LIVE UPDATES: Tracking the coronavirus in New Jersey

This data is provided by the state Department of Health and updated daily
This data is provided by the state Department of Health and updated daily.
For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.
January 25
  • New Cases: 3,694
  • Total Cases: 598,660
  • As of 10 PM January 24th
    • 3,238 total hospitalizations
    • 596 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 390 ventilators in use
    • 240 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 21
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 18,851
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,121
  • Transmission (Rt) rate: 0.94
  • 565,401 vaccinations statewide
    • 492,260 have received their first dose
    • 72,700 have received their second dose
  • For charts, maps and more detailed numbers over time, visit our COVID-19 data page: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 24
  • New Cases: 4,613
  • Total Cases: 595,002
  • As of 10 PM January 23rd
    • 3,186 total hospitalizations
    • 590 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 376 ventilators in use
    • 397 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 17
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 18,830
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,121
  • Transmission (Rt) rate: 0.97
  • 551,209 vaccinations statewide
    • 481,278 have received their first dose
    • 69,201 have received their second dose
  • For charts, maps and more detailed numbers over time, visit our COVID-19 data page: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update

January 23
  • New Cases: 6,115
  • Total Cases: 590,400
  • As of 12 PM January 22nd:
    • 3,186 total hospitalizations
    • 590 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 376 ventilators in use
    • 397 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 63
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 18,813
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,121
  • Transmission (Rt) rate: 1.01
  • 524,865 vaccinations statewide
    • 459,635 have received their first dose
    • 64,806 have received their second dose
  • For charts, maps and more detailed numbers over time, visit our COVID-19 data page: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 21
  • New Cases: 4,095
  • Total Cases: 580,688
  • As of 12 PM January 20th:
    • 3,395 total hospitalizations
    • 626 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 427 ventilators in use
    • 444 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 98
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 18,639
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,121
  • 455,965 vaccinations statewide
    • 398,862 have received their first dose
    • 56,821 have received their second dose
  • For charts, maps and more detailed numbers over time, visit our COVID-19 data page: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 20
  • New Cases: 4,582
  • Total Cases: 576,720
  • As of 12 PM January 19th:
    • 3,547 total hospitalizations
    • 635 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 432 ventilators in use
    • 382 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 122 
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 18,543
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,121
  • 421,297 vaccinations statewide
    • 371,310 have received their first dose
    • 49,759 have received their second dose
  • For charts, maps and more detailed numbers over time, visit our COVID-19 data page: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 19
  • New Cases: 3,761
  • Total Cases: 572,306
  • As of 12 PM January 18th:
    • 3,287 total hospitalizations
    • 643 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 429 ventilators in use
    • 240 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 54
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 18,421
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,091
  • Rate of transmission (Rt): 1.11
  • 388,160 vaccinations statewide
    • 343,957 have received their first dose
    • 43,969 have received their second dose
  • For charts, maps and more detailed numbers over time, visit our COVID-19 data page: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 18
  • New Cases: 3,511
  • Total Cases: 568,573
  • As of 12 PM January 17th:
    • 3,432 total hospitalizations
    • 632 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 426 ventilators in use
    • 305 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 23
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 18,367
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,091
  • Rate of transmission (Rt): 1.12
  • 366,010 vaccinations statewide
    • 325,361 have received their first dose
    • 40,449 have received their second dose
  • For charts, maps and more detailed numbers over time, visit our COVID-19 data page: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 17
  • New Cases: 4,686
  • Total Cases: 565,097
  • As of 12 PM January 16th:
    • N/A total hospitalizations
    • N/A patients in critical or intensive care
    • N/A ventilators in use
    • N/A patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 26
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 18,348
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,091
  • Rate of transmission (Rt): 1.12
  • 348,414 vaccinations statewide
    • 308,874 have received their first dose
    • 39,330 have received their second dose
  • For charts, maps and more detailed numbers over time, visit our COVID-19 data page: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 16
  • New Cases: 5,246
  • Total Cases: 560,423
  • As of 12 PM January 15th:
    • 3,677 total hospitalizations
    • 651 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 427 ventilators in use
    • 437 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 96
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 18,323
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,091
  • Rate of transmission (Rt): 1.12
  • 336,187 vaccinations statewide
    • 297,090 have received their first dose
    • 38,845 have received their second dose
  • For charts, maps and more detailed numbers over time, visit our COVID-19 data page: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 15
  • New Cases: 5,490
  • Total Cases: 555,299
  • As of 12 PM January 14th:
    • 3,543 total hospitalizations
    • 626 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 438 ventilators in use
    • 452 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 67
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 18,229
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,091
  • Rate of transmission (Rt): 1.11
  • 310,595 vaccinations statewide
    • 273,335 have received their first dose
    • 37,079 have received their second dose
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 14
  • New Cases: 5,967
  • Total Cases: 549,840
  • As of 12 PM January 13th:
    • 3,638 total hospitalizations
    • 644 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 456 ventilators in use
    • 495 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 94
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 18,162
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,091
  • Rate of transmission (Rt): 1.1
  • 287,840 vaccinations statewide
    • 253,775 have received their first dose
    • 33,898 have received their second dose
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 13
  • New Cases: 6,922
  • Total Cases: 543,974
  • As of 12 PM January 12th:
    • 3,726 total hospitalizations
    • 648 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 452 ventilators in use
    • 438 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 95
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 18,070
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,091
  • Rate of transmission (Rt): 1.1
  • 264,681 vaccinations statewide
    • 236,503 have received their first dose
    • 28,045 have received their second dose
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
  • The Governor announced that that all New Jersey residents ages 65 years and older, plus those between the ages of 16-64 with medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus, may begin to receive their vaccinations as of tomorrow.
January 12
  • New Cases: 4,219
  • Total Cases: 537,115
  • As of 12 PM January 11th:
    • 3,703 total hospitalizations
    • 658 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 440 ventilators in use
    • 276 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 108
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 17,980
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,059
  • Rate of transmission (Rt): 1.08
  • 233,555 vaccinations statewide
    • 212,096 have received their first dose
    • 21,289 have received their second dose
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 11
  • New Cases: 5,042
  • Total Cases: 532,959
  • As of 12 PM January 10th:
    • 3,653 total hospitalizations
    • 649 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 438 ventilators in use
    • 347 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 51
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 57,873
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,059
  • Rate of transmission (Rt): 1.09
  • 214,433 vaccinations statewide
    • 199,293 have received their first dose
    • 14,984 have received their second dose
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
  • Governor Murphy signed executive order
    • Waiving the graduation assessment test requirement for any current high school senior who has satisfied all other statutory graduation requirements
    • Removing Student Growth Objectives as a component of formal educator evaluations for the 2020-2021 school year
    • And extending the time in which certified teachers or those in the process of becoming certified teachers can serve as substitute teachers during the public health emergency.
