NJ reports 5,095 new COVID-19 cases, 51 more deaths as hospitalization, transmission rate declines


New Jersey reported 5,095 cases of coronovirus and 51 additional confirmed COVID-19 deaths on Christmas Day, while the statewide transmission rate fell below the major benchmark of 1.

Gov. Phil Murphy has urged residents to gather small with people only in their family bubble during Christmas and New Year celebrations to avoid a post-holiday hike.

“You should be safe because we celebrate holidays. Social distance. Mask up, ”Murphy said in a tweet on Friday.

The state had reported 80 additional deaths on Thursday.

The statewide rate of transmission decreased from 0.96 to 0.95 for the 12th straight day. This is the lowest since 2 September.

A number greater than 1 means that each person who receives COVID-19 is spreading the disease to more than one person, and achieving a rate below 1 is considered important to suppress the epidemic.

As of Thursday night, 3,669 patients were treated for confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases in a statewide hospital. This is much lower than the more than 8,000 patients at the peak of the first wave in April. The hospital has increased by over 3,500 since 8 December.

The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care increased from 749 to 753, and the number on ventilators was 524.

The seven-day average for daily new cases rose to 4,597 on Friday. It is down 4% from a week ago, but 12% from a month ago.

Officials say the largest percentage of recent new cases – more than 60% – is a result of transmission in private settings and coming from across the state.

Since its start in March, New Jersey has reported 6.902 cases, with more than million.7 million trials. Those totals do not include rapid tests.

The state of 9 million residents has reported 18,595 deaths – 16,650 confirmed and 1,945 potentially fatal consequences from virus-related complications.

School affairs

The state on Wednesday confirmed seven new ones at the school in New Jersey, resulting in 31 new cases.

There are now 105 school-out outbreaks across the state, resulting in 459 cases among students and staff members in 98 schools.

Those numbers do not include students or employees who are believed to have been infected outside of school, or cases that are outbreaks at school. While the number keeps increasing every week, Murphy has said that school outbreak figures remain below what state officials were expecting when the schools reopened for individual classrooms.

He said comprehensive rules for schools, including social guidelines guidelines and strict requirements for masks for classrooms, have made schools one of the safest places in the state. The governor said that of the 250,563 cases reported statewide overall since the school year began, only 2 / 10th of 1% “detect activity within our schools.”

Edge break

Broken down by age, those 30 to 49 years old make up the largest percentage of New Jersey residents who have caught the virus (31.5%), followed by 50–64 (24%), 18–29 (19 %), 65 –79 (11.2%), 80 and older (5.9%), 5–17 (6.7%), and 0–4 (1.4%).

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 occurred among residents 80 and over (46.9%), followed by 65–79 (32.6%), 50–64 (15.9%), 30–49 (4.1%). ), Occurred between 18–29. (0.4%), 5–17 (0%) and 0–4 (0.02%).

Global numbers

According to an ongoing rally by Johns Hopkins University, as of Thursday morning, there were more than 79.4 million positive COVID-19 tests worldwide. More than 1.74 million people have died from coronavirus-related complications.

The US has reported the most cases, more than 18.6 million, and the most deaths at over 329,100.

COUNTY-BY-COUNTY NUMBERS (sorted by newest)

  • Middlesex County: 42,584 positive tests (511 new), 1,415 confirmed deaths (213 possible)
  • Bergen County: 45,064 positive tests (448 new), 2,016 confirmed deaths (260 possible)
  • Essex County: 45,459 positive tests (443 new), 2,121 confirmed deaths (242 possible)
  • Monmouth County: 29,887 positive tests (443 new), 905 confirmed deaths (100 possible)
  • Hudson County: 41,759 positive tests (442 new), 1,514 confirmed deaths (163 probable)
  • Ocean County: 30,455 positive tests (375 new), 1,229 confirmed deaths (75 possible)
  • Passaic County: 38,839 positive tests (373 new), 1,277 confirmed deaths (149 possible)
  • Camden County: 27,150 positive tests (299 new), 722 confirmed deaths (58 possible)
  • Union County: 35,396 positive tests (291 new), 1,353 confirmed deaths (174 possible)
  • Burlington County: 19,517 positive tests (245 new), 561 confirmed deaths (45 possible)
  • Morris County: 19,205 positive tests (225 new), 770 confirmed deaths (175 potential)
  • Atlantic County: 11,395 positive tests (170 new), 337 confirmed deaths (18 possible)
  • Gloucester County: 13,314 positive tests (151 new), 349 confirmed deaths (10 possible)
  • Mercer County: 18,030 positive tests (139 new), 671 confirmed deaths (37 possible)
  • Cumberland County: 7,353 positive tests (134 new), 203 confirmed deaths (9 potential)
  • Somerset County: 12,030 positive tests (132 new), 570 confirmed deaths (87 possible)
  • Warren County: 3,689 positive tests (64 new), 168 confirmed deaths (13 possible)
  • Sussex County: 4,095 positive tests (55 new), 168 confirmed deaths (43 possible)
  • Hunteron County: 3,533 positive tests (44 new), 82 confirmed deaths (54 possible)
  • Salem County: 2,557 positive tests (37 new), 102 confirmed deaths (5 possible)
  • County in Cape: 2,23 (positive test (14 new), 11 confirmed death confirmed (15 possible)

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