Thursday, New Jersey health officials revealed an additional 969 cases of COVID-19 and 14 new verified deaths, as the transmission rate remains unchanged.
The statewide transmission rate has been 0.95 for the past three days, up from 0.90 the previous week. A transmission rate of 1 indicates that the number of cases has stabilised, but a rate below 1 indicates that the outbreak is decreasing.
The state’s seven-day average for confirmed positive tests is 940, a decrease of 20% from the previous week and 46% from the previous month.
Seven counties in the state have “high” community levels of coronavirus, according to the CDC: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem. Seven counties have “low” community levels: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Passaic, Somerset, and Union.
The remaining seven counties have community levels classified as “medium.” According to the CDC, case counts and hospitalisation rates by area establish the community level of each county.
Wednesday evening, 69 of the state’s 70 hospitals reported a total of 1,004 patients with confirmed or suspected coronavirus infections. 136 hospitalised patients are receiving intensive care, and 55 are on ventilators.
Tests conducted statewide on Thursday, the most recent day for which data is available, had a positive rate of 7.9%.
After announcing its first known case of the virus on March 4, 2020, New Jersey has reported more than 2.5 million total verified COVID-19 cases.
Also, the Garden State has reported 494,123 positive antigen or fast tests, which are regarded as probable instances. There are undoubtedly many cases that were likely never recorded, such as positive at-home tests that are not included in the state’s statistics.
The state has reported 35,911 COVID-19 deaths, including 32,795 verified deaths and 3,116 probable deaths.
As of February 2, New Jersey has the tenth-most coronavirus deaths per capita in the United States.
More than 7,1 million people who work, live, or attend school in New Jersey are completely immunised. Since immunisations began in the state on December 15, 2020, almost 8 million individuals have received their first dose.
Almost 4,3 million residents of the state who were eligible for boosters received one.
Long-Term Care Numbers
According to the most recent state data, at least 10,063 COVID-19 deaths have occurred among residents and staff members of nursing homes and other long-term care institutions.
As of the most recent data, there are 12,180 resident cases and 7,574 staff illnesses among the active outbreaks at 394 facilities.
More than 673 million COVID-19 cases have been documented worldwide, according to the coronavirus database at Johns Hopkins University.
According to the figures, more than 6.8 million individuals have perished as a result of the infection. The United States has reported more cumulative cases (over 103 million) and deaths (at least 1,1 million) than any other nation.
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