On Wednesday, New Jersey officials reported 335 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 174,039.
The toll of confirmed deaths increased by 53 to 13,476 confirmed and 1,947 probable deaths.
The rate of transmission remains above 1.0, meaning for each patient positive with coronavirus, it is being spread to one other person.
Murphy to sign executive order mandating masks outside
Gov. Phil Murphy went live on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to announce an executive order requiring masks in outdoor public areas.