New Jersey health officials reported Wednesday that there were 1,348 more confirmed COVID-19 cases and 15 confirmed deaths as the seven-day average dropped 20% from last week.
The state’s infection rate on Wednesday was 0.89. A transmission rate of less than 1 indicates that each new case led to her less than 1 additional case. An infection rate of 1 means that the number of cases has plateaued at current numbers, and anything greater than 1 indicates that the outbreak is expanding.
The seven-day average of confirmed positive tests was 1,303 on Wednesday, down 20% from a week ago and down 47% from a month ago.
Only three counties – Atlantic, Cape May and Salem – remain in the “high risk” category for coronavirus infection, down from 18 counties in early August.
The CDC considers 11 counties at “medium” risk: Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Sussex and Warren. The remaining seven counties – Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Passaic, Somerset and Union – are considered “low” risk, according to the CDC.
As of Sunday, 70 of the state’s 71 hospitals had reported 950 patients with confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases. Of the hospitalized patients, 101 are in intensive care units and 42 are on ventilators.
The statewide positive rate for tests conducted on Friday (the latest day for which data are available) was 10.43%.
The CDC considers a positivity rate of over 10% to be “high.” The positive rate is well below the 40.83% peak he had on January 1, which is the peak of the Omicron variety.
New Jersey has reported a total of 2.28 million COVID-19 cases since the first known case was reported on March 4, 2020.
Garden State also recorded 403,316 positive antigen or rapid tests, which are considered probable. And there are many cases that likely didn’t count, including positive tests at home that weren’t included in the state count.
With 9.2 million residents, the state has 34,601 reported COVID-19 deaths, with 31,495 confirmed and 3,106 probable deaths.
New Jersey had the highest number of coronavirus deaths per capita in the U.S. last week, behind Mississippi, Arizona, Oklahoma, Alabama, West Virginia, New Mexico, Tennessee and Arkansas. 9th most common. Last summer, the state had the highest number of deaths per capita in the nation.
More than 7.03 million people who work, live or study in the Garden State are fully immunized. More than 7.9 million people have received their first dose since vaccination began in the state on December 15, 2020.
More than 4.26 million people in eligible states received boosters.
long-term care number
At least 9,557 of the state’s COVID-19 deaths have occurred among residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, according to the latest data.
Of the ongoing outbreaks at 386 premises, there are 6,846 current cases among residents and 6,720 cases among staff, as of the latest data.
More than 606 million COVID-19 cases were reported worldwide as of Wednesday, according to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus database. Data show that the virus has killed more than 6.5 million people.
The United States has reported the most cumulative COVID-19 cases (over 94.9 million) and deaths (at least 1.04 million) of any country.
Over 12.1 billion doses of the COVID vaccine have been administered worldwide.
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