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“We continue to see case numbers climb among young people. Many of these cases and clusters are the result of parties and social gatherings, "added State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli.
Since mid-August, the percentage of positivity among 14-18 year olds has grown from 3% to 7%, while for 19-24 year olds it has risen from 2.7% to 7.1%, she said.
Murphy said that "the system works within the walls" of schools, while the state's greater concern is what happens outside them. He went on to emphasize that the state has no clear evidence of transmission of the virus in schools, and that the correct protocol has been followed so far if a case arises.
What the latest figures are: Murphy reported 447 new positive Covid-19 cases, bringing the state's sum to 197,792.
As of September 12, New Jersey's daily positivity rate is 2.06 %, Murphy said, while the state-wide transfer rate remains at 1.06.
Nine new deaths were reported, leading to a total of 14,263 virus-related deaths.
One thing to note: These figures released by the New Jersey Department of Health may not be accurate in real time with CNN's database obtained from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.