NJ sees daily COVID-19 case numbers reach over 2K for 1st time since May

New positive COVID-19 cases in New Jersey rose to over 2,000 cases on Friday – a number not seen since early May.
Officials stated that there were 2,089 positive cases reported. More than 200 cases were each reported in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union counties. Health officials also confirmed an additional seven COVID-19-related deaths. The rate of transmission is at 1.26.
There are 1,058 COVID patients in New Jersey’s hospitals – 221 of which are in intensive care. There are 70 COVID patients on ventilators.
Gov. Phil Murphy said on Thursday that a second wave of the virus had arrived in New Jersey. He encouraged all state residents to continue COVID-19 safety precautions, including hand washing, sanitizing surfaces, wearing masks and social distancing.