January 10
  • New Cases: 5,032
  • Total Cases: 528,054
  • As of 12 PM January 9th:
    • 3,589 total hospitalizations
    • 625 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 431 ventilators in use
    • 459 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 102
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 17,827
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,059
  • Rate of transmission (Rt): 1.08
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 9
  • New Cases: 6,435
  • Total Cases: 523,035
  • As of 12 PM January 8th:
    • 3,638 total hospitalizations
    • 652 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 423 ventilators in use
    • 447 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 102
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 17,795
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,059
  • Rate of transmission (Rt): 1.05
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 8
  • New Cases: 5,791
  • Total Cases: 516,608
  • As of 10 PM January 7th:
    • 3,669 total hospitalizations
    • 655 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 439 ventilators in use
    • 459 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 112
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 17,697
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,059
  • Rate of transmission (Rt): 1.02
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 7
  • New Cases: 6,314
  • Total Cases: 510,839
  • As of 10 PM January 6th:
    • 3,711 total hospitalizations
    • 654 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 430 ventilators in use
    • 447 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 123
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 17,587
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,059
  • Rate of transmission (Rt): 0.99
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 6
  • New Cases: 5,028
  • Total Cases: 504,647
  • As of 10 PM January 5th:
    • 3,744 total hospitalizations
    • 668 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 456 ventilators in use
    • 449 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 104
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 17,464
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,059
  • Rate of transmission (Rt): 0.96
  • 137,829 vaccinations statewide
    • 135,606 have received their first dose
    • 2,149 have received their second dose
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 5
  • New Cases: 5,400
  • Total Cases: 499,636
  • As of 10 PM January 4th:
    • 3,702 total hospitalizations
    • 679 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 481 ventilators in use
    • 271 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 138
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 17,361
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,021
  • Rate of transmission (Rt): 0.94
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 4
  • New Cases: 2,292
  • Total Cases: 494,317
  • As of 10 PM January 3rd:
    • 3,633 total hospitalizations
    • 664 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 476 ventilators in use
    • 295 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 38
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 17,223
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,021
  • Rate of transmission (Rt): 0.92
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 3
  • New Cases: 3,676
  • Total Cases: 492,042
  • As of 10 PM January 2nd:
    • 3,521 total hospitalizations
    • 669 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 462 ventilators in use
    • 298 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 21
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 17,187
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,021
  • Rate of transmission (Rt): 0.92
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 2
  • New Cases: 5,528
  • Total Cases: 488,372
  • As of 10PM January 1st:
    • 3,497 total hospitalizations
    • 678 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 465 ventilators in use
    • 466 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 27
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 17,166
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,021
  • Rate of transmission (Rt): 0.93
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
January 1
  • New Cases: 5,541
  • Total Cases: 482,861
  • As of 10PM December 31st:
    • 3,625 total hospitalizations
    • 693 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 471 ventilators in use
    • 439 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 119
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 17,139
  • Total Probable Deaths: NA
  • Rate of transmission (Rt): 0.93
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
December 31
  • New Cases: 5,107
  • Total Cases: 477,360
  • As of 10PM December 30th:
    • 3,717 total hospitalizations
    • 693 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 462 ventilators in use
    • 493 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 90
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 17,021
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,021
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
December 30
  • New Cases: 4,664 
  • Total Cases: 472,264
  • As of 10PM December 29th:
    • 3,727 total hospitalizations
    • 701 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 467 ventilators in use
    • 437 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 99
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 16,931
  • Total Probable Deaths: 2,021
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
December 29
  • New Cases: 3,675  
  • Total Cases: 467,622
  • As of 10PM December 28th:
    • 3,765 total hospitalizations
    • 723 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 473 ventilators in use
    • 288 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 127
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 16,832
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,945
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
December 28
  • New Cases: 2,745  
  • Total Cases: 463,965
  • As of 10PM December 27th:
    • 3,684 total hospitalizations
    •  715 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 505 ventilators in use
    • 286 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 21
  • In-Hospital Deaths: 73
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 16,706
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,945
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): .96
  • CVS has scheduled visits to 277 long-term care centers statewide to provide roughly 80,000 COVID-19 vaccinations. 
  • Walgreens is currently scheduled to visit 15 long-term care centers to provide more than 4,000 COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
December 27
  • New Cases: 2329 
  • Total Cases: 461,221
  • As of 10PM December 26th:
    •  3469 total hospitalizations
    •  686 patients in critical or intensive care
    •  487 ventilators in use
    •  237 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 20
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 16,685
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,945
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): .95
  • The Governor releasing the numbers on social media today and saying “The numbers speak for themselves. Stay safe. Social distance. Mask up.”
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
December 26
  • New Cases: 4,000
  • Total Cases: 458,901
  • As of 10PM December 25th:
    • 3,431 total hospitalizations
    • 724 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 478 ventilators in use
    • 498 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 19
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 16,668
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,945
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): .95
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
December 25
  • New Cases: 5,095
  • Total Cases: 454,902
  • As of 10PM December 24th:
    • 3,669 total hospitalizations
    • 753 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 524 ventilators in use
    • 510 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 51
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 16,650
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,945
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): .95
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
December 24
  • New Cases: 4,871
  • Total Cases: 449,842
  • As of 10PM December 23rd:
    • 3,802 total hospitalizations
    • 749 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 524 ventilators in use
    • 479 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 80
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 16,599
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,945
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): .96
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
December 23
  • New Cases: 4,919
  • Total Cases: 445,138
  • As of 10PM December 22nd:
    • 3,841 total hospitalizations
    • 765 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 485 ventilators in use
    • 426 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 103
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 16,521
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,945
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): .97
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
  • The Department of Labor released the unemployment figures for last week, and the number of new initial unemployment claims increased slightly from last week – a little under 1,300 statewide.
    • Overall, New Jersey workers impacted by the pandemic have now received a total of $20.2 billion in unemployment benefits.
December 22
  • New Cases: 4,686
  • Total Cases: 440,336
