Gov. Murphy: ‘We need all hands on deck’ to beat 2nd wave of COVID-19
Gov. Phil Murphy says that it is up to all New Jersey residents to work together to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
“We need all hands on deck to beat back the second wave. Mask up. Social distance. Wash your hands. Be smart,” Murphy wrote on Twitter Tuesday.
The governor also released the latest COVID-19 data from state health officials. There were 4,661 new positive cases of the virus reported, along with 90 newly confirmed deaths. It is a sharp increase in deaths over the last few weeks. The state death toll now stands at 15,254.
Health officials also say that there are currently over 3,129 people in the hospital with COVID-19. This is the first time that the number has been over 3,000 since May. There are 601 COVID patients in the ICU and 359 on ventilators.
But there is some positive news. The rate of transmission has ticked down again to 1.1.