New Jersey reported seven additional deaths and 1,282 new cases of coronovirus on Sunday as COVID-19 resurfaced in each region of the state.
While the number of cases skyrocketed, the statewide rate of broadcasting dropped to 1.15, which has continued downward for the past two weeks. However, the transmission rate is still above the major benchmark of 1 which indicates that the spread is expanding. The rate has been above 1 since early September.
Gov. Phil Murphy gave the latest update on social media. He did not say when the seven new deaths occurred.
The average number of new cases per 100,000 residents over a 7-day period is now 10.39, based on provisional new case totals provided daily by the state. This number qualifies the state for New Jersey’s own quarantine list.
The next weekly list of states and territories on New Jersey’s quarantine list appears on Tuesday. It is unclear how the high numbers will affect New Jersey, but Murphy has discouraged any unnecessary travel out of state.
Murphy said a growing number of New Jerseyers have already landed on the quarantine lists of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, but inclusion in the list would not lead to decisions.
“We are not spending a lot of time whether we are on someone else’s list or not,” the governor said.
Officials said last week that after a summer in each region of New Jersey, a resurgence of the virus is being seen in every region of New Jersey, with virus levels considered “moderate” on the state’s map. Sunday’s new cases are the highest they have been since October 8, when more than 1,300 cases were reported. Earlier, New Jersey had not seen a single day of more than 1,000 since May.
New Jersey, an early coronavirus virus epicenter, has now reported a total of 220,013 cases in more than 4 million trials in more than seven months since the state’s first case was reported on March 4. There are 16,211 deaths in the state of 9 million people responsible for the virus at the time – 14,422 lab-confirmed and 1,789 believed to be probable.
New Jersey has the fourth highest death rate in the US after New York, Texas and California. The Garden State has the nation’s highest COVID-19 death rate per 100,000 inhabitants.
The state’s daily numbers for the outbreak are still well below the peak of spring, when authorities routinely announce thousands of new cases and hundreds of new deaths and more than 8,000 coronovirus patients are hospitalized. And despite recent case increases, the state’s daily new deaths have been flat for the past few months.
But New Jersey has reported 5,986 cases in the last five days – 993 Tuesday, 957 Wednesday, 973 Thursday, 823 Friday, 958 Saturday and 1,282 Sunday.
The state’s most recent positivity rate – the percentage of positive tests on a single day – was 4.3% on October 11, up to recent 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 ceremonies, which he said are “rapidly becoming the starting point for the outbreak.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease specialist, Drs. Echoing Anthony’s warning, Murphy said that the upcoming Thanksgiving ceremony should be limited to immediate household family members or go out.
Officials say a number of factors contributed to the increase in cases this fall, including community dissemination among college students and teenagers. He also cited an outbreak from recent Jewish holidays to Luckywood – Ocean County’s largest municipality – and led to a sharp increase in nationwide testing. The state has been below just 35,000 tests in a single day in the recent past.
Murphy says he is more likely to adopt a targeted approach to fighting the outbreak, which includes increased testing and contact tracing in hot spots, rather than restoring broad restrictions similar to state lockdowns in the spring.
The governor has not given any date for this that he can increase the capacity limit for indoor dining in the restaurant. But he said on Thursday: “As long as the roof falls on us over several days, we will be able to achieve a wider capacity.”
Despite the state’s recent upsurge, an NJ Advance Media analysis from New Jersey found that New Jersey has fared better than many other states over the past month as cases are increasing across the country. The Garden State has added 1,999 cases per million inhabitants at that time – 43rd in the nation.
COUNTY-BY COUNTY CASES (sorted by newest)
- Essex County: 22,479 positive tests (139 new)
- Hudson County: 21,731 positive tests (131 new)
- Ocean County: 15,952 positive tests (121 new)
- Union County: 18,709 positive tests (107 new)
- Middlesex County: 20,930 positive tests (107 new)
- Camden County: 10,835 positive tests (98 new)
- Bergen County: 23,738 positive tests (94 new)
- Morris County: 8,430 positive tests (94 new)
- Atlantic County: 4,705 positive tests (67 new)
- Passaic County: 19,976 positive tests (63 new)
- Burlington County: 7,852 positive tests (51 new)
- Monmouth County: 13,311 positive tests (45 new)
- Gloucester County: 5,179 positive tests (36 new)
- Somerset County: 6,142 positive tests (33 new)
- Mercer County: 8,956 positive tests (29 new)
- Sussex County: 1,616 positive tests (15 new)
- Hunteron County: 1,487 positive tests (13 new)
- Cumberland County: 3,898 positive tests (4 new)
- County of Cape: 1,075 positive tests (3 new)
- Salem County: 1,138 positive tests (2 new)
- Warren County: 1,507 positive tests (2 new)
New Jersey’s latest transmission rate of 1.15 is below the 1.18 reported on Friday. The state hit a high of 1.27 on 5 October.
Any number above 1 means each newly infected person is spreading, on average, the virus to at least one other person. Any number below 1 means that the virus is decreasing.
A positivity rate of 1.15 means that every 100 infected people will spread the virus to 115 other people.
admitted to hospital
As of Friday night, there were 759 patients in 71 hospitals in New Jersey with COVID-19 cases confirmed or suspected. He is 31 more than the night before.
Including 179 patients in critical or intensive care (before one night), including 60 on ventilators (as before one night).
According to the state dashboard, 80 coronovirus patients were discharged on Friday.
Officials said on Thursday that there has been a 22-school COVID-19 outbreak in New Jersey since the new academic year began.
A total of 83 infected students and teachers are involved in 22 outbreaks. Nevertheless, Murphy said that New Jersey has about 3,000 public and private school buildings, noting that the number is relatively small. Those numbers only include cases that spread within a school and do not count all students or staff who test positive without evidence they transmitted the virus to the school.
Broken down by age, those 30 to 49 years old make up the largest percentage of New Jersey residents who have caught the virus (31%), followed by 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 been more deadly for older residents, especially those with pre-existing conditions. Nearly half of the state’s COVID-19 deaths are 80 and above (47.2%) of residents, followed by 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 deaths of the state’s COVID-19 have occurred to residents and staff members at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
Coronurus Resources: Live map tracker | Newsletter | front page
New Jersey currently lists 38 US states and territories on its Coronovirus travel advisory, asking travelers from those regions to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving here. In which New Jersey residents are returning home.
The epidemic and subsequent state economy have also been heavily affected. More than 1.68 million residents have filed for unemployment, businesses have lost ineligible revenue and many businesses have closed permanently.
As of an ongoing rally by Johns Hopkins University, as of Sunday morning, there have been approximately 40 million positive COVID-19 tests worldwide. More than 1.1 million people have died.
The United States has the highest number of positive tests in the world, more than 8.1 million, and the most deaths, over 219,300.
Thank you for trusting us to provide the journalism you can trust. Please consider supporting Nj.com With a membership.