N.J. reports 2,746 COVID cases, 9 deaths. Rate of transmission remains under 1.

N.J. reports 2,746 COVID cases, 9 deaths. Rate of transmission remains under 1.

New Jersey on Saturday reported another 2,746 confirmed COVID-19 cases and nine new confirmed deaths. The number of high-risk counties as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped to 14 on Friday.

The number is up from only six in mid-July, but down from 18 on Thursday. Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester, Mercer, Hunterdon and Sussex counties are in the medium-risk category. Warren County is considered low risk. The CDC recommends that residents in high-risk counties wear masks indoors.

New Jersey’s rate of transmission was 0.96 on Saturday, according to the state Department of Health.

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