Insider NJ’s COVID-19 Information Update Center

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Welcome to InsiderNJ’s COVID-19 update center.  Follow Insider NJ’s County COVID-19 Data Center for regular county updates.


3/2 2:30pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 707,099 cases and 20,990 fatalities (and 88,686 probable cases and 2,331 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday; the viral transmission rate is .97. There have been 2,132,155 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.


3/1 1:10pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 704,362 cases and 20,942 fatalities (and 88,13 probable cases and 2,331 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is .94. There have been 2,039,427 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.


2/24 4pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 689,944 cases and 20,756 fatalities (and 85,442 probable cases and 2,331 probable fatalities) as of Wednesday; the viral transmission rate is .87. There have been 1,758,979 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.


2/23 3:45pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 687,386 cases  and 20,689 fatalities (and 84,881 probable cases and 2,289 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday; the viral transmission rate is .86. There have been 1,713,580 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.


2/22 1pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Bergen County

365 New Confirmed Cases 2,320 Confirmed Deaths
98 New Probable Cases
67,216 Total Confirmed Cases

280 Probable Deaths
8,262 Total Probable Cases
Middlesex County

260 New Confirmed Cases 1,850 Confirmed Deaths
67 New Probable Cases
66,351 Total Confirmed Cases

224 Probable Deaths
4,833 Total Probable Cases
Hudson County

251 New Confirmed Cases 1,804 Confirmed Deaths
75 New Probable Cases
62,178 Total Confirmed Cases

177 Probable Deaths
5,466 Total Probable Cases
Essex County

223 New Confirmed Cases 2,387 Confirmed Deaths
53 New Probable Cases
66,052 Total Confirmed Cases

266 Probable Deaths
6,048 Total Probable Cases
Monmouth County

220 New Confirmed Cases 1,268 Confirmed Deaths
83 New Probable Cases
50,191 Total Confirmed Cases

118 Probable Deaths
5,168 Total Probable Cases
Ocean County

186 New Confirmed Cases 1,708 Confirmed Deaths
65 New Probable Cases
50,756 Total Confirmed Cases

115 Probable Deaths
6,380 Total Probable Cases
Union County

157 New Confirmed Cases 1,553 Confirmed Deaths
56 New Probable Cases
48,140 Total Confirmed Cases

196 Probable Deaths
7,538 Total Probable Cases
Passaic County

141 New Confirmed Cases 1,496 Confirmed Deaths
53 New Probable Cases
51,305 Total Confirmed Cases

169 Probable Deaths
4,644 Total Probable Cases
Morris County

139 New Confirmed Cases 888 Confirmed Deaths
47 New Probable Cases
31,305 Total Confirmed Cases

225 Probable Deaths
5,386 Total Probable Cases
Somerset County

103 New Confirmed Cases 675 Confirmed Deaths
39 New Probable Cases
18,249 Total Confirmed Cases

102 Probable Deaths
4,058 Total Probable Cases
Camden County

79 New Confirmed Cases 1,045 Confirmed Deaths
32 New Probable Cases
38,874 Total Confirmed Cases

79 Probable Deaths
4,629 Total Probable Cases
Atlantic County

74 New Confirmed Cases 533 Confirmed Deaths
21 New Probable Cases
19,344 Total Confirmed Cases

26 Probable Deaths
4,954 Total Probable Cases
Burlington County

53 New Confirmed Cases 683 Confirmed Deaths
43 New Probable Cases
30,418 Total Confirmed Cases

54 