On Friday, New Jersey reported a total 1,143,855 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 2,236, which is 0.7% lower than the number of new cases reported on Thursday. About 12% of New Jerseyans in total have contracted COVID-19.
The total number of deaths attributed to the virus increased by 19 to 27,307. 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 2.9 per 1,000 people, with about 2.8% of all known cases in New Jerseyans having resulted in death.
The graphics below show data dating to the beginning of the pandemic.