The state has now earned an unwanted spot within the nation’s fight against COVID-19, leading the US in the number of new infections per capita over the past week. New Jersey’s seven day average is up 8 percent from a week ago. The governor says health leaders are watching these numbers like a hawk.
Another 2,608 new positive cases and 28 more deaths are being reported across the state. According to the administration it’s a high speed race between widely spreading contagious variants and getting shots in arms.