TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey officials are again pointing to some positive signs in the fight against COVID-19. The key word officials used on Monday is “stability.” The spread of COVID-19 continues but at a pace that is not likely to overwhelm the hospital system. “This is about saving lives and we will continue to be driven in our effort to save lives,” Gov. Phil Murphy said. Murphy laid out facts, rather than projections, on Monday. As the number of COVID-19 cases approaches 89,000 and the death toll is close to 4,400, hospital counts show the number of seriously sick patients peaking and falling down the curve over the last three weeks. “These are real numbers, this is a reality in our health care system. And it means that as new cases are identified, and as we take steps to ramp up and expand our testing regime, we will be in a better place to capture and contain COVID-19,” Murphy said. LOOK: The rates by which the numbers of new #COVID19 cases are doubling have significantly SLOWED. Just a few weeks ago, in some areas of the state cases were doubling in a matter of days. Now we’re seeing… Read full this story
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