New Jersey health officials reported 1,947 more confirmed COVID-19 cases and 10 newly confirmed deaths on Saturday as new cases began to level off in Garden State.
Only seven counties remain in the high-risk category of infection, as reported by the CDC on Saturday. The counties are Cape May, Atlantic, Camden, Burlington, Monmouth, Essex and Middlesex.
The rest of the counties are considered “moderate” risk, except for Hudson County, which is considered “low” risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The seven-day average of confirmed positive tests fell to 1,839 on Saturday, down 17% from a week ago and 34% from a month ago.
New Jersey’s infection rate was 0.89 on Saturday. The rate at the beginning of the month was 1.01.
A transmission rate less than 1 indicates that each new case leads to less than one additional case. An infection rate of 1 means that the number of infected people has plateaued at the current number. A value above 1 means the outbreak is expanding.
As of Saturday, there were 983 confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases reported in the state’s 71 hospitals. Of the hospitalized patients, 110 are in intensive care units and 41 are on ventilators.
The statewide positive rate for tests conducted on Monday (the most recent day for which data are available) was 10.90%.
The CDC considers a positivity rate of over 10% to be “high.” However, the positive rate is significantly lower than the peak of 40.83% he on January 1, which is the peak of the Omicron variety.
New Jersey has reported a total of 2.25 million COVID-19 cases since the first known case was reported on March 4, 2020.
Garden State also recorded 394,731 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.
The state of 9.2 million residents has reported 34,456 COVID-19 deaths, including 31,357 confirmed and 3,099 probable deaths.
New Jersey had the highest number of coronavirus deaths per capita in the U.S. as of Tuesday, behind Mississippi, Arizona, Oklahoma, Alabama, West Virginia, Tennessee, New Mexico and Arkansas. 9th most common. Last summer, the state had the highest number of deaths per capita in the nation.
More than 7 million people who work, live or study in the Garden State are fully vaccinated.
More than 7.89 million people have received their first dose since vaccination began in the state on December 15, 2020.
More than 4.2 million people in eligible states received boosters.
Regulators have suspended plans to allow a second booster dose to adults under 50 this summer. Instead, they hope to refine the vaccine to target emerging subspecies by the fall.
long-term care number
At least 9,509 of the state’s COVID-19 deaths were among residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, according to state data on Saturday.
Of the 393 premises with active outbreaks, there are 6,082 resident and 6,255 staff current cases at the time of the latest data.
As of Saturday, more than 595 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide, according to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus database.
Data show that the virus has killed more than 6.4 million people.
The United States has reported the most cumulative COVID-19 cases (over 93.6 million) and deaths (at least 1.04 million) of any country.
More than 12 billion doses of vaccines have been administered worldwide.
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