Prediction that second COVID-19 wave could swamp NJ hospitals, create critical staff shortages

Experts predict targeted shutdowns to help control the virus, and warn transit riders to keep their masks on tight

The United States recorded a new daily high of COVID-19 cases on Thursday with 90,000 cases confirmed. Gov. Phil Murphy shared the update at his first in-person event since self-isolating over concerns of positive COVID-19 cases among his inner staff. Two aides have since each received two consecutive negative PCR test results.

Murphy is still planning to limit his appearances as the state prepares to battle a second wave of the coronavirus. He said he wants to avoid another statewide lockdown, although that is not off the table entirely. Is New Jersey ready for a second wave? Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan reports.