Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday said cases of COVID-19 across the state has increased by over 4,000 during an announcement on infrastructure in Newark.
“It goes without saying that we’re continuing to do everything we possibly can to push back against the current COVID-19 pandemic in this second wave and to save every life we possibly can, especially as they say now that the second wave is crashing around us,” Murphy said during a news conference held at Port Authority Docking Berth 9, 260 Kellogg Street.
The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey has increased by 4,060, and there have been 38 additional deaths, Murphy said. There are 2,320 people hospitalized across the state.
Murphy spoke about several projects the state Department of Transportation is working on to improve roads and bridges around ports in the northern part of the state.
There is no briefing with state officials Tuesday to update residents on the spread of COVID-19.
However, Gov. Phil Murphy at 11 a.m. is scheduled to make an infrastructure announcement in Newark, which will be livestreamed here.
Then, at 4 p.m., Murphy is scheduled to give opening remarks at NJ Spotlight News’ "New Jersey's Landmark Environmental Justice Law: How Will It Work?" virtual roundtable.
So far, Atlantic County has reported 7,613 cases with 265 deaths and 3,556 cleared as recovered. Cape May County has reported 2,186 cases with 99 deaths and 1,686 designated off quarantine. Cumberland County has reported 4,296 cases with 162 deaths.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.