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Official: NJ's daily COVID-19's cases doubled in a month

judy persichilli
Posted at 2:45 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 14:45:31-04

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey’s daily number of COVID-19 cases has doubled since last month, reaching about 1,000 each day, health officials said.

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Monday the spike stems from “community spread,” and not a single decision to reopen part of the state’s economy. She added the increase is “widespread” across the state.

A review of cases shows the biggest share of outbreaks stem from gatherings and parties, as well as day care and on farms.

Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Monday, October 19, 2020

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy advised residents to continue to use masks, keep social distance and quarantine if exposed to the virus.