The NJ reported 5,541 new COVID-19 cases, killing 119 more. Transmission rate reduced again after hospitalization.

New Jersey’s first coronavirus report of 2021 involved 5,541 more cases and another 119 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, although the spread of the disease and statewide hospital admissions also declined for a third day.

Governor Phil Murphy announced a new year update On social media On Friday, more than 19,000 residents died in the Garden State a day after the virus died.

Murphy tweeted, “As we begin the new year, stay awake.” “Social distance. Mask up. ”

Governor Thanks also to the residents of the state and the first responders For what they endured in the face of the epidemic in 2020.

Murphy tweeted, “Thanks to all the people in New Jersey who took this step, stayed inside, and came together to deliver us by 2020.” “A special shout out to our first responders and those on the front lines # COVID-19 Crisis. On behalf of all our nine million – thank you.

This is the first time since December that more than 5,000,000 cases have been reported back-to-back days in the state.

After three straight days below Straight, the seven-day average for New Jersey’s new positive tests is now, 0000, as the state continues to fight another wave of epidemics. Still, it is down 2% on average from a month ago and 13% from a week ago.

Meanwhile, 90 or more deaths have been declared in each of the last four days by the state. Murphy did not say when 119 deaths were reported on Friday. Days would have happened if not a few weeks ago and only recently it was confirmed.

The statewide transmission rate fell to 0.93 from 0.94 on the following day. The rate has been fluctuating in recent days, but it is 1 Sept. The latter is the lowest. Any number 1 means that every person who gets covid-19 is spreading the disease to more than one person, and keeping it below every 1 is serious. To suppress the epidemic.

Sunday’s statewide positivity rate, to date with the most recent data available, was 11.14%.

As of Thursday night, 3,625 confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases were being treated at the statewide hospital, down for the third day in a row. That’s much lower than the more than 8,000 patients at the peak of the first wave in April. However, hospital admissions have been above 3,500 since December 8 and have been fluctuating in recent days.

The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care was kept stable at 693, but the number on the ventilator increased to 471.

A total of 482,861 cases of coronavirus have been reported from more than 7.79 million tests in New Jersey in the nearly 10 months since the state filed its first case on March 4.

The state’s 9 million inhabitants now report 19,160 deaths – 17,139 confirmed and 2,021 potential deaths from complications related to the virus.

Officials said the transmission rate is declining because it is not increasing in the same case as it was in the clip during the first wave in the spring, when the state was still learning to fight the virus. He also says that the death toll is likely to rise despite the declining transmission rate as the death toll is a staggering figure.

Vaccinations and restrictions

The state said Wednesday that health officials had given the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to about 63,000 residents by mid-week.

Officials expect 70% of New Jersey’s population – about 7.7 million – to be vaccinated in the next six months. The state is bringing in the vaccine in phases, including phased healthcare workers and people living in confinement settings like nursing homes and prisons in the first phase. Officials said the dose should be available to the general public by April or May.

Murphy said Wednesday that New Jersey unveiled a website this week where people can sign up to receive the vaccine “in the near future.” Website – – does not currently allow people to register or pre-register for the vaccine.

Meanwhile, all indoor organized sports at the level of youth, high school and adult recreation in New Jersey could resume with a ban on Saturday, with four weeks suspended to help fight the epidemic.

Count-by-county number (sorted by most new cases)

