TRENTON, NJ – As COVID-19 new cases are rapidly diminishing across the Garden State, since Mid-May, cases in the state’s long term care facilities is slowly increasing according to information shared today by Governor Phil Murphy. From April through mid-May, cases were being reported at the rate of nearly 800 new cases per day in those facilities. That rate dropped off sharply in mid-May, but is slowly creeping up in recent days, from about 300 new cases per day to about 500 new cases per day.
Murphy quickly glossed over this data at his daily covid-19 briefing, instead focusing on the rapid downward spiral of COVID-19 in the general population.
Overall, statewide, since April, positive tests have declined from nearly 50% to just 4.2%.