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New Jersey Strains to Fend Off Covid Arriving From Afflicted States

  • Murphy links more than a dozen cases to out-of-state travel
  • Northeast region is an island in America’s sea of disease
Operations At A Covid-19 Drive Through Testing Facility
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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Infections brought from other states helped drive New Jersey’s Covid-19 transmission rate to the highest in 10 weeks, even as Northeastern governors try to prevent re-invasion by a virus that ravaged their citizens.

While case counts soar in the South and West, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are desperate to protect themselves, requiring travelers from 16 states to quarantine themselves or risk punishment. In New Jersey, the new cases are “an early warning sign,” Governor Phil Murphy said Monday.