State: New Jersey sees nearly 3,400 new COVID-19 cases, 28 additional deaths

COVID-19 infections remain high in New Jersey, with state health officials confirming 3,399 new positive cases on Friday, along with 28 additional deaths.
New Jersey has seen 270,383 cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began. The statewide death toll stands at 14,721.
Hospitalizations remain above 1,000 COVID-19 patients. Health officials confirm there are 1,909 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, with 359 people in intensive care. There are 129 COVID-19 patients on ventilators – the most since early July, according to officials.
Bergen County had the most cases of the virus in the state on Friday, with 358 new cases. Essex County was right behind with 351 new cases.
With the number of cases around the region skyrocketing, Gov. Phil Murphy will be speaking with the governors of five other nearby states this weekend to discuss potential new restrictions designed to slow the spread of the virus.