New Jersey reported 442 new positive cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 268,107 cases, Gov. Phil Murphy said in his daily presser.
Hospitalizations were back down in the state after an increase was reported on Wednesday.
The daily positivity rate and the transmission rate remained steady in the state at 2.94% and 0.75% respectively.
The state reported 38 new deaths on Thursday, bringing the total number of lives lost to 12,800. Nearly half of those deaths — 6,117 — have been in long term care facilities, the governor noted.