NJ reports 1,370 new COVID cases, marking 2 weeks with daily positives over 1,000

TRENTON (1010 WINS) -- New Jersey reported 1,370 new coronavirus cases on Saturday.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced the new cases a day after the state reported 2,089 cases—the highest daily total since mid-May.

The state has now reported more than 1,000 cases each day for two weeks straight.

“As we celebrate Halloween, please remember to stay vigilant. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Avoid large gatherings. Use your common sense,” Murphy tweeted Saturday.

New Jersey also reported 12 more COVID-related deaths, bringing the state’s death toll to 14,557 people.

Hospitalizations in the state were at 1,090 on Saturday. There were 216 patients in intensive care and 91 on ventilators.

The state has been dealing with a surge of cases this month. Speaking on CNN's "New Day" on Friday morning, the governor said a statewide curfew couldn’t be ruled out.

“If we had to. I just hope we don’t have to,” Murphy said. “We’ve done it before. If we had to, we’d do it again. But please God, I hope we don’t have to get to that.”

On Thursday, Murphy warned that the state was headed for a second wave.

“[The numbers] continue to show that the second wave of the coronavirus is no longer something off in the future. It is coming, and it is coming now,” the governor said.