New Jersey numbers climbing for COVID-19 -- with new statewide single-day total hitting all-time high of 4,395 cases

The COVID-19 second wave continued to pound New Jersey, with a record single-day total of 4,395 new positive cases announced Saturday.The state, in addition to the highest number of one-day new cases since mid-April, reported 26 coronavirus deaths in a single day — the highest in a single 24-hour stretch since June 23, according to the latest from state officials.“These numbers are alarming and concerning, to say the least,” tweeted New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. “Wear a mask. Social distance. Stay safe.”The uptick in numbers came despite stricter restrictions imposed by the Jersey Democrat to s...

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