The state of New Jersey reported an additional 156 positive cases of coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to at least 171,272.
The state reported 18 confirmed new Covid-19 deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to 13,138.
The daily positivity rate for June 25 was 1.92%, and “that is a good sign,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said.
The numbers “continue to fuel positive trends” but “only tell part of our story,” he said adding that he wants to continue to move down in ranking among US states with regards to patients in hospitals and death reports.
“Frankly, I'd never thought I’d say these words, if I could build a wall around us or around our region I would. But we cant so we have to rely on personal responsibility and the right behavior, the common sense for the common good," Murphy said.
Some context: Last week, the governors of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut announced a joint travel advisory asking people traveling to any of the three states from places where coronavirus cases are surging to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.