The New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli is in quarantine after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday night. In a statement, the department says the 71-year-old commissioner has no symptoms and her office will follow CDC guidance for a thorough cleaning.
Thursday the state is reporting 3,962 new cases. Total confirmed cases now stand at 610,324. Another 82 COVID-19 deaths brings the state’s total to 21,301 confirmed and probable fatalities. And while the vaccine rollout continues to move more slowly than most would like, 680,601 doses have now been administered.