The list of states on New Jersey’s coronavirus quarantine travel advisory keeps growing. Tuesday the Murphy administration added Minnesota, Kentucky, and Illinois, along with Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. Anyone traveling from those areas, including New Jersey residents, is being asked to voluntarily self-quarantine for two weeks and get tested for the coronavirus to help prevent another outbreak.
The announcement comes as the number of positive test results has been trending upward the last few days. Five hundred and sixty-five new positive COVID-19 cases were reported Tuesday. Officials say it’s likely inflated by the elimination of a backlog. The statewide cumulative total is now 180,295. With 24 new deaths, the state now is reporting a total of 15,825 confirmed and probable fatalities. The rate of transmission is also above 1.0. Officials say they’re keeping a close watch on the rate of spread.