Coronavirus News: Newark mayor says city will take "serious measures" to combat spike

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Monday, October 26, 2020
Newark mayor says city will take "serious measures" to combat spike
Newark "will begin taking serious measures" starting Monday as the city is seeing a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases, Mayor Ras Baraka said.

NEWARK (WABC) -- Newark "will begin taking serious measures" starting Monday as the city is seeing a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases, Mayor Ras Baraka said.

On Twitter Sunday night Baraka said the number of cases reported in Newark was more than every other city in Essex County combined.

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.

It was the eighth day in a row that new daily cases topped 1,000 in the state.

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