With N.J. COVID cases rising again, don’t expect more restrictions to be lifted soon, Murphy says

The recent spike in new cases of the coronavirus in New Jersey likely means there won’t be any additional announcements in the near future about loosening restrictions, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday morning. The state’s seven-day average of new cases was 3,329 cases as of Sunday, up 8% from a week ago and 29% from a month ago. Hospitalizations have also risen in recent weeks and currently hover between 1,900 and 2,000 patients after hitting a low of 1,785 earlier this month. “My guess is we won’t be opening up further capacities for some time now … because of the caseload,” Murphy said dur…

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