  • As of 10PM December 21st:
    • 3,735 total hospitalizations
    • 740 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 492 ventilators in use
    • 250 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 104
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 16,418
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,908
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): .98
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
December 21
  • New Cases: 3,186
  • Total Cases: 435,763
  • As of 10PM December 20th:
    • 3,607 total hospitalizations
    • 727 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 481 ventilators in use
    • 306 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 29
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 16,315
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,908
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): .99
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
  • Governor Murphy announced that, as of this morning, 82 schools are currently fully open for in-person instruction while 362 are currently offering a hybrid of in-person and remote instruction that has some students in the school building at some point in the day.
    • The number of schools providing all-remote learning has increased to 320. And 47 districts are operating with a mix of all-remote, in-person, or hybrid learning across buildings.
  • Murphy also spoke about remote learning noting that the total number of students who currently lack either the proper device or connectivity for remote learning is now 14,349.
    • That is down more than 54 percent from the week before last
    • This is a total reduction of roughly 94 percent from the initial estimated gap of 231,000 students over the summer
    • For more on the state’s digital divide go here
  • Governor Murphy signed two executive orders today
    • One extended the public health emergency for another 30 days
    • The other will postpose the upcoming February fire district elections, March special school elections, and all other special elections for filling vacancies or deciding municipal questions to April 20th, where they will coincide with the regular April school board elections for those districts which still hold them
  • The Governor noted in his briefing that New Jersey has registered all five of its State Developmental Centers in the pharmacy program for vaccinations, and many of the group homes for residents with developmental disabilities are similarly registered.
December 20
  • New Cases: 5184
  • Total Cases: 432,592
  • As of 10PM December 19th:
    • 3,574 total hospitalizations
    • 707 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 474 ventilators in use
  • New Deaths: 21
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 16,286
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,908
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.00
  • In an interview on MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show,” Gov. Phil Murphy said the state is “right smack in the middle of a very tough second wave,” but he sees the implementation of a vaccine as “the light at the end of the tunnel.”
  • The Food and Drug Administration late Friday night authorized the emergency use of  the Moderna  COVID-19 Vaccine, a second vaccine for anyone over 18 years of age. People are expected to start receiving the Moderna vaccine on Monday.
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
December 19
  • New Cases: 4,240
  • Total Cases: 427,417
  • As of 10PM December 18th:
    • 3,570 total hospitalizations
    • 687 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 471 ventilators in use
    • 337 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 49
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 16,265
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,908
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.01
  • For more detailed numbers, visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
December 18
  • New Cases: 3,975
  • Total Cases: 423,226
  • As of 10PM December 17th:
  • New Deaths: 44
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 16,216
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,908
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.03
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
  • Governor Murphy announced the state is on-schedule to open six vaccine “mega-sites” across NJ in early January.
    • The six mega-sites will be located in:
      • Bergen County at the Meadowlands Complex
      • The Rockaway Townsquare Mall in Morris County
      • In Middlesex County at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
      • At the Moorestown Mall in Burlington County
      • At Rowan College of South Jersey in Gloucester County
      • In Atlantic County at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
    • These sites will be in position to vaccinate front-line health care workers who are part of the 1a category. We anticipate them also being able to accommodate the 1b category of essential workers before moving to the 1c category of adults over age 65 and those with high-risk medical conditions.
    • With each successive wave, we will get closer to being able to open our vaccination sites to the general public.
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December 16
  • New Cases: 5,803
  • Total Cases: 415,075
  • As of 10PM December 15th:
    • 3,672 total hospitalizations
    • 721 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 482 ventilators in use
    • 451 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 91
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 16,095
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,908
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.08
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
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December 13
  • New Cases: 4,170
  • Total Cases: 400,650
  • As of 10PM December 12th:
    • 3,591 total hospitalizations
    • 691 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 448 ventilators in use
    • 467 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 24
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,883
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,868
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.15
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
December 12
  • New Cases: 6,247
  • Total Cases: 396,496
  • As of 10PM December 11th:
    • 3,543 total hospitalizations
    • 690 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 438 ventilators in use
    • 397 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 71
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,864
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,868
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.15
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
December 11
  • New Cases: 3,821
  • Total Cases: 390,256
  • As of 10PM December 10th:
    •  3,571 total hospitalizations
    • 687 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 421 ventilators in use
    • 425 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 55
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,794
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,868
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.14
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
  • The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control announced formal action against ten bars and restaurants which were found in violation of our public health executive orders, among other citations.
    • The charges brought seek suspensions of liquor licenses for anywhere between ten and 115 days depending on the charges filed.
      • The establishments against which ten-day suspensions are being sought are the Wicked Wolf in Hoboken, and 30 Strikes Lanes in Stratford.
      • A 15-day suspension is being sought against Eddie’s Bar and Liquors in Bayonne.
      • A 20-day suspension is being sought against Jalapenos Bar and Grill in Gloucester City, and 25 days against New Brunswick’s George Street Ale House.
      • A 30-day suspension is being sought against both Reilly’s Bar and Grill in Kearny and 814 South Pub and Kitchen in Somerdale, and 40 days against the Graystone Inn in Little Falls.
      • Black Betty’s Saloon in Sayreville faces a 70-day suspension.
      • The charges against the tenth establishment, B&B Saloon in Atlantic City, seek a suspension of 115 days.
  •  The unemployment figures for the past week showed a week-over-week increase in initial claims of roughly 3,500, for a total of just over 17,000
    • Over the past nine months, more than 1,840,000 New Jersey workers have filed claims for unemployment assistance. The Department has distributed more than $19.7 billion to New Jersey workers during that time, for an average of nearly $14,000 per claimant.
  • The Diabetes Foundation and their partners are making glucometers, test strips, and other supplies available, free of charge, for New Jersey residents with diabetes who need them
    • Any resident with a need may apply through diabetesfoundationinc.org.
December 10
  • New Cases: 5,370
  • Total Cases: 386,606
  • As of 10PM December 9th:
    •  3,545 total hospitalizations
    • 644 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 412 ventilators in use
    • 434 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 68
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,740
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,868
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.12
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
  • The FDA is expected to approve an emergency use authorization for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
    • For the latest on vaccines read this
    • For an in-depth look at who COVID-19 has hurt the most and who might be unwilling to take the vaccine once it’s approved, watch this
December 9
  • New Cases: 4,665
