Dr. Anthony Fauci put a focus on New Jersey’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as he joined Gov. Phil Murphy for a Facebook Live chat Thursday morning.
During the conversation, Fauci warned that cases will occur as temps cool and more people gather indoors. He said a plan must be in place to slow the spread.
He also offered advice on how people can protect themselves from the virus.
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New Jersey is still seeing hundreds of daily cases and has been hampered by a rate of transmission over 1 in recent weeks but remains much more stable when it comes to COVID-19 then in the spring when it was one of the nation’s hot spots. There were 588 new CVOID-19 cases reported in the state Thursday.
New Jersey has reported almost 202,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. At least 14,300 people were confirmed to have died from coronavirus-related complications in New Jersey.