Larger gatherings will soon be permitted in New Jersey. With COVID-19 hospitalizations trending downward and the number of vaccinated residents increasing, Gov. Phil Murphy Monday announced the state is relaxing some pandemic-related restrictions for the first time in weeks. Starting May 10, both indoor and outdoor capacity will increase.
Health officials announced 1,247 new, positive cases and 19 deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 865,700 cases in the state and 25,399 confirmed and probable deaths.