  • Total Cases: 381,486
  • As of 10PM December 8th:
    •  3,533 total hospitalizations
    • 630 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 412 ventilators in use
    • 397 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 91
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,674
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,836
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.1
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
  • The Governor unveiled two predictive models, one created by the Department of Health and one by the Office of Innovation and Technology, to try and paint a picture of the worst case scenario for the second wave of the virus.
    • The DOH model has us topping-out at 12,595 reported cases on January 14th and has hospitals treating 8,747 patients by January 13th
    • The Office of Innovation’s model takes us to a high of 9,932 cases, but having to wait until February 1st to reach that peak. It envisions a peak of 8,689 hospitalizations on February 5th
    • The Governor cautioned that these are just models, they change every day and they improve the more people focus on social distancing, wear masks and follow guidelines
    • For more information on these models watch this
  • There are three new walk-up testing sites now operating in Camden City, through a partnership between Camden County, Cooper University Medical Center, and the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers.
    • Testing is now available from:
      • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday at the Veterans Memorial School at 800 North 26th Street
      • Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cooper Poynt School at 201 State Street
      • And on Thursdays at the Dr. Charles Brimm Medical Arts High School at 1626 Copewood Street, again from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
      • Each of these sites will remain in operation at the days noted until there is no longer a demand for testing. They do not require an appointment.
  • Over the past week, a total of 18 new in-school outbreaks were confirmed – those are two or more cases epidemiologically linked to in-school activity – with a total of 103 subsequent new cases of coronavirus infection.
    • Since the beginning of the school year, the state has recorded 88 total outbreaks directly linked to in-school transmission and a total of 388 cases.
    • 87 school districts are currently fully open for in-person instruction – that’s down two from last week – and 423 are currently offering a hybrid of in-person and remote instruction that has some students in the school building at some point in the day, and that is down 15 from this time last week.
    • The number of schools providing all-remote learning has increased by 12 from one week ago, to 258. And five more districts are operating with a mix of all-remote, in-person, or hybrid learning across buildings for a total of 43.
  • The state is extending the deadline for small business owners to sign up for the EDA’s PPE discount program from December 10th to December 17th
December 8
  • New Cases: 5,820
  • Total Cases: 376,055
  • As of 10PM December 7th:
    •  3,481 total hospitalizations
    • 670 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 422 ventilators in use
    • 234 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 90
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,590
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,836
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.08
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
December 7
  • New Cases: 3,573
  • Total Cases: 371,59
  • As of 10PM December 6th:
    •  3,346 total hospitalizations
    • 637 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 391 ventilators in use
    • 269 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 17
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,550
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,836
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.05
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
  • The deadline for businesses with 100 or fewer employees to register for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s PPE discount program is this Thursday, December 10th
December 6
  • New Cases: 6,046
  • Total Cases: 368,016
  • As of 10PM December 5th:
    •  3,241 total hospitalizations
    • 622 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 396 ventilators in use
    • 460 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 16
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,485
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,836
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.03
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular update
December 5 
  • New Cases: 5,367
  • Total Cases: 361,986
  • As of 10PM December 4th:
    • 3,264 total hospitalizations
    • 628 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 384 ventilators in use
    • 423 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 53
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,470
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,836
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.04
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular updates
December 4
  • New Cases: 5,673
  • Total Cases: 356,662
  • As of 10PM December 3rd:
    • 3,315 total hospitalizations
    • 615 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 386 ventilators in use
    • 362 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 48
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,419
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,836
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.05
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular updates
  • The Governor announced that several New Jersey hospitals are pre-positioning to receive the first shipments of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine.
    • He anticipates that this first distribution will include a total of roughly 76,000 doses.
    • Watch how one NJ hospital i preparing to store the vaccine
  • Murphy signed an executive order to change inclusion into the New Jersey Immunization Information System from an opt-in to an opt-out program for any resident who chooses to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
    • This means that if you wish to be vaccinated against COVID-19, you don’t have to first opt-in to the system to make sure that your two-dose regimen is properly tracked and managed.
    • 30 days after the current public health emergency ends, individuals who enrolled due to the COVID-19 vaccine will be afforded the opportunity to withdraw from the system.
    • He clarified that this does not force anyone to receive the vaccine
  • Governor Murphy signed legislation expanding eligibility for the 20 weeks of extended unemployment benefits that the Department of Labor provides for those who have exhausted their state and federal unemployment benefits.
  • The deadline for businesses with 100 or fewer employees to register, and be made eligible, for discounts of up to 70 percent off the purchase of personal protective equipment – PPE – is next Thursday, December 10th
    • Small businesses were also supposed to receive assistance in the form of grants from the federal Paycheck Protection Program but it turns out that companies with fewer than 25 employees got just 37% of loans. Read more analysis here
December 3
  • New Cases: 4,913
  • Total Cases: 350,999
  • As of 10PM December 2nd:
    • 3,292 total hospitalizations
    • 610 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 366 ventilators in use
    • 397 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 64
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,373
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,836
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.06
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular updates
December 2
  • New Cases: 4,350
  • Total Cases: 346,206
  • As of 10PM December 1st:
    • 3,287 total hospitalizations
    • 599 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 354 ventilators in use
    • 367 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 56
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,309
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,836
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.08
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular updates
  • The majority of schools continue to remain open to in-person instruction in one form or another
    • 89 are currently fully open for in-person instruction
    • 438 are offering a hybrid of in-person and remote instruction that has some students in the school building at some point in the day.
    • 246 schools have moved to all-remote learning
    • Another 38 districts are operating with a mix of all-remote, in-person, or hybrid learning across buildings
  • The total number of students who currently lack either the proper device or connectivity for remote learning is now 33,851, down from an estimated 231,000 over the summer and down two percent from last week.
    • To read more about the digital divide in the state, click here
  •  The EDA has now assisted more than 30,000 businesses and organizations through its suite of assistance programs
    • Read more about how businesses in the state have weathered the pandemic here
    • Take a look at how restaurants specifically have been faring here
December 1
  • New Cases: 4,661
  • Total Cases: 341,910
  • As of 10PM November 30th:
    • 3,129 total hospitalizations
    • 601 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 359 ventilators in use
    • 225 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 90
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,254
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,829
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.1
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular updates

