New Jersey officials on Monday reported 216 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 173,611.
The toll of confirmed deaths increased by 20 to 13,773, with 1,856 probable deaths.
Uptick in infection rate concerns officials
Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday that New Jersey’s rate of infection has gone above 1.0 for the first time in ten weeks.
As of July 4, the rate was at 1.03; meaning for every one person infected, it leads to at least one person getting infected.