New Jersey health officials reported Friday that there were 1,983 more confirmed COVID-19 cases and 13 confirmed deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reduced the risk of infection in the last remaining counties from high to moderate.
The seven-day average of confirmed positive tests was 1,290 on Friday, down 17% from a week ago and 47% from a month ago.
The state’s infection rate on Friday 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 infected people has plateaued at current numbers, and anything above 1 indicates that the outbreak is growing.
The CDC reported Thursday that 0 counties are in the “high risk” category of infection, out of 3 counties. For the first time in months, all 21 counties in New Jersey are at medium or low risk of infection.
The CDC considers 12 counties at “medium” risk: Sussex, Morris, Warren, Hunterdon, Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington, Camden, Atlantic, Gloucester, Salem and Cape May.
The remaining nine counties — Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, Union, Middlesex, Somerset, Mercer and Cumberland — are considered “low” risk, according to the CDC.
As of Friday, 70 of the state’s 71 hospitals had reported 872 confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases. Of the hospitalized patients, 103 were in intensive care and 42 were on ventilators.
The statewide positive rate for tests conducted on Sunday (latest day for which data is available) was 14.26%.
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 404,547 positive antigen or rapid tests, which are considered probable. And there are numerous cases that likely went uncounted, including positive tests at home that weren’t included in the state’s count.
With 9.2 million residents, the state has reported 34,619 COVID-19 deaths, of which 31,516 have been confirmed and 3,103 may have died.
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 vaccinated. More than 7.9 million people have received their first dose since vaccination began in the state on December 15, 2020.
More than 4.27 million people in eligible states received boosters.
long-term care number
At least 9,584 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 outbreak at 380 facilities, the current number of cases is 6,878 among residents and 6,733 among staff, as of the latest data.
More than 607 million COVID-19 cases were reported worldwide as of Friday, 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 95.1 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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