A further 2,820 confirmed coronavirus cases and 48 additional deaths were reported in New Jersey on Tuesday, a day after Gov. Phil Murphy announced that the state aims to significantly expand eligibility for the vaccine next month.
Pre-K to 12th grade teachers, as well as childcare and transportation workers, will be eligible on March 15, and key first-line employees, including restaurant workers and grocery store employees, will be eligible for two weeks. later, March 29.
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That’s more than 2.5 million doses received by the state, according to current estimates from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state’s goal is to vaccinate 70% of its adult population – about 4.7 million people – over the next few months.
The seven-day average for the new cases of COVID-19 in Garden State is now 2884, which is 10% more than a week ago, but 26% less than a month ago.
The number of coronavirus patients in New Jersey hospitals increased slightly for the third day in a row, rising until 1915 on Monday night. However, this is 51% less than the recent peak of 3,872 on December 22.
The latest transmission rate in the country has increased to 0.97 from 0.94 the day before. Any percentage below 1 means that the outbreak is slowing down, although the number has increased in recent days.
Vaccination efforts in New Jersey are set to intensify this week with the arrival of the state’s first shipment of a single-dose coronavirus vaccine produced by New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson. The state is expected to receive about 73,000 doses in its first batch, and a similar amount will arrive in the coming weeks. This is at the top of the state’s weekly distribution for the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
The New Jersey partner, drugmaker Merck & Co., will help rival Johnson & Johnson produce the vaccine to expand supply more quickly, a federal official told the Associated Press on Tuesday.
Despite the new vaccine and increased eligibility, government officials stressed on Monday that demand will continue to exceed supply in the coming weeks, so booking appointments could still be a challenge.
State Health Commissioner Judith Persici also warned that cases and hospitalizations could “creep up” in New Jersey in the coming days due to the emergence of variants of COVID-19. So far, only one variant has been confirmed in New Jersey – strain B117, first discovered in the United Kingdom. The state has reported 63 cases of this strain.
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Now New Jersey has announced 707,099 confirmed cases of coronavirus from 10.7 million PCR tests in almost a year since the state announced its first case on March 4, 2020. There are also 88,686 positive antigen tests. These cases are considered probable, and health officials have warned that positive antigen tests may overlap with confirmed PCR tests, as they are sometimes given in tandem.
The condition of 9 million people reported that 23,321 residents died from complications associated with COVID-19, including 20,990 confirmed deaths and 2,331 deaths considered probable.
NUMBER BY BULGARIA (sorted by most new cases)
- District of Bergen: 69,496 confirmed cases (347 new), 2,340 confirmed deaths (281 probable)
- Hudson County: 64,178 confirmed cases (316 new), 1,831 confirmed deaths (180 probable)
- Monmouth County: 52,051 confirmed cases (255 new), 1,285 confirmed deaths (122 probable)
- Middlesex County: 68,044 confirmed cases (224 new), 1,871 confirmed deaths (229 probable)
- Essex County: 67,907 confirmed cases (220 new), 2,414 confirmed deaths (269 probable)
- Passaik County: 52,362 confirmed cases (188 new), 1,525 confirmed deaths (173 probable)
- Morris County: 32,443 confirmed cases (185 new), 897 confirmed deaths (227 probable)
- Union County: 49,373 confirmed cases (181 new), 1,571 confirmed deaths (197 probable)
- Ocean County: 52,320 confirmed cases (180 new), 1749 confirmed deaths (117 probable)
- Camden County: 39,656 confirmed cases (104 new), 1,070 confirmed deaths (84 probable)
- Burlington County: 31,082 confirmed cases (90 new), 692 confirmed deaths (54 probable)
- Mercer County: 26,325 confirmed cases (83 new), 838 confirmed deaths (39 probable)
- Somerset County: 18,831 confirmed cases (73 new), 683 confirmed deaths (102 probable)
- Atlantic County: 19,864 confirmed cases (69 new), 546 confirmed deaths (27 probable)