 

November 30
  • New Cases: 3,199
  • Total Cases: 337,304
  • As of 10PM November 29th:
    • 2,961 total hospitalizations
    • 575 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 332 ventilators in use
    • 263 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 15
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,164
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,829
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.11
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular updates
  • The Governor announced that, effective 6 a.m. this Saturday, December 5th, all indoor youth and adult sports – including both practices and competitions, and inclusive of all risk levels set forth by the Department of Health – are being placed on a full and complete pause through January 2nd, 2021.
    • The only exceptions are for collegiate-level and professional teams.
  • The Governor announced that, effective 6 a.m. Monday, December 7th, and until further notice, the gathering limit for all outdoor activities will be no more than 25 individuals.
    • The only exceptions here remain for religious or political activities and funerals, memorial services, and wedding ceremonies.
    • Outdoor dining is also unaffected by this announcement. Take a look at how restaurants are dealing with outdoor dining as the weather begins to get colder.

 

 

November 29
  • New Cases: 3,851
  • Total Cases: 334,114
  • As of 10PM November 28th:
    • 2,877 total hospitalizations
    • 559 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 304 ventilators in use
    • 337 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 13
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,149
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,829
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.14

For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular updates

 

November 28

  • New Cases: 3,924
  • Total Cases: 330,275
  • As of 10PM November 27th:
    • 2,830 total hospitalizations
    • 560 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 305 ventilators in use
    • 245 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 24
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,136
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,829
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.16

