Analyzing New Jersey’s COVID-19 Death Toll

NJ Spotlight data analysis suggests the number of deaths could be far higher than official figures show

The state’s official death toll for COVID-19 stands at 11,970 since the first case was reported on March 4, but an NJ Spotlight data analysis found that number is likely thousands more.

With no national standard for reporting COVID-19 deaths, a number of factors are skewing New Jersey’s count, NJ Spotlight’s Editor at Large Colleen O’Dea has reported. She joined Briana Vannozzi of NJTV News to share her reporting.

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