New Jersey reported seven additional deaths and 1,282 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday as each region in the state continued to see a resurgence of COVID-19.
As the number of cases jumped, the statewide delivery rate declined to 1.15, continuing on a downward trend over the past two weeks. However, the delivery rate is still above the primary benchmark of 1 indicating that the outbreak is expanding. The rate has been above 1 since early September.
Governor Phil Murphy provided the latest update on social media. He did not say when the seven newly reported deaths occurred.
The average number of new cases per 100,000 residents over a 7-day period is 10.39, based on the temporary new case totals provided daily by the state. That number will qualify the state for New Jersey’s own quarantine list.
The next weekly list of states and territories on New Jersey’s quarantine list will appear on Tuesday. It is unclear how the high numbers will affect New Jersey, but Murphy has undermined any unnecessary travel outside the state.
The rising number of New Jerseys has already reached the quarantine lists of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, but inclusion in the lists will not drive decisions, Murphy said.
“We will not spend much time complaining about whether we are on the other list or not,” the governor said.
After a summer of low daily coronavirus numbers, every region of New Jersey is seeing a resurgence of the virus, with virus levels considered “moderate” across the map of the state, officials said last week. Sunday’s new cases are the highest they have experienced since October 8, with more than 1,300 cases reported. Prior to that, New Jersey had not seen a single-day total of more than 1,000 since May.
New Jersey, an early coronavirus center, now reports 220,013 total COVID-19 cases from more than 4 million trials in more than seven months since the first state case was reported on March 4. state 9 million people reported 16,211 deaths attributed to the virus at that time – 14,422 were confirmed by the lab and 1,789 were considered probable.
The deaths in New Jersey were the fourth highest in the US, after New York, Texas and California. Garden State has the highest COVID-19 mortality rate per 100,000 residents.
Daily state figures are still below the peak of spring for the outbreak, with officials regularly announcing thousands of new cases and hundreds of new deaths in a day and more in 8,000 coronavirus patients were hospitalized. And despite recent case increases, the state’s daily new deaths have remained flat, circling around single digits over the last few months.
But New Jersey reported 5,986 cases in the past five days – 993 Tuesday, 957 Wednesday, 973 Thursday, 823 Friday, 958 Saturday and 1,282 Sunday.
The state’s latest positive rate – the percentage of positive tests in a single day – was 4.3% on October 11, up from previous weeks.
Essex County led the state in new cases on Sunday, with 139, followed by Hudson (131), Ocean (121), and Union and Middlesex, both 107.
Murphy on Thursday urged residents to refrain from holding indoor gatherings, saying he “is increasingly becoming the starting point for explosions.” In keeping with the warnings of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious disease specialist, Murphy said the upcoming Thanksgiving celebration should be limited to immediate family members or move outside.
Officials say a number of factors have contributed to the increase in cases this fall, including the widespread community among college and youth students. They also cited the outbreak of the largest municipality in Lakewood – Ocean County – from recent Jewish holidays and a dramatic increase in testing across the state. The state has averaged just below 35,000 tests a day recently.
Murphy said he is more likely to take a targeted approach to fighting outbreaks, including increasing testing and monitoring hot spots, rather than reinstating broad restrictions similar to the state lockdown he ordered in the spring.
The governor did not give a date when capacity limits for indoor dining in restaurants could be increased. But he said on Thursday: “Unless the roof falls on us in a number of days, we can get to a wider capacity there.”
Despite state lifts, an NJ Advance Media analysis found that New Jersey was better than the number of other states in the past month as cases rose nationwide. Garden State added 1,999 cases per million residents at that time – 43rd in the country.
COUNTY-BY COUNTY CASES (sorted by most recent)
- Essex County: 22,479 positive reviews (139 new)
- Hudson County: 21,731 positive reviews (131 new)
- Ocean County: 15,952 positive tests (121 new)
- Union County: 18,709 positive tests (107 new)
- Middlesex County: 20,930 positive reviews (107 new)
- Camden County: 10,835 positive reviews (98 new)
- Bergen County: 23,738 positive reviews (94 new)
- Morris County: 8,430 positive reviews (94 new)
- Atlantic County: 4,705 positive tests (67 new)
- Passaic County: 19,976 positive reviews (63 new)
- Burlington County: 7,852 positive tests (51 new)
- Monmouth County: 13,311 positive reviews (45 new)
- Gloucester County: 5,179 positive tests (36 new)
- Somerset County: 6,142 positive tests (33 new)
- Mercer County: 8,956 positive reviews (29 new)
- Sussex County: 1,616 positive reviews (15 new)
- Hunterdon County: 1,487 positive tests (13 new)
- Cumberland County: 3,898 positive tests (4 new)
- Cape May County: 1,075 positive tests (3 new)
- Salem County: 1,138 positive tests (2 new)
- Warren County: 1,507 positive tests (2 new)
AS A TRANSITION
New Jersey’s latest delivery rate of 1.15 fell from a reported 1.18 on Friday. The state hit a recent high of 1.27 on October 5.
Any number above 1 means that each newly infected person, on average, spreads the virus to at least one other person. Any number below 1 means the virus is declining.
A positive rate of 1.15 means that every 100 people infected will spread the virus to 115 others.
There are 759 patients in 71 New Jersey hospitals with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 as of Friday night. That was 31 more than the night before.
This includes 179 patients in critical or intensive care (one more than the night before), with 60 on the fan (same as the night before).
There were 80 coronavirus patients released on Friday, according to the state dashboard.
There have been 22 in-school COVID-19 outbreaks in New Jersey since the start of the new school year, rising six this week, officials said Thursday.
The 22 outbreaks included a total of 83 infected students and teachers. However, Murphy said the numbers will remain relatively low considering there are nearly 3,000 public and private school buildings in New Jersey. Those numbers only include cases that are spread within a school and do not include all students or staff who test positive without proof that they have transmitted the virus to school.
AGE OF READING
Aged, 30- to 49-year-olds make up the largest percentage of New Jersey residents caught in the virus (31%), followed by about 50-64 (25.9%), 18-29 (17.1%). , 65 -79 (12.9%), 80 and older (8.7%), 5-17 (3.5%) and 0-4 (0.7%).
On average, the virus has become more deadly for older residents, especially those with pre-existing conditions. Nearly half of the state’s COVID-19 deaths were among residents 80 and older (47.2%), followed by about 65-79 (32.2%), 50-64 (15.9%), 30-49 (4.3%). ), 18-29 (0.4%), 5-17 (0%) and 0-4 (0%).
At least 7,186 COVID-19 state deaths were among residents and staff members in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
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New Jersey currently lists 38 U.S. states and territories in its coronavirus travel advisory, requiring travelers from those areas to quarantine within 14 days of arriving here. This includes New Jersey residents returning home.
The pandemic and the results also caused great damage to the state economy. More than 1.68 million residents have filed for unemployment, businesses have lost undisclosed income and many businesses have closed permanently.
As of Sunday morning, there were nearly 40 million positive COVID-19 tests worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University operating numbers. More than 1.1 million people died.
The United States has the most positive test worldwide, over 8.1 million, and the highest number of deaths, at over 219,300.
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