N.J. studies 1,474 COVID instances, 12 deaths; price of transmission surpasses key benchmark

New Jersey on Tuesday reported one other 1,474 confirmed COVID-19 instances and 12 confirmed deaths a day after the state’s price of transmission rose above a key benchmark.

The speed of transmission was 1.04, up from 0.97 on Sunday.

When the transmission price is 1, meaning instances have leveled off on the present numbers, whereas something above 1 signifies the outbreak is increasing.

The state’s seven-day common for confirmed coronavirus optimistic assessments is 1,433, a 2% enhance from every week in the past and a 22% lower from a month in the past.

The U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention deems 11 counties within the state to have “medium” neighborhood ranges of transmission: Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington, Atlantic, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, and Cape Could.

The remaining 10 counties — Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Morris, Essex, Union, Middlesex, Somerset, Mercer and Cumberland — are deemed “low,” based on the CDC.

There have been 861 sufferers with confirmed or suspected coronavirus instances reported on the state’s 71 hospitals as of Tuesday. Of these hospitalized, 101 are in intensive care and 30 are on ventilators.

The statewide positivity price for assessments performed Thursday, the latest day for which information is offered, was 10.61%.

The CDC considers positivity charges above 10% to be “excessive.” The positivity price is considerably decrease than its peak of 40.83% on Jan. 1 throughout the top of the omicron variant.


New Jersey has reported 2.3 million complete confirmed COVID-19 instances for the reason that state reported its first recognized case March 4, 2020.

The Backyard State has additionally recorded 410,130 optimistic antigen or fast assessments, that are thought-about possible instances. There are additionally quite a few instances that possible by no means have been counted, together with at-home optimistic assessments that aren’t included within the state’s numbers.

The state of 9.2 million residents has reported 34,689 COVID-19 deaths — 31,577 confirmed fatalities and three,112 possible ones.

New Jersey has the ninth-most coronavirus deaths per capita within the U.S. — behind Mississippi, Arizona, Oklahoma, Alabama, West Virginia, New Mexico, Tennessee and Arkansas — as of the most recent information reported on Sept. 12. Final summer season, the state had essentially the most deaths per capita within the nation.


Greater than 7.05 million individuals who work, dwell or examine within the Backyard State have reached totally vaccinated standing. Greater than 7.92 million have obtained a primary dose since vaccinations started within the state on Dec. 15, 2020.

Greater than 4.27 million folks within the state eligible for boosters have obtained one.


A minimum of 9,662 of the state’s COVID-19 deaths have been amongst residents and employees members at nursing properties and different long-term care amenities, based on the most up-to-date information.

Of the lively outbreaks at 370 amenities, there are 7,100 present instances amongst residents and 6,889 instances amongst employees, as of the most recent information.


There have been greater than 612 million COVID-19 instances reported throughout the globe as of Tuesday, based on Johns Hopkins College’s coronavirus database. Greater than 6.5 million folks have died due to the virus, the info exhibits.

The U.S. has reported essentially the most cumulative instances (greater than 95.7 million) and deaths (at the very least 1.05 million) of any nation.

There have been greater than 12.2 billion vaccine doses administered globally.

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