New Jersey reports 310 new COVID-19 cases, 52 new deaths

Maya Rajamani
July 07, 2020 - 2:38 pm

TRENTON, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy reported 310 new COVID-19 cases and 52 new deaths on Tuesday, a day after he said the state’s transmission rate was on the rise. 

A total of 173,878 New Jerseyans have now tested positive for COVID-19, and 13,425 have died, Murphy tweeted. As of Monday, 903 people in the state were hospitalized with the virus, 169 of whom were in critical or intensive care. 

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Murphy did not hold a daily briefing on Tuesday. Going forward, his briefings will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

On Monday, Murphy said New Jersey’s COVID-19 transmission rate exceeded 1.0 over the weekend, the first time it has done so in 10 weeks. 

“This means that for every new case of COVID we are seeing, that case is leading to at least one more new case,” he said. “This is an early warning sign that, quite frankly, we need to do more.”

Several outbreaks were “directly tied to travel to known hotspots,” he noted. 

New Jersey, New York and Connecticut on Tuesday added three new states to their list of states from which travelers must quarantine for 14 days: Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma.