New Jersey reported 2,494 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 130,593, Gov. Phil Murphy said.
The governor cautioned that there are still some “lagging results” from the past couple of days, so the numbers could change.
The state is also reporting 334 new deaths. New Jersey has now reported a total of 8,244 total coronavirus-related deaths.
New Jersey has seen a slow-down in the rate of new cases reported, Murphy said, and hospitalizations have started to tick down as well.
Hospitalizations: At least 5,328 patients are currently being treated in hospitals – a decrease of nearly 3,000 over the last three weeks. There has also been one full week of declining numbers of patients being treated in intensive care units, with about 1,534 patients currently being treated.
Murphy cautioned, however, that there is still a ways to go before the state can fully reopen safely.
“This is the fight of our lives, it’s not two dimensional,” Murphy said.