New Jersey reported 5 more coronavirus deaths and an additional 378 tests positive on Sunday as the state’s transmission rate dropped for the seventh day in a row – though it was still just above the key benchmarks show. The outbreak is expanding.
Garden State’s death toll is currently 15,874, with 14,021 confirmed and 1,853 possible deaths due to COVID-19, according to the latest figures reported by Governor Phil Murphy.
The state has reported 184,773 cases of known coronavirus infection over 5 months since the first positive test was announced on March 4.
Murphy announced the new numbers on Twitter. He didn’t hold a live press conference on Sunday.
The state did not specify when the new deaths reported on Sunday occurred.
The numbers released the same day the United States surpassed 5 million COVID-19 infections – about a quarter of all infections worldwide since the virus appeared in China more than seven months ago. .
However, Sunday marked the 31st day in a row New Jersey reported fewer than 50 new deaths in a single day, and on the ninth day in a row it reported fewer than 15. It also marks the ninth day in a row the state announced 500 fewer new cases after seeing a spike late last month.
The number of daily deaths and cases in New Jersey – an early coronavirus hotspot – are still far below their peak in April, when the state reported hundreds of new deaths and thousands of reviews. New positive test every day.
On Friday, Murphy said “most of the numbers this week have started to go in the direction we need them to go” after he said a week earlier that the “alarm” had been ringing because of the day cases increasing and increasing transmission speed.
The state’s most recent transmission rate – a key metric the state is using to determine how to strengthen coronavirus restriction – was 1.03, down from 1.15 reported on Friday and from a four-month high of 1.49 reported a week ago.
The goal is to keep the rates below 1. Anything above means each new case will result in more than one infection and virus spreading.
This rate was below 1 for weeks in the most stringent areas of coronavirus lockdown in New Jersey but hovered above and below 1 in July as the state took several steps to reopen. The rate has been decreasing gradually every day this week.
The most recent spike caused Murphy on Monday to reduce the limit on indoor gatherings in New Jersey to 25% with up to 25 people, except weddings, funerals and religious and major events. treatment. Up to this point, there can be indoor gatherings up to 25% of the capacity of a building or up to 100 people.
There were 483 patients on COVID-19 treatment or under investigation in 71 New Jersey hospitals on Saturday night. That is the second time since the state began to publicly track hospital admissions with patient numbers falling below 500.
Of those patients, 83 were in critical condition or in intensive care and 31 were on mechanical ventilation.
According to the state’s tracking website, 57 coronavirus patients were discharged on Saturday.
Hospital admissions in New Jersey have continued to decline steadily over the past few months after peaking at more than 8,000 in mid-April.
- Atlantic County: 3,463 cases (9 new cases), 237 confirmed deaths (15 probable)
- Bergen County: 20,794 (46 new), 1,787 confirmed deaths (251 probable)
- Burlington County: 6,007 cases (30 new cases), 433 confirmed deaths (40 probable)
- Camden County: 8,562 (39 new), 524 confirmed deaths (56 probable)
- Cape May County: 832 (8 new), 82 confirmed deaths (5 probable)
- Cumberland County: 3,338 cases (6 new cases), 146 confirmed deaths (12 probable)
- Essex County: 19,728 cases (14 new cases), 1,872 confirmed deaths (239 probable)
- Gloucester County: 3,248 cases (12 new cases), 205 confirmed deaths (7 probable)
- Hudson County: 19,671 (30 new), 1,337 confirmed deaths (167 probable)
- Hunterdon County: 1,149 cases (2 new cases), 70 confirmed deaths (56 probable)
- Mercer County: 8,199 cases (6 new cases), 580 confirmed deaths (39 probable)
- Middlesex County: 17,919 cases (36 new cases), 1,199 confirmed deaths (204 probable)
- Monmouth County: 10,302 cases (20 new cases), 759 confirmed deaths (97 probable)
- Morris County: 7,248 cases (14 new cases), 681 confirmed deaths (148 possible cases)
- Ocean County: 10,596 cases (12 new cases), 951 confirmed deaths (67 probable)
- Passaic seeds: 17,642 cases (19 new cases), 1,092 confirmed deaths (148 probable)
- Salem County: 894 (2 new), 81 confirmed deaths (6 probable)
- Somerset County: 5,245 cases (15 new cases), 486 confirmed deaths (75 probable)
- Sussex District: 1,330 cases (4 new cases), 161 confirmed deaths (37 probable cases)
- Union County: 16,695 (33 new), 1,180 confirmed deaths (170 probable)
- Warren County: 1,345 cases (2 new cases), 158 confirmed deaths (14 probable)
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New Jersey, a populous state with 9 million inhabitants, ranks second among the states of the United States in total COVID-19 deaths and eighth in total.
About half of the state’s deaths – at least 6,956 – were residents of employees in state nursing homes and long-term care centers.
The total number of coronavirus infections in the state is cumulative and does not reflect the thousands of residents who have recovered from the disease. Nearly 33,000 New Jersey residents have recovered from the illness, according to Johns Hopkins University.
There are currently more than 2.3 million COVID-19 tests taken in the state.
New Jersey is still in Phase 2 of a plan to gradually lift coronavirus restrictions that Murphy ordered in March to combat the spread of COVID-19. Gyms, movie theaters and indoor dining areas of restaurants and bars remain closed until further notice.
Nearly 1.5 million workers in the state have applied for unemployment benefits since mid-March.
Murphy is calling on visitors from Puerto Rico and the 34 states that qualify as a coronavirus hotspot to voluntarily quarantine within 14 days of arriving in New Jersey.
As of early Sunday afternoon, more than 19.6 million tests have been positive for COVID-19 around the world, according to an ongoing tally by Johns Hopkins University. Of those, more than 727,000 people died, while nearly 12 million have recovered.
There have been more than 162,000 deaths in the United States, the most in the world.
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