The number of new COVID-19 cases in New Jersey is slowly rising. There are 2,599 new infections in the state as of yesterday. Governor Murphy said as recently as Friday the second wave curve had flattened. However, recent numbers seem to prove him wrong. NJ.com reports the seven-day average for new cases is now 3,329. That’s up more than 11-percent from a week ago and is the highest seven-day average since mid-February.
Meanwhile, the statewide transmission rate is also on the rise. It increased to 1.08 from 1.07 over day. Health officials say anything over one means that the outbreak is growing, with each new infection leading to at least one other new case.