N.J. reports 37 COVID deaths, 1,255 cases. Transmission rate drops again.

New Jersey on Tuesday reported another 1,255 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 37 more confirmed deaths, though both the state’s daily case average and rate of transmission continue to dip.

The state’s seven-day average for newly confirmed positive tests dropped to 1,520, down 15% from a week ago and 11% from a month ago.

The statewide rate of transmission fell to 0.88 after three days at 0.91. A transmission rate below 1 indicates that each infected person is passing the virus to less than one other person, which means the outbreak is no longer expanding.

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