N.J. reports 1,608 COVID cases, 20 deaths. Transmission rate remains below key benchmark

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New Jersey on Wednesday reported another 1,608 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 20 more confirmed deaths a day while the statewide rate of transmission remained below the key benchmark indicating that the outbreak is not expanding for a second day.

The seven-day average for confirmed positive tests dropped to 1,730, down 10% from a week ago, but up 2% from a month ago. The seven-day average for new confirmed cases fell below 1,800 on Sunday for the first time since Sept. 11.

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