Gov. Murphy urges ‘common sense’ as COVID cases continue to rise around New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday urged all New Jersey residents to “use common sense” as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise around the state.
“I know that we can win this fight together,” Murphy wrote on Twitter. “Social distance. Wash your hands. Use common sense.”
The numbers released Tuesday show more evidence of a worsening second wave of the coronavirus in the Garden State. It is possibly related to the expected Thanksgiving surge.
The state announced 5,820 new positive cases of the virus, along with 90 additional deaths. The rate of transmission ticked up to 1.08.
There are currently 3,481 COVID patients in New Jersey’s hospitals – up 133 since Monday. There are 670 COVID patients in the ICU, with 422 on ventilators.
Middlesex County saw the most number of new cases with more than 600 reported.