New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Urges Caution after Coronavirus Transmission Rate Creeps Up

Jul 29, 2020

New Jersey's coronavirus transmission rate is 1.14
Credit Cristina Spano for NPR

The rate of coronavirus transmission in New Jersey is continuing to creep up and now stands at 1.14. That means each person who catches the disease is spreading it to more than one other person.

Governor Phil Murphy is urging caution.

“When you look at the raw numbers, it’s a mixed bag at best. We’re not out of the woods yet, and we need everybody to remain vigilant.”

Governor Murphy is telling residents to avoid situations where COVID-19 transmission is more likely … such as indoors without social distancing or face coverings. The state reported 565 new coronavirus cases Tuesday and another 24 lab-confirmed deaths.