The masks are coming off and the restrictions gradually subsiding, but Covid-19 isn’t going away in the Garden State.
On Thursday, New Jersey reported 2,369 positive Covid tests – 700 more than the previous day – and seven new deaths.
The 7-day average for positive Covid tests in New Jersey is now up 3% from a week ago and a stunning 139% from just a month ago.
As of Wednesday night, there were 425 people in New Jersey hospitals with confirmed or suspected cases of Covid-19, with 54 in the ICU and 20 on ventilators.
Despite the rise in cases, almost all of New Jersey’s 21 counties were considered to have “low” rates of transmission according to CDC guidelines.