On Twitter Sunday night Baraka said the number of cases reported in Newark was more than every other city in Essex County combined.
Today Newark had more COVID-19 cases than every other city in Essex County combined! We are witnessing a serious spike and tomorrow we will begin taking serious measures. Wear your mask!— Ras J. Baraka (@rasjbaraka) October 25, 2020
A check of New Jersey's COVID-19 dashboard Sunday evening showed Essex County as a whole had reported 155 new cases to the state.
Earlier in the day, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the state saw a total of 1,140 new positive cases.
#COVID19 UPDATE: We're reporting 1,140 new positive cases, pushing our cumulative total to 228,468.— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) October 25, 2020
We’re reporting four new confirmed deaths for a total of 14,496 lives lost.
This virus has not gone away. Wear a mask. Social distance. Wash your hands.https://t.co/JW1q8awGh7 pic.twitter.com/g1HnsGQXjR
It was the eighth day in a row that new daily cases topped 1,000 in the state.
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