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Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Monday, June 29, 2020

Posted at 5:50 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 15:25:27-04

NEW JERSEY — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New Jersey. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.

Gov. Phil Murphy shared a Monday update. Watch below:

On indoor dining:
Restaurants were meant to be allowed to resume indoor dining on Thursday, but Murphy hit pause on that. It's not clear when indoor dining will be allowed because he's seen spikes in other places that allowed indoor dining.

"We do not wish to see New Jersey experience a similar spike," he said. "It brings me no joy to do this, but we have no choice."

He also added that he's seen overcrowding, disregard for social distancing and a lack of masks at restaurants in recent days.

Daily indicators:
There were 156 new positive tests for a total of 171,272 in New Jersey.

There were 185 people still on ventilators and there were more than 200 still in intensive care.

There were 18 new deaths for a total of 13,138 in the state. There have been an additional 1,854 probable coronavirus deaths in New Jersey.

6 a.m.
Indoor shopping malls can reopen in New Jersey for the first time in months, with strict safety guidelines in place. Read more here.

After suspending nearly all service in May, NY Waterway returns with modified service Monday. More details in the video above.

  • Modified service into NYC from Weehawken, Hoboken and Monmouth County begins
  • Ferry and bus capacity will be capped at 50%, with seats labeled for social distancing and face coverings required
  • NY Waterway ferries and buses will be sanitized after every trip, with terminals cleaned several times a day

Latest official numbers:
As of Monday morning, there are 171,182 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Jersey with 13,121 coronavirus-related fatalities.

For a list of drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in New Jersey, click here.

Tips to protect yourself and others amid coronavirus outbreaks

Call New Jersey's coronavirus hotline at 1-800-222-1222. You can also click here for additional information.