Are growing at an alarming rate in New Jersey. On Sunday, Governor Phil Murphy said there were more than 4,500 new cases – a number the state hasn’t seen since the epidemic, CBS New York reported. According to Johns Hopkins University, this weekend the cumulative amount of coronovirus cases in the US crossed 11 million.
Strict restrictions are now in force in the Garden State, requiring bar and restaurant owners to shut down indoor service by 10pm in an effort to slow down the spread.
On the heels of that move, the state is now seeing 4,540 new cases, from Friday’s record-breaking increase.
According to CBS New York, hospitalizations are also increasing.
So far, state officials are reporting 18 new deaths, but the death toll remains well below where they were in the spring.
Some in the community are on edge, while others are trying to remain calm.
“Nervous, anxious, hoping they are going to come up with some kind of safe treatment vaccine as soon as possible,” said Jennifer Present of Ho-Ho-Kus.
“I’m not worried because I wear a mask, pay attention and wash my hands and do it all,” said Bruce Tyler of Montclair.
Murphy addressed the dangerous situation on Twitter, asking residents to wear masks and practice social distance. He also said that residents should double their efforts and crush the curve like they did last spring.
Late on Sunday, Murphy also Tweeted He and the governors of New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware discussed how they could “continue to work together to overtake the second wave of COVID-19.”
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