New Jersey reported 3,207 on Sunday COVID-19[feminine] confirmed positive tests and no new confirmed deaths, as positive tests continue to level off after weeks of increases.
The state’s seven-day average for confirmed cases was 3,737 on Sunday, down 5% from a week ago but still up 82% from a month ago.
The statewide transmission rate for Saturday was 1.09. The transmission rate and some other figures reported daily by the Ministry of Health were not available on Sunday. When the transmission rate is greater than 1, it means that each new case leads to at least one additional case and the epidemic is spreading.
There were 822 patients with confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases reported at 69 of the state’s 71 hospitals as of Saturday evening. Two hospitals did not report data. Hospitalizations remain significantly lower than they were when they peaked at 6,089 on January 10 during the omicron wave.
At least 228 people were released in the 24-hour period ending Friday, according to status data. Of those hospitalized, 110 were in intensive care and 44 were on ventilators.
The positivity rate for tests taken on Monday, the most recent day with data available, was 11.37%.
The Centers for Disaster Control and Prevention now lists 11 New Jersey counties with “high” transmission rates – Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Salem and Sussex.
People in high-risk areas are recommended to wear a mask indoors in public and on public transportation and to keep up to date with vaccinations, according to the CDC.
Ten counties are in the medium risk category: Bergen, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic, Somerset, Union and Warren. Masks are not recommended in the middle and lower regions.
New Jersey has reported more than 2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of more than 17.8 million PCR tests performed in the more than two years since the state reported its first known case on March 4, 2020.
The Garden State has also recorded about 338,000 positive antigens or rapid tests, which are considered probable cases. And there are many cases that were likely never counted, including positive home tests that aren’t included in state numbers.
The state of 9.2 million people has reported 33,693 deaths from COVID-19 – 30,630 confirmed deaths and 3,063 probable deaths.
New Jersey has seventh highest number of coronavirus deaths per capita in the United States – behind Mississippi, Arizona, Oklahoma, Alabama, Tennessee and West Virginia – according to the latest data released on May 17. Last summer, the state had the most deaths per capita in the country.
The last numbers follow a major study which revealed that even a mild case of COVID-19 can significantly affect the brain. Long COVID – the term commonly used to describe symptoms resulting from the virus long after a person no longer tests positive – has been found to affect between 10% and 30% of those who contract the infection, whether they have a mild or severe case. In New Jersey, that would mean about 600,000 of the more than 2 million who have tested positive for COVID since the pandemic began have or have had long COVID.
More than 6.93 million of the 8.46 million eligible people who live, work or study in New Jersey have received the first round of vaccinations and more than 7.8 million have received a first dose since vaccinations began here on December 15, 2020.
More than 3.79 million people in the state eligible for boosters have received one. This number may increase after The FDA on Tuesday approved booster shots for healthy children ages 5 to 11. US regulators have authorized the booster for children hoping that an additional dose of vaccine will improve their protection as infections rise again.
SCHOOL AND LONG TERM CARE NUMBERS
For the week ending May 15, with approximately 56.4% of schools reporting data, an additional 11,135 cases of COVID-19 were reported among staff (3,008) and students (8,127) in schools across the country. New Jersey.
Since the start of the school year, 125,550 students and 37,197 school staff have contracted COVID-19 in New Jersey, although the state has never had more than two-thirds of school districts reporting data. over the course of a week.
The state provides the total number of student and staff cases separately from those considered school transmission, which is narrowly defined as three or more cases linked through contact tracing.
New Jersey has reported 876 total outbreaks in schools, including 6,234 cases among students and staff. This includes 69 new outbreaks in the latest weekly report ending May 23. The state reported 82 school outbreaks the previous week.
According status data.
There have been active outbreaks at 343 facilities, resulting in 3,751 current cases among residents and 3,489 cases among staff, according to the latest data.
On Sunday, more than 528 million cases of COVID-19 were reported worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins Universityand more than 6.28 million people have died from the virus.
The United States has reported the most cases (more than 83.9 million) and deaths (at least 1,004,726) of any country.
More than 11.38 billion doses of vaccine have been administered worldwide.
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