N.J. reports 6 COVID deaths, 686 cases. Hospitalizations drop to lowest number in months.
New Jersey on Monday reported another 686 COVID-19 cases and six deaths, while the number of coronavirus patients hospitalized has fallen to its lowest point in nearly three months. The state’s seven-day average for confirmed positive tests dropped to 1,129, down 2% from a week ago and 31% from a month ago. The statewide rate of transmission increased to 0.96, up from 0.93 a day earlier. But the rate remains below the key benchmark of 1, which suggests the spread of COVID-19 is slowing. Any tr