Rep. Josh Gottheimer says New Jersey is flattening coronavirus curve

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The coronavirus pandemic is beginning to show signs that it is nearing a peak in New Jersey, Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., told CNBC on Tuesday.

“What we’re doing is working,” Gottheimer said on “Squawk Box.” “Our death toll is still way too high, and it’s just awful the number of people who are sick. … But the good news is it seems there is some light on the horizon.” 

More than 41,000 cases have been confirmed in New Jersey, including more than 1,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Gottheimer said about 20% of the state’s cases have been in his northern New Jersey district, which includes Bergen and Sussex counties.

Earlier Tuesday, the head of New Jersey’s largest health-care network told “Squawk Box” he’s “certainly encouraged” by recent COVID-19 data. 

“The number of new cases each day were in the double digits. They were about 35% increase every

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