NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is expressing concerns about spikes in the coronavirus on Twitter.

He said, “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!”

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The mayor’s office is expected to release more information Monday.

This comes as the state continues to see a spike in COVID-19 cases.


Gov. Phil Murphy on Sunday reported 1,140 new positive cases and four new confirmed deaths.

On Saturday, the state reported 1,994 new positive cases, the highest number since May.

The governor also extended the state’s public health emergency for the eighth time over the weekend.


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