New Jersey Reporting 3,877 New Positive COVID-19 Cases and 21 New Deaths

New Jersey reported 3,877 new positive COVID-19 cases Tuesday and 21 new deaths from the virus. That brings the total of reported cases in the last five days to a whopping 13,401.

“These numbers are devastating. We are still in the midst of a pandemic,” said Gov. Phil Murphy.

Essex County had the highest daily total cases — coming in at 675 new cases, more than 300 than any other county.

On Monday, Murphy announced new restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, ordering restaurants and bars to close indoor service at 10 p.m., effective Thursday.

“A second wave is here. This is our reality,” Murphy said Monday. “We must redouble our efforts and recommit to the practices that have gotten us this far – social distancing, washing our hands, and wearing our masks.”

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