Monday evening, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order allowing for all indoor sports to resume at 25 percent capacity. Meanwhile, the state’s coronavirus numbers are showing a concerning uptick.
For the fourth time in five days there have been more than 800 new positive cases. Tuesday, health leaders reported 993 new cases, pushing the cumulative total to 215,085 with seven new confirmed COVID-19 deaths. In total, there have been 16,182 confirmed and probable fatalities. The rate of transmission is holding steady at 1.16, but that’s five weeks that the RT has been above the key benchmark of 1.0.