For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular updates

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November 27
  • New Cases: 4,100
  • Total Cases: 326,473
  • As of 10PM November 26th:
    • 2,796 total hospitalizations
    • 559 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 279 ventilators in use
    • 432 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 19
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,113
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,829
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular updates
November 26
  • New Cases: 4,565
  • Total Cases: 322,378
  • As of 10PM November 25th:
    • 2,831 total hospitalizations
    • 550 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 284 ventilators in use
    • 364 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 39
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,096
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,829
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.21
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular updates
November 25
  • New Cases: 4,073
  • Total Cases: 317,905
  • As of 10PM November 24th:
    • 2,902 total hospitalizations
    • 545 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 281 ventilators in use
    • 344 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 50
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,057
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,829
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.24
  • Governor Murphy announced that all travelers to NJ, beyond those from our immediate region, should self-quarantine for 14 days
    • The state had previously used different metrics to determine what states/territories would be on this list.
    • “As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate throughout our nation, New Jersey will no longer utilize previously outlined metrics to inform its travel advisory. Given the increased risk of spreading COVID-19 for both residents who travel outside the state and for visitors into the state, New Jersey continues to strongly discourage all non-essential interstate travel at this time. Travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) should self-quarantine at their home, hotel, or other temporary lodging for the CDC recommended period, which is currently 14 days. The Department of Health will issue additional information in the coming days regarding travel precautions. Individuals should continue to abide by the state’s current guidance until a new policy is issued.”
November 24
  • New Cases: 4,383
  • Total Cases: 313,863
  • As of 10PM November 23rd:
    • 2,785 total hospitalizations
    • 522 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 265 ventilators in use
    • 231 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 48
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 15,007
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,812
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.27
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular updates
November 23
  • New Cases: 3,592
  • Total Cases: 309.588
  • Positivity Rate for all PCR tests recorded Thursday, November 19th was 8.65%
  • As of 10PM November 22nd:
    • 2,693 total hospitalizations
    • 537 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 240 ventilators in use
    • 247 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 11
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,960
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,812
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.32
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular updates
  • The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has now exceeded 30,000 businesses which it has been able to assist through its suite of COVID relief programs, whether it be direct grants, low-interest loans, support for private-sector lenders and Community Development Financial Institutions, or capital guarantees for entrepreneurs.
    • Particularly, the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program has to-date provided more than $120 million to more than 27,000 businesses and non-profit organizations, and another 22,000 are in line to receive funding in Phase 3 of the EDA’s grants program.
  • The EDA is also maintaining its NJ Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program, which provides businesses with discounts on the purchase of PPE from designated vendors, including Office Depot, Boxed, and Staples.
    • Right now, all New Jersey-based businesses, regardless of size, can receive a 10 percent discount on their PPE purchases through these vendors.
    • But, starting tomorrow, businesses with 100 or fewer employees will be eligible for a total discount of nearly 70 percent. All small businesses previously approved for 25 percent discounts will automatically have their accounts updated to the 65 percent discount level for all future purchases.
      • And the deadline to register your business for this discount has been extended from November 30th to December 10th.
  • The Governor drew attention to several testing locations that are available across the state:
    • For residents of Union County – which has been among our hardest-hit counties – there are two new sites available to you tomorrow. You can go to either the Jefferson School at 155 Hilton Avenue in Union from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or to the 7th and 8th Grade Academy at 1139 Kline Avenue in Rahway between the hours of 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
    • In Atlantic City, tests will be available tomorrow at the Stockton University Residential Complex at 3701 Boardwalk, from noon to 7 p.m.
    • Testing will also be available at St. Michael’s Church on North Mississippi Avenue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this upcoming Friday, November 27th, and Saturday, November 28th.
    • And testing will also be conducted at the Atlantic City Convention Center both Friday and Saturday of this week – from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – as well as Monday through Saturday of next week, November 30th through December 5th, and the following week, as well, December 7th through December 12th.
    • In Galloway Township, testing will be available on the campus of Stockton University – at the Townsend Residential Life Center on December 5th and 6th from noon to 7 p.m. and at the Lakeside Towne Hall on December 7th and 9th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • And, in the City of Camden, tests will be available at the Mastery Charter Schools McGraw Elementary at 3051 Fremont Avenue starting next Monday, November 30th, and every Monday through December 21st.
November 22
  • New Cases: 3,998
  • Total Cases: 306,007
  • As of 10PM November 21st:
    • 2,568 total hospitalizations
    • 466 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 237 ventilators in use
    • 297 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 15
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,949
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,812
  • Rate of Transmission (Rt): 1.35
  • Mayor Ras J. Baraka’s statement on Thanksgiving guidelines:
    • “The test positivity rate in Newark is 21 percent, twice that of the State, and in the East Ward (Ironbound) it is an alarming 41 percent. So, we are urging all Newark residents and businesses to follow the guidelines and instructions for this holiday season. We cannot risk a continual spread of COVID-19 in our community. We cannot go back to where we were in April and May. But what we can do is urge everyone to be responsible, cautious, and think of the greater good. People’s lives depend on this.”
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular updates
November 21
  • New Cases: 4,679
  • Total Cases: 302,039 (Note: New Jersey passes 300,000 positive case mark)
  • As of 10PM November 20th:
    • 2,552 total hospitalizations
    • 486 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 232 ventilators in use
    • 305 patients were discharged
  • New Deaths: 34
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,934
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,812
  • Governor Murphy: “The numbers speak for themselves. Please take this seriously. Wear a mask. Social distance. Avoid large gatherings.”
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School’s Clinical Research Center announced a free coronavirus and HIV testing site in Newark on Saturday
    • “Test 2 Protect” Event
    • 12pm to 4pm, Saturday November 21
    • 140 Bergen Street, Newark (Ambulatory Care Center)
    • Walk-ups and drive-ups welcome
    • Appointments can be made by calling 973-820-3397 or 973-972-5111
  • Additional testing sites can be found at https://covid19.nj.gov/testing
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular updates
November 20
  • New Cases: 3,635
  • Total Cases: 297,370
  • Positivity for all PCR tests recorded on Monday was 7.98%
  • The statewide rate of transmission is 1.40
  • As of 10PM November 19th:
    • 2,505 total hospitalizations
    • 452 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 233 ventilators in use
    • 290 patients were discharged while 333 new COVID-positive patients were admitted.
  • New Deaths: 23
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,900
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,812
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular updates
  • For the month of November, the state is averaging 45,000 tests per day.
  • Testing sites around the state have seen a huge increase in volume over the last two weeks. Learn more about that here
    • If you would like to get tested here are some sites the Governor highlighted in his briefing today:
    • Testing is available in Harrison Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harrison Community Center on Warren Street
    • In Jersey City, tests will be available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this upcoming Monday and Wednesday at the United Way on Bergen Avenue, and from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the Bethune Center on MLK Drive.
    • In Passaic County, testing will be available next Saturday, November 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Passaic County Senior Services in Totawa
    • Starting tomorrow, and running through December, testing will be available in Union City at 1600 JFK Boulevard
  • Governor Murphy issued an administrative order clarifying that for outdoor organized high school sporting events, individuals necessary to the sporting event, such as players, coaches, and referees, will not count towards the 150-person limit.
    • This will mean that these sporting events, including the upcoming Thanksgiving-week high school football games, can have up to 150 spectators. However, all spectators must continue to abide by social distancing requirements.
    • Learn more about the upcoming winter season for high school sports in the state here
  • Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced partnerships with two additional organizations, Medicine Man Pharmacy and ivee, for COVID-19 testing through Wednesday.
    • ivee: On Tuesday, November 24, over 275 COVID-19 tests will be offered through the City’s partnership with ivee at the Multi-Service Center (124 Grand Street) for Hoboken residents between 8 am and 5 pm. Ivee offers PCR testing, and results will be emailed within 24-48 hours. To sign-up for testing, visit http://www.hobokennj.gov/ivee.
    • Medicine Man Pharmacy: On Sunday, November 22, 125 COVID-19 tests will be offered through the City’s partnership with Medicine Man Pharmacy at 605 Jackson Street for Hoboken residents between 9 am and 1 pm. Medicine Man Pharmacy offers rapid testing (BD Veritor Plus Antigen test), which will be emailed within 3-6 hours of testing. To sign-up for testing, visit http://www.hobokennj.gov/medicineman. Appointments will also become available for an additional 125 rapid tests on Wednesday, November 25 between 9 am and 1 pm, in the coming days.
    • Prompt MD: In addition to new testing dates on Friday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 24, Prompt MD will be adding additional testing hours at 605 Jackson Street on Tuesday afternoon until 3 pm. Prompt MD offers PCR testing. To sign-up for testing, visit http://www.hobokennj.gov/promptmd. Prompt MD previously added testing this upcoming Friday and Tuesday, in addition to existing testing dates on Mondays and Thursdays.
    • Riverside Medical Group: Testing appointments are currently full at Riverside Medical on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Appointments are normally available at http://www.hobokennj.gov/riverside
    • RELATED: Four Essex County mayors consider joint COVID-19 shutdown

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November 19
  • New Cases: 4,320
  • Total Cases: 293,744
  • Positivity for all PCR tests recorded on Saturday Nov. 14th was 10.88%
  • The statewide rate of transmission is 1.42
  • New Deaths: 34
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,877
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,812
  • Governor Murphy joined with six of his fellow regional governors – from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island – to reiterate the importance of keeping our schools open for in-person instruction with strong and appropriate protections against in-school transmission in place.
  • Roughly 13,000 New Jerseyans filed for unemployment benefits last week – nearly 8,000 fewer than two weeks ago. That is the fifth consecutive week of decline.

Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular updates
RELATED: Four Essex County mayor consider joint COVID-19 lockdown

November 18
  • New Cases: 4,063
  • Total Cases: 289,562
  • Positivity for all PCR tests recorded on Saturday Nov. 14th was 10.88%
  • The statewide rate of transmission is 1.42
  • As of 10PM November 17th:
    • 2,446 total hospitalizations
    • 461 patients in critical or intensive care
    • 223 ventilators in use
    • 288 patients were discharged while 340 new COVID-positive patients were admitted.
  • New Deaths: 27
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,843
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,812
  • For more detailed numbers visit our COVID-19 tracking hub: Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular updates
  • Governor Murphy, alongside six other regional governors, urged all colleges and universities to make COVID testing available to all residential students before they leave for Thanksgiving break.
    • Any student who tests positive will be encouraged to isolate on campus or – if they are to go home – to make arrangements for their safe travel home in coordination with local health officials
    • The other Governors are New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Delaware Governor John Carney, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker
    • Read more about Thanksgiving gathering restrictions here
  • Murphy said that over the past week, a total of five new in-school outbreaks were confirmed at the PreK-12 level, and these led to 47 new cases of coronavirus infection.
  • The Governor also spoke about the state’s digital divide in schools
    • As of today, 70.3 percent of districts have reported that they currently have no device or connectivity needs. This is an increase from last week of 0.3 percent.
    • Back in the summer the state estimated that roughly 231,000 students lacked either the proper device or connectivity for remote learning – this week that has been reported at just over 35,000 students, which marks an almost 12 percent reduction since last week’s update.
    • Read more about the digital divide here
November 17
  • New Cases: 4,060
  • Total Cases: 285,519
  • Note: The cumulative total of cases increased by 14,566 in just four days to 281,493
  • New Deaths: 38
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,817
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,801
  • Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first COVID-19 diagnostic test for self-testing at home and that provides rapid results.
    • The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit is a molecular (real-time loop mediated amplification reaction) single use test that is intended to detect the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19.

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November 16
  • New Cases: 2,232
  • Total Cases: 281,493
  • Statewide rate of transmission: 1.40
  • Note: The cumulative total of cases increased by 14,566 in just four days to 281,493
  • New Deaths: 14
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,779
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,801
  • As of 10 p.m. November 15:
    • 2,115 total hospitalizations
    • 417 in critical or intensive care
    • 137 ventilators in use
  • Effective tomorrow, Nov. 17:
    • Indoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people
  • Effective Nov. 23: 
    • Outdoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 150 people
  • The following indoor gatherings may continue under the current rules, limited to 25% of a room’s capacity, up to 150 people:
    • Religious services/celebrations and political events
    • Weddings
    • Funerals/memorial services
    • Performances
  • According to Gov. Phil Murphy, indoor sports practices or competitions will be allowed to exceed the 10-person limit, only for individuals necessary, such as players, coaches, and referees.
    • In most cases, where those necessary individuals exceed 10 people, spectators will not be permitted.
November 15
  • New Cases: 4,540
  • Total Cases: 279,274
  • New Deaths: 18
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,765
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,801
  • Hospitalizations: 2,004
  • Gov. Murphy tweet: “These numbers are ALARMING and continue to rise. Take this seriously. Wear a mask. Social distance. Stay safe.”

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November 14
  • New Cases: 4,395
  • Total Cases: 274,736
  • New Deaths: 26
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,747
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,801
  • Hospitalizations: 2,000
  • Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted: “These numbers are alarming and concerning, to say the least. Wear a mask. Social distance. Stay safe.”

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November 13
  • New Cases: 3,399
  • Total Cases: 270,383
  • New Deaths: 28
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,721
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,801

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November 12
  • New Cases: 3,517
  • Total Cases: 266,986
  • New Deaths: 18
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,694
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,801

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November 11 

  • New Cases: 3,078
  • Total Cases: 263,495
  • New Deaths: 15
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,676
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,800

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

November 10 
  • New Cases: 3,877
  • Total Cases: 260,430
  • New Deaths: 21
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,661
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,800

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

November 9 
  • New Cases: 2,075
  • Total Cases: 256,653
  • Statewide rate of transmission: 1.24
  • New Deaths: 11
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,640
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,800
  • As of 10 p.m. November 8:
    • 1,537 total hospitalizations
    • 309 in critical or intensive care
    • 94 ventilators in use
  • Effective Thursday, November 12:
    • No indoor dining between 10:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. at restaurants, bars, clubs, and lounges
    • Outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery services may continue past 10:00 p.m.
    • Casinos must stop serving food/drinks at 10:00 p.m.
    • All barside seating will be prohibited
    • Restaurants may place tables closer than 6 feet only if separated by barriers
    • Individual fully-enclosed dining bubbles may be set-up for outside use

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

November 8
  • New Cases: 2,043
  • Total Cases: 254,595
  • Hospitalizations: 1,439
  • Statewide rate of transmission: 1.23
  • New Deaths: 4
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,629
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,800
  • Schools update:
    • 36  new cases stemming from eight newly confirmed instances of in-school transmission
    • 146 total cases linked to 36 outbreaks

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

November 7 
  • New Cases: 3,207
  • Total Cases: 252,582
  • Statewide rate of transmission: 1.24
  • New Deaths: 11
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,625
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,800
  • Schools update:
    • 36  new cases stemming from eight newly confirmed instances of in-school transmission
    • 146 total cases linked to 36 outbreaks

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

November 6 
  • New Cases: 2,199
  • Total Cases: 249,380
  • New Deaths: 13
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,616
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,800

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

November 5 
  • New Cases: 2,104
  • Total Cases: 247,219
  • Statewide rate of transmission: 1.26
  • New Deaths: 12
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,603
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,800
  • Schools update:
    • 24 new cases stemming from eight newly confirmed instances of in-school transmission
    • 146 total cases linked to 36 outbreaks

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

November 4 
  • New Cases: 2,472
  • Total Cases: 245,257
  • New Deaths: 9
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,591
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,793
    • If you’re traveling to NJ from the following states and territories, you should self-quarantine for 14 days:
      • AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, GU, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

