The rate of transmission - which is the rate at which COVID-19 spreads from person to person - is at 0.98.
☑️Spot positivity rate for tests from July 6th was 2.23%— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) July 10, 2020
☑️Rate of transmission is now 0.98
These are the two most meaningful measurements we have of the spread of #COVID19 across our state. We have to keep them DOWN. pic.twitter.com/wFvYPHyhAL
That means, on average, each new COVID-19 case leads to less than one more new case.
Murphy said there were 367 new positive cases reported Friday, which pushes the statewide cumulative total since March 4 to 174,628.
He also reported 31 new deaths, bringing the state total to 13,532 and total probable deaths to 1,947.