  • Hudson County: 44,505 positive tests (565 new), 1,539 confirmed deaths (168 possible)
  • Essex County: 47,699 positive tests (502 new), 2,149 confirmed deaths (250 probable)
  • Monmouth County: 32,339 positive tests (494 new), 946 confirmed deaths (103 probable)
  • Bergen County: 47, positive7070 positive tests (3 2,3 new), 2,067 confirmed death confirmed (263 probable)
  • Middlesex County: 45,268 positive tests (457 new), 1,464 confirmed deaths (219 possible)
  • Ocean County: 32,872 positive tests (441 new), 1,299 confirmed deaths (82 probable)
  • Union County :, 36,834 positive positive tests (4,334 new), 1,378 confirmed confirmed deaths (111 probable)
  • Pasek County: 40,161 positive tests (306 new), 1,303 confirmed deaths (157 probable)
  • Morris County: 20,389 positive tests (294 new), 787 confirmed deaths (178 probable)
  • Burlington County: 21461 positive tests (291 new), 576 confirmed deaths (51 probable)
  • Camden County: 28,910 positive tests (281 new), 762 confirmed deaths (65 probable)
  • Gloucester County: 14,293 positive tests (184 new), 380 confirmed deaths (17 probable)
  • Mercer County: 18,920 positive tests (169 new), 685 confirmed deaths (40 probable)
  • Somerset County: 12,760 positive tests (168 new), 578 confirmed deaths (88 probable)
  • Atlantic County: 12,329 positive tests (138 new), 353 confirmed deaths (17 probable)
  • Cumberland County: 7,952 positive tests (112 new), 219 confirmed deaths (10 probable)
  • Sussex County: 4,542 positive tests (106 new), 172 confirmed deaths (43 probable)
  • Warren County: 3,978 positive tests (56 new), 170 confirmed deaths (13 probable)
  • Hunterdon County: 3,799 positive tests (55 new), 85 confirmed deaths (54 probable)
  • Salem County: 2,793 positive tests (35 new), 105 confirmed deaths (7 probable)
  • Cape May County: 2,412 positive tests (24 new), 122 confirmed deaths (15 probable)

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A total of 3,625 patients were admitted to hospital in nearby New Jersey on Thursday with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases. That’s 91 less than the night before.

This number included 3 days of intensive care (patients included (same as the night before)), with 1,471 on the ventilator (nine more than the previous day).

As many as 439 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals on Thursday, according to the state’s coronavirus dashboard.

School case

According to the state’s Covid-19 dashboard, coronavirus outbreaks have occurred in 108 schools in New Jersey while 546 students, teachers and staff have been involved since the school year began in late August.

That number does not include students or staff who have been infected outside of school or cases that cannot be confirmed as an outbreak at school. Although the number continues to rise every week, Murphy said school outbreak figures fall below the expectations of state officials when schools are opened for the individual class.

The governor said the expanded rules for schools, which include social distance guidelines and strict mask requirements for classrooms, have placed them in safe places in the state.

At least 83 students or staff members at an Essex County school caught COVID-19, the largest outbreak reported in a single New Jersey school building, according to new state data.

Although the state has released minimal information about these cases, most outbreaks involve 10 or fewer people catching the virus in each school. In November, an outbreak at an unidentified Union County school left at least 23 people sick.

New Jersey defines school spread as a case where two or more contracting students or school staff caught or transmitted COVID-19 in the classroom or during educational activities at the school.

Aged down

Broken due to age, they make up the highest percentage of New Jersey residents, aged 30 to 49, who have taken the virus (31.4%), followed by 50-64 (23.9%), 18-29 (19%), 65 – 79 (11.2%), 80 and above (5.7%), 5-17 (7%) and 0-4 (1.5%).

On average, the virus is more deadly to older residents, especially those with predisposing conditions. Nearly half of the state’s Commit-19 deaths occurred among people aged 80 and over (47%), followed by 65-79 (32.8%), 50-64 (15.7%), 30-49 (4.1%), 18-29 (0.4%), 5-17 (0%) and 0-4 (0.02%).

At least 7,521 deaths from COVID-19 in the state have occurred among residents and staff members in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. That number has been rising at an alarming rate in recent weeks. Currently there are active outbreaks at 427 facilities, resulting in 5,681 active cases among residents and 6,171 active cases among employees.

Global number

As of Friday afternoon, there were more than .78.3.7 million positive COVID-19 tests worldwide, according to a telly run by Johns Hopkins University. Coronavirus-related complications have killed 1.82 million people.

U.S. The highest number of cases is over 20 million and the highest number of deaths is over 346,400.

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