In New Jersey, one of the hardest-hit states, 275 more people died from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s death total to 1,504.
Over 47,000 in the state have been diagnosed.
“We’re not at any plateau,” Gov. Phil Murphy warned. “We need to continue to be absolutely vigilant.”
“Don’t let the warm weather or the holidays fool us,” Murphy said. “If we open up too soon, I fear we are placing gasoline on the fire.”
Murphy said he is signing an executive order moving the state’s primary from June 2 to July 7.
He also is signing an executive order to stop nonessential construction across the state.