MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair reported six new COVID-19 cases in the period from June 29 to July 5. On Monday June 29, total COVID-19 cases in Montclair were at 445. By Sunday, July 5, the Township reported a new total of 451 cases. This is the largest weekly increase in reported cases in recent weeks; the township held a second day of testing for residents only last week, which may also be factor.
There have been 52 deaths as a result of COVID-19 in Montclair.
On Monday, Gov. Murphy announced that New Jersey’s rate of transmission – the rate at which COVID-19 spreads from one person to another – exceeds 1.0 for the first time in 10 weeks. He added that for every new case of COVID-19 we’re seeing, that case is leading to at least one other new case.
Murphy spoke on NBC News’ Meet the Press, discussing the recent spike in COVID-19 cases around the country, and in New Jersey from people returning from hot spots such as Myrtle Beach South Carolina and Florida. He stressed the need for a national “mask requirement.”
Essex County released its numbers yesterday by town (town numbers will be different, as the county bases its daily numbers on information reported and classified by the state.)