New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said the state reported 335 new Covid-19 cases, bringing its total to more than 174,000.
The daily positivity rate for tests recorded on Monday is 3.23%, Murphy said, even though the state has been hovering at about 2%. The number of tests counted Monday was very low, which may account for the increase, Murphy said.
The governor added that there have been "a couple flare ups" related to out-of-state travel.
“There’s another increment of risk we’re getting from folks coming in from other states that have exploded and continue to explode," he said.
He added that the system “so far so good has worked spotting some of these flare ups relating to out-of-state travel, as well as some knucklehead behavior in state.”
Remember: New Jersey, along with New York and Connecticut, require travelers coming from at least 19 states with high coronavirus rates to quarantine for at least two weeks once they enter the state.