Many of the key COVID indicators tracked by the CDC and New Jersey Department of Health are falling to levels not seen since the beginning of August. The 7 day weekly average of new positive COVID tests has dropped by more than 30%. Hospitalizations are just above 800. The rate of transmission has also fallen to .93. Anything below 1.0 indicates the outbreak is shrinking, not expanding.
7 New Jersey counties have now moved down one tier in the CDC’s daily COVID tracker. Just a few weeks ago, all counties were listed as having a ‘high’ risk of community transmission. Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Passaic and Somerset counties have been moved to having a ‘substantial’ risk of transmission.
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