On Friday, officials from New Jersey’s Department of Health announced 2,343 new cases of COVID-19 and 17 confirmed deaths. The number of counties having “high” community levels of the coronavirus was recently increased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by eight.
An average of 2,066 positive tests per week across the state is up 9% from a week ago and up 58% from a month ago.
While there has been an increase in the number of positive tests, New Jersey has not seen an increase on the scale seen in December 2021. An average of almost 8,200 positive tests each week was recorded on December 23, 2021.
On Friday, the transmission rate across the state was 1.07. If the rate of spread is 1, it signifies that the number of new cases has stabilised, whereas a rate above 1 shows that the epidemic is growing.
In 70 of the 71 hospitals in the state on Thursday night, 1,453 individuals were identified as having confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases. There are currently 171 people in intensive care, with 52 of them on ventilators.
Only three counties—Sussex, Somerset, and Mercer—have what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers to be “medium” community levels of COVID-19. All but two of the state’s counties have “high” community levels.
On Sunday, the most recent day for which data is available, the optimism rate across the state was 15.39%.
Positive test prevalence rates in excess of 10% are considered “high” by the CDC. Despite the omicron variant’s high on January 1, the statewide positive rate in New Jersey has dropped significantly.
Numbers in Total
Since March 4, 2020, when the state revealed its first confirmed case of COVID-19, New Jersey has reported over 2.4 million additional cases.
Four hundred and fifty-nine thousand one hundred and forty nine positive antigen or quick tests, all of which are considered probable cases, have also been documented in the Garden State. Numerous additional cases exist outside of the official tally, such as those detected through positive at-home tests.
There have been 35,425 deaths associated with the COVID-19 virus in the state with 9.2 million citizens. This includes 32,309 verified deaths and 3,116 probable deaths.
As of Wednesday, New Jersey had the 10th-highest rate of coronavirus-related mortality per 100,000 residents in the United States, trailing states like Arizona, Mississippi, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Michigan.
Number of Immunizations
More than 7.1 million people in the Garden State have completed their vaccination schedule. Vaccinations in the state began on December 15, 2020, and since then more than 8 million people have received their first shot. The number of persons in the state who were given boosters is well over 4.3 million.
Projections for Long-Term Care
The most recently available state data shows that at least 9,912 people in nursing homes and other long-term care institutions have died from complications related to influenza virus type 19 (COVID-19).
There are currently 8,815 cases among residents and 5,929 cases among staff at the 375 facilities where outbreaks are occurring, according to the most recent data.
Computing World Data
The coronavirus database at Johns Hopkins University reports about 656 million cases of COVID-19 over the world.
The numbers suggest that over 6.67 million lives have been lost to the virus. When compared to other countries, the United States has the highest total number of cases (over 100 million) and deaths (at least 1.09 million) documented.
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