Gov. Murphy: 396 new coronavirus cases, 2 deaths as rate of transmission remains steady
Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday at his briefing that there were 396 new coronavirus cases in New Jersey with two deaths reported.
The governor says the rate of transmission remains steady for the second day.
The latest rate of transmission increased to 1.12, which is higher than last week. That's the highest it's been since Aug. 7 when it was 1.15.
"Some of that is due to big testing capacity. Some of this is also community spread," says Gov. Murphy. "We're challenged right now in Monmouth and Ocean counties. We must remain vigilant."
Any number above one means each newly infected person on average is spreading the virus to at least one other person.
Overall, more than 200,000 people have tested positive since early March. New Jersey has had 14,000 deaths and performed 3.4 million tests.