New Jersey on Friday reported 194 more confirmed cases of the coronavirus and four more confirmed deaths, while hospitalizations for COVID-19 across the country dropped below 400. The first in more than eight months as the pandemic continues to decline while vaccination continues.
More than 4.3 million people who live, work or study in New Jersey are fully vaccinated at the state’s facilities, including about 97,900 out-of-state residents who are vaccinated in New Jersey. More than 170,400 New Jersey residents have been vaccinated in other states.
The state’s goal is for 70% of the 6.9 million adults in New Jersey to be vaccinated by the end of the month. About 63% of adult residents are fully vaccinated. The first and second visits were more than 337,000 for children between the ages of 12 and 17.
More than 5.1 million people got their first drug at least at the New Jersey site — about 55 percent of the 9.2 million state residents, according to state figures.
The state’s seven-day average for newly confirmed COVID-19 tests is now 211, down 9% from the previous week and 80% from last month.
Friday is a full week, with fewer than 300 positive test results announced each day.
As of Thursday night, 385 people were hospitalized with COVID-19. or suspected to be a patient in New Jersey. It was the lowest number since Sept. 20. Hospitalizations continued to decline from the peak of the state’s second wave, when 3,873 patients were hospitalized in December 22.
Statewide data rates rose to 0.80 from 0.77 the previous day, but any number below 1 indicates that each new case will lead to less than one additional case.
Positive Rate for Sunday Test The most recent data date was 0.95% of 31,213 tests, meaning less than 1% of the tests performed that day came back positive.
New Jersey, which was the epicenter at the beginning of the pandemic. An alarming number of deaths have been attributed to the virus, with 9.2 million deaths so far from 9.2 million COVID-19-related complications in more than 15 months, with 23,639 confirmed and expected. Probably 2,685, that’s the highest number of deaths per capita of any US state.
In total, Garden State has reported a total of 889,779 confirmed cases from more than 14.37 million tests since the first case was announced on March 4, 2020.
The state also reported 129,328 positive antigen tests during the pandemic. These cases are possible. And health officials warn that positive antigen tests may overlap with confirmed PCR tests. Because sometimes they go hand in hand.
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A total of 385 people were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 in a New Jersey hospital as of Thursday night. 51 fewer than the previous night, according to state data.
This included 85 critically or critically ill patients (14 fewer than the night before), 53 on ventilators (less than three).
70 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospital on Thursday.
in comparison Hospitalizations peaked at more than 8,300 during the first wave of the pandemic in April 2020 and more than 3,800 during the second wave in December.
New Jersey has reported 281 coronavirus outbreaks in schools, resulting in 1,263 cases among students, teachers and school staff this school year. according to state information
The state defines school outbreaks as cases where tracers identify two or more students or school staff who have contracted or spread COVID-19 in the classroom or during academic activities at school. The figures do not include students or staff believed to have been infected outside the school. or cases that cannot be confirmed as an outbreak in schools
There are approximately 1.4 million students and teachers in public schools across the state. Although the teaching methods in the midst of the epidemic are different, by some schools teaching one-on-one Some schools use a hybrid model. and some schools are still far away.
Murphy said the executive order allowing virtual education in New Jersey during the pandemic will not be renewed after this school year. This will end options for virtual learning this fall.
But the governor said students will still need to wear masks at the start of next school year. Although he added that since then it may have changed.
By age, those aged 30 to 49 were the largest percentage of New Jersey residents infected with the virus (30.9%), followed by 50-64 (22.4%), 18-29 (19.9%), 65-79 ( 10%), 5-17 (10.1%), 80+ (4.4%), and 0-4 (2.1%).
On average The virus is especially dangerous for the elderly, especially those who have had a preexisting illness. Nearly half of all deaths from COVID-19 State citizens aged 80 and over (45.5%), followed by 65-79 (33.7%), 50-64 (16.3%), 30-49 (4.1%), 18-29 (0.4%), 5-17 (0%) and 0-4 (0%)
State data show at least 8,058 deaths from COVID-19 among residents and employees in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
As of Friday afternoon, there were reports of COVID-19 cases. About 175 million positive people worldwide. According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 3.77 million people have died from the coronavirus.
The United States reports more cases than any other country at more than 33.4 million, and the most deaths at more than 598,800.
More than 2.28 billion doses of the vaccine are administered worldwide.
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