N.J. reports 663 new COVID-19 cases and 5 more deaths. Transmission rate increases again. –

At least 7,160 of the states COVID-19 deaths have actually been of citizens and staff members at nursing homes and other long-term care centers.

Ocean County had led the state for the latest cases for the 15 consecutive days since Wednesday. On Thursday, the county had the fourth-highest number of brand-new cases behind Middlesex, Monmouth, and Bergen counties.

Of the states 663 additional cases reported Thursday, 26 are from Lakewood, the department stated.

State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli alerted Wednesday the state has seen “a small uptick” in hospitalizations over the past 14 days.

Regardless of a current uptick in day-to-day cases and the hazard of a second wave in the fall and winter, the governor stated Wednesday he doesnt anticipate to have to close down the state once again in the widespread way he carried out in March.


The Garden States transmission rate has been above 1 given that Sept. 4 and hit 1.15 on Wednesday after hovering at that mark for 3 days last week. The rate reported Thursday is the greatest it has been considering that Aug. 6.

The statewide everyday positivity rate– the percentage of tests that return positive in one day– since Sunday was 5.28%. The last time the figure was that high was in late May.

There were 35 coronavirus clients released Monday, according to the states coronavirus tracking site.

On average, the infection has actually been more deadly for older locals, specifically those with pre-existing conditions. Almost half the states COVID-19 deaths have actually been of homeowners 80 and older (47.8%), followed by those 65-79 (31.5%), 50-64 (15.8%), 30-49 (4.3%), 18-25 (0.4%), 5-17 (0%), and 0-4 (0.02%).

” I sure as heck hope we do not and I do not anticipate it,” Murphy stated throughout his town hall.

Any number above 1 suggests each newly contaminated individual, typically, is spreading out the virus to at least one other individual. Any number listed below 1 means the infection is decreasing.

There were 523 patients in New Jerseys 71 medical facilities with verified or suspected COVID-19 case since Wednesday night. Thats 44 more than the night before.

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In Ocean County, the positivity rate was 16.03% Sunday– with Lakewood is reporting a positivity rate of 28.63%, according to the states Department of Health.


” COVID is still with us,” Gov. Phil Murphy stated during a virtual town hall Wednesday. … Were still out there attempting to conserve every life we can.”

Middlesex County: 19,679 favorable tests (85 brand-new), 1,227 confirmed deaths (202 possible).
Monmouth County: 12,025 favorable tests (82 new), 776 validated deaths (92 probable).
Bergen County: 22,579 favorable tests (71 brand-new), 1,804 verified deaths (241 likely).
Ocean County: 13,718 positive tests (66 new), 985 confirmed deaths (65 possible).
Camden County: 9,996 favorable tests (40 brand-new), 558 confirmed deaths (53 probable).
Essex County: 21,157 positive tests (38 new), 1,899 validated deaths (229 possible).
Union County: 17,761 positive tests (37 brand-new), 1,189 verified deaths (167 likely).
Hudson County: 20,767 positive tests (34 brand-new), 1,358 validated deaths (160 probable).
Burlington County: 7,208 positive tests (26 brand-new), 461 verified deaths (41 possible).
Atlantic County: 4,152 favorable tests (25 brand-new), 245 confirmed deaths (11 possible).
Passaic County: 19,135 positive tests (25 brand-new), 1,113 confirmed deaths (141 possible).
Somerset County: 5,850 favorable tests (24 brand-new), 503 confirmed deaths (74 likely).
Gloucester County: 4,710 positive tests (22 new), 222 confirmed deaths (7 possible).
Hunterdon County: 1,349 favorable tests (18 new), 71 verified deaths (54 likely).
Morris County: 7,920 favorable tests (18 new), 686 confirmed deaths (144 possible).
Mercer County: 8,675 favorable tests (15 brand-new), 601 verified deaths (35 probable).
Cape May County: 1,026 positive tests (6 new), 88 confirmed deaths (9 likely).
Salem County: 1,076 favorable tests (6 brand-new), 83 confirmed deaths (5 probable).
Sussex County: 1,517 positive tests (6 brand-new), 161 verified deaths (36 probable).
Warren County: 1,449 favorable tests (6 brand-new), 158 verified deaths (13 likely).
Cumberland County: 3,802 favorable tests (0 new), 152 validated deaths (8 likely).

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New Jersey has actually reported a total of 205,889 COVID-19 cases out of more than 3.6 million tests administered in the seven months because the outbreak here started in early March.

The state of 9 million individuals has reported 16,127 deaths associated to the virus in that time– 14,340 lab-confirmed and 1,787 considered probable. New Jerseys death toll is second highest in the U.S. after New York. The state has the countrys greatest COVID-19 death rate per 100,000 homeowners.

” COVID is still with us,” Gov. Phil Murphy said during a virtual town hall Wednesday. The state of 9 million individuals has actually reported 16,127 deaths associated to the infection in that time– 14,340 lab-confirmed and 1,787 considered possible. New Jerseys death toll is 2nd highest in the U.S. after New York. The state has the nations highest COVID-19 death rate per 100,000 locals.

The United States has the most positive tests worldwide, at more than 7.2 million, and the most deaths, at more than 206,900.

COUNTY-BY-COUNTY CASES (sorted by new cases).

Murphy has actually been carefully alleviating months-long coronavirus restrictions in recent months as New Jerseys numbers have improved considerably considering that peaking in April, when authorities consistently announced numerous brand-new deaths and countless brand-new cases a day.

Since early Thursday morning, there have been more than 34 million favorable COVID-19 tests throughout the world, according to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University. More than 1.01 million people have actually died, while 23.6 million people have recovered.

New Jersey reported another 663 coronavirus cases and 5 additional deaths Thursday as the statewide rate of transmission increased again, to 1.16– the highest it has remained in almost 2 months and above the crucial benchmark of 1 that indicates the break out here is growing.
Hospitalizations likewise exceeded 500 patients for the very first time because early September.


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” I sure as heck hope we do not and I do not anticipate it,” Murphy said during his city center. “I will be exceptionally saddened and I will say stunned if we need to shut the entire place down once again. I just do not see that.”.

Broken down by age, those 30 to 49 years old comprise the largest portion of New Jersey citizens that have caught the virus (31%), followed by those 50-64 (26.3%), 18-29 (16.5%), 65-79 (13.1%), 80 and older (9%), 5-17 (3.2%), and 0-4 (0.7%).

NJ Advance Media personnel author Brent Johnson added to this report.

The hospitalizations consist of 96 patients in vital or extensive care (12 less than the day prior to), including 39 on ventilators (the very same number the day prior to).