New Jersey health officials reported Tuesday that 858 more COVID-19 cases were confirmed and one death was confirmed as positive tests remained below 1,000 over the past two days.
The state’s infection rate was 0.92 on Tuesday, the same rate since Friday.A transmission rate of 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 current numbers, and anything above 1 indicates that the outbreak is growing.
The seven-day average of confirmed positive tests was 1,345 on Tuesday, down 17% from a week ago and 46% 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, 69 of the state’s 71 hospitals had reported 926 confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases. Of the hospitalized patients, 99 are in intensive care units and 38 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 402,743 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.
The state, home to 9.2 million residents, has reported 34,584 COVID-19 deaths, of which 31,481 are confirmed and 3,103 are probable.
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 been vaccinated for the first time 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 389 facilities, the current number of cases is 6,891 among residents and 6,689 among staff, as of the latest data.
More than 605 million COVID-19 cases were reported worldwide as of Tuesday, according to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus database. More than 6.49 million people have died from the virus, according to data.
The United States has reported the most cumulative COVID-19 cases (over 94.7 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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