November 3
  • New Cases: 1,832
  • Total Cases: 242,825
  • New Deaths: 18
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,582
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,793

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

November 2 
  • New Cases: 1,379
  • Total Cases: 240,997
  • Statewide rate of transmission: 1.28
  • New Deaths: 3
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,561
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,793
  • As of 10 p.m. November 1:
    • 1,109 total hospitalizations
    • 212 in critical or intensive care
    • 100 ventilators in use

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

November 1
  • New Cases: 1,751
  • Total Cases: 239,629
  • Statewide rate of transmission: 1.29
  • New Deaths: 4
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,561
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,793
  • As of 10 p.m. October 31:
    • 1,104 total hospitalizations
    • 213 in critical or intensive care
    • 101 ventilators in use
  • Schools:
    • 28 school outbreaks
    • 122 cases linked to school outbreaks

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

October 31
  • New Cases: 1,370
  • Total Cases: 237,886
  • Statewide rate of transmission: 1.27
  • New Deaths: 12
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,557
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,793
  • As of 10 p.m. October 30:
    • 1,104 total hospitalizations
    • 213 in critical or intensive care
    • 101 ventilators in use
  • Schools:
    • 28 school outbreaks
    • 111 cases linked to school outbreaks

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

October 29
  • New Cases: 1,477
  • Total Cases: 234,547
  • Statewide rate of transmission: 1.25
  • New Deaths: 8
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,539
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,793
  • As of 10 p.m. October 28:
    • 1,072 total hospitalizations
    • 217 in critical or intensive care
    • 79 ventilators in use

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

October 28 
  • New Cases: 1,682
  • Total Cases: 232,997
  • New Deaths: 14
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,531
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,793

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

October 27 
  • New Cases: 1,663
  • Total Cases: 231,331
  • New Deaths: 14
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,517
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,789

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

October 26
  • New Cases: 1,223
  • Total Cases: 229,684
  • Statewide rate of transmission: 1.23
  • New Deaths: 7
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,503
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,789
  • As of 10 p.m. October 25:
    • 948 total hospitalizations
    • 178 in critical or intensive care
    • 75 ventilators in use

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

October 23 
  • New Cases: 1,139
  • Total Cases: 225,430
  • Statewide rate of transmission: 1.17
  • New Deaths: 11
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,484
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,789

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

October 22 
  • New Cases: 1,182
  • Total Cases: 224,385
  • Statewide rate of transmission: 1.17
  • New Deaths: 18
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,474
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,789
  • As of 10 p.m. October 21:
    • 852 total hospitalizations
    • 187 in critical or intensive care
    • 74 ventilators in use

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

October 21 
  • New Cases: 1,062 
  • Total Cases: 222,223
  • New Deaths: 18
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,456 
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,789

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

October 20 
  • New Cases: 1,036
  • Total Cases: 222,193
  • New Deaths: 13
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,438
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,789

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

October 19 
  • New Cases: 1,192
  • Total Cases: 221,205
  • Statewide rate of transmission: 1.14
  • New Deaths:
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,425
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,789
  • As of 10 p.m. October 18:
    • 579 total hospitalizations
    • 166 in critical or intensive care
    • 62 ventilators in use

For more news and information, visit NJ Spotlight News’ Coronavirus in NJ.

October 16 
  • New Cases: 823
  • Total Cases: 217,804
  • New Deaths: 5
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,413
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,789

For more information, visit covid19.nj.gov.

October 15 
  • New Cases: 973
  • Total Cases: 216,994
  • Statewide rate of transmission: 1.16
  • New Deaths:
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,408
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,789
  • As of 10 p.m. October 14:
    • 733 total hospitalizations
    • 178 in critical or intensive care
    • 60 ventilators in use

For more information, visit covid19.nj.gov.

October 14 
  • New Cases: 953
  • Total Cases: 216,023
  • New Deaths: 9
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,402
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,788

For more information, visit covid19.nj.gov.

October 13
  • New Cases: 993
  • Total Cases: 215,085
  • New Deaths: 7
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,394
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,788

For more information, visit covid19.nj.gov.

October 12
  • New Cases: 478
  • Total Cases: 214,097
  • New Deaths: 1
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,387
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,788

For more information, visit covid19.nj.gov.

October 9 
  • New Cases: 881
  • Total Cases: 212,013
  • New Deaths: 6
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,376
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,788

For more information, visit covid19.nj.gov.

October 8
  • New Cases: 1,301
  • Total Cases: 211,148
  • Statewide rate of transmission: 1.22
  • New Deaths: 11
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,373
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,788
  • As of 10 p.m. October 7:
    • 652 total hospitalizations
    • 148 in critical or intensive care
    • 52 ventilators in use

For more information, visit covid19.nj.gov.

October 7 
  • New Cases: 514
  • Total Cases: 209,850
  • New Deaths: 4
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,364
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,788
  • UPDATE: If you’re traveling to NJ from the following states & territories, you should self-quarantine for 14 days:
    • AL, AK, AR, CO, DE, FL, GA, GU, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, NC, ND, OK, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, WV, WI, WY

For more information, visit covid19.nj.gov.

October 6 
  • New Cases: 651
  • Total Cases: 209,342
  • New Deaths: 9
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,360
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,787

For more information, visit covid19.nj.gov.

October 5 
  • New Cases: 522
  • Total Cases: 208,713
  • Statewide rate of transmission: 1.27
  • New Deaths: 1
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,351
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,787
  • As of 10 p.m. October 4:
    • 507 total hospitalizations
    • 102 in critical or intensive care
    • 34 ventilators in use

For more information, visit covid19.nj.gov.

October 2 
  • New Cases: 796
  • Total Cases: 206,629
  • New Deaths: 4
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,344
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,787

For more information, visit covid19.nj.gov.

October 1 
  • New Cases: 633
  • Total Cases: 205,889
  • New Deaths: 5
  • Total Confirmed Deaths: 14,340
  • Total Probable Deaths: 1,787

For data from the start of the pandemic through Sept. 30, click here.