVID-19 is ‘crashing down’ on New Jersey

State health officials have released the latest COVID-19 data for the state.
Gov. Phil Murphy says that the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is “crashing down” on New Jersey.
Health officials confirmed 4,060 new cases of the virus on Tuesday, for a statewide total of 285,519 since the pandemic began in March. There was also a large jump in the number of deaths, with an additional 38 reported. The statewide death toll stands at 14,817.
The rate of transmission continues to climb and is now at 1.42.
There are currently 2,320 COVID-19 patients in the hospital – a jump of over 200 from Monday. Of those patients, 458 are in the intensive care unit, with 155 on ventilators.
Bergen County had the most new cases with 413, followed by Middlesex County with 401.
Gov. Murphy also added Vermont to the travel advisory list. There are now 46 states and territories on the list. Anyone traveling to or back from these areas is asked to quarantine for 14 days when they arrive back in New Jersey.
Nonessential travel between New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware is not banned, but it is strongly discouraged.