New Jersey reported 3,162 more confirmed cases on Saturday COVID-19 cases and one new confirmed death, as US regulators said they plan refuse to allow a second booster shot for adults under 50 this summer. Instead, they are focusing on redesigning vaccines for the fall to target new subvariants of the virus.
Eighteen of the state’s 21 counties are currently considered high risk for transmission, the CDC reported Saturday, compared to just six in mid-July. Only Mercer, Cumberland and Salem counties remain in the moderate risk category. Residents of high-risk countries are advised to wear masks indoors.
The seven-day average for confirmed positive tests in the state is 2,834, down 4% from last week but up 26% from a month ago.
As of Friday evening, the state’s 71 hospitals had 1,091 patients with confirmed or suspected cases of the coronavirus. Of those hospitalized, 125 are in intensive care, 38 are on ventilators.
The statewide rate of positive tests conducted on Monday – the last day with available data – was 12.54%.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers a “high” positivity rate above 10%. However, the level of positivity is well below its peak of 40.83% on January 1 during the height of the omicron option.
New Jersey’s transmission rate on Saturday was 1.01, according to the state Department of Health. If the baud rate is 1, it means that the cases have equaled the current numbers. Anything greater than 1 means the flash is expanding.
A baud rate below 1 is an indication that outbreak of the coronavirus decreases, as each new case results in less than one additional new case.
New Jersey has reported 2.2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the more than two years since the state reported its first known case on March 4, 2020.
The Garden State also recorded 382,426 positive antigen or rapid tests, which are considered probable cases. And there are scores of cases that were likely never counted, including positive home tests that are not included in the state count.
The state of 9.2 million people has reported 34,265 deaths from COVID-19 — 31,171 confirmed deaths and 3,094 probable.
New Jersey has ninth place in the number of deaths from the coronavirus per capita in the US — after Mississippi, Arizona, Oklahoma, Alabama, West Virginia, Tennessee, New Mexico and Arkansas — as of Monday. last summer the state had the most deaths per capita in the country.
More than 6.98 million people who work, live or study in the Garden State have achieved fully vaccinated status.
More than 7.88 million have received their first dose since vaccination began in the state on December 15, 2020.
More than 4.15 million people in the state who are eligible for boosters have received them. This number may increase later Food and Drug Administration Approves Revaccination for Healthy Kids aged 5 to 11 years. U.S. regulators have approved the booster for children, hoping that an extra dose of the vaccine will boost their protection if infections continue to spread.
LONG TERM CARE NUMBERS
At least 9,439 of the state’s COVID-19 deaths have been among residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. data of the state as of Friday.
Of the active outbreaks in 385 institutions, according to the latest data, 5,097 cases are among residents and 5,281 among staff.
As of Saturday, more than 576 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide. Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Database. More than 6.39 million people have died due to the virus, the data shows.
The US has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases (more than 91.3 million) and deaths (at least 1.02 million) of any country.
More than 11.9 billion doses of the vaccine have been administered worldwide.
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