- Gloucester County: 21,196 confirmed cases (68 new), 516 confirmed deaths (28 probable)
- Sussex County: 8031 confirmed cases (39 new), 209 confirmed deaths (64 probable)
- Cumberland County: 12,240 confirmed cases (37 new), 343 confirmed deaths (27 probable)
- Warren County: 6,410 confirmed cases (37 new), 198 confirmed deaths (19 probable)
- Hunterden County: 6,359 confirmed cases (36 new), 105 confirmed deaths (54 probable)
- Salem County: 4263 confirmed cases (13 new), 152 confirmed deaths (12 probable)
- Cape May County: 3724 confirmed cases (6 new), 155 confirmed deaths (26 probable)
VACCINATIONS BY COUNTRY
- ATLANTIC DISTRICT – 69,009 doses administered
- BERGEN DISTRICT – 240,521 doses administered
- BURLINGTON DISTRICT – 110,865 doses administered
- KAMDEN DISTRICT – 125,484 doses administered
- CAPE MAY COUNTY – 32 021 doses administered
- CUMBERLAND DISTRICT – 30,399 doses administered
- ESSEX COUNTY – 172 533 administered doses
- GLUCESTER COUNTY – 79,326 doses administered
- HUDSON COUNTY – 98,989 doses administered
- HUNTERDON – 29,294 doses administered
- MERCER COUNTY – 69,917 doses administered
- MIDDLE DISTRICT – 170,446 doses administered
- CIRCUIT OF MOMUTA – 166,337 doses administered
- MORIS COUNTY – 160,190 doses administered
- OCEAN COUNTRIES – 138,650 doses administered
- OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY – 60,168 doses administered
- PASSAY DISTRICT – 95 874 doses administered
- SALEM DISTRICT – 14,089 doses administered
- SOMERSET COUNTY – 88,046 doses administered
- SUSSEX COUNTY – 33,320 doses administered
- AREA OF THE UNION – 107,547 doses administered
- UNKNOWN DISTRICT – 17,672 doses administered
- WARREN COUNTY – 21,568 doses administered
There was 1,915 patients were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in 70 of New Jersey’s 71 hospitals as of Monday night – 14 more than the night before, according to the state board.
This includes 395 in critical or intensive care (one more than the night before), with 230 on ventilators (two more).
There were some 147 patients with COVID-19 were discharged on Monday.
Hospitalizations peaked in more than 8,000 patients during the first wave of the pandemic in April.
New Jersey reported 152 outbreaks of coronavirus in schools, which resulted in 737 cases among students, teachers and school staff this school year, according to the state board.
The state defines school outbreaks as cases in which follow-up contacts identify two or more students or school staff caught or transmitted COVID-19 in the classroom or during academic activities at school. These numbers do not include students or staff who are thought to be infected outside of school or cases that cannot be confirmed as outbreaks in school.
There are about 1.4 million students and teachers in public schools in the country, although outbreak teaching methods vary, with some schools teaching in person, some using a hybrid format, and others remaining remote.
Murphy said Monday that with teachers who will soon be eligible for the vaccine, officials “fully expect” New Jersey schools to return for personal training “safely and responsibly” when the next school year begins in September, if not earlier.
“I will be very surprised and disappointed if we are not,” he said.
By age, those aged 30 to 49 make up the largest percentage of New Jersey residents who have caught the virus (31%), followed by those 50-64 (23.3%), 18-29 (19.5). %), 65-79 (10.9%), 5-17 (8.4%), 80 and more (5%) and 0-4 (1.7%).
On average, the virus is more deadly to older people, especially those with pre-existing illnesses. Almost half of the deaths of COVID-19 in the country are among residents aged 80 and over (47.25%), followed by those aged 65-79 (32.76%), 50-64 (15.58%), 30-49 (4.02%), 18-29 (0.37%), 5-17 (0%) and 0-4 (0.02%).
At least 7,911 of COVID-19 deaths in the state are among residents and employees of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
There are currently active outbreaks in 337 establishments, resulting in 6,329 active cases among residents and 6,471 among employees.
As of early Tuesday afternoon, there were more than 114.6 million positive tests for COVID-19 worldwide, according to current estimates by Johns Hopkins University. More than 2.5 million people have died from complications associated with the coronavirus.
The United States reports the most cases – over 28.6 million, and the most deaths – over 515,000.
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