On Thursday, New Jersey reported a total 1,022,094 cases of COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel coronavirus — since March 4, 2020, when the first case was identified in the state. These include infections lab-confirmed by a PCR test and those considered likely as a result of antigen testing. That represents an increase of 272 cases or less than 1/10% over the previous day. About 11% of New Jerseyans in total have contracted COVID-19.
The total number of deaths attributed to the virus increased by 6 to 26,416. Deaths are not always reported as confirmed on the same day in which they occur. About 10% of deaths were not lab-confirmed but are deemed likely due to COVID-19. The state’s COVID-19 death rate is 2.8 per 1,000 people, with about 3% of all known cases in New Jerseyans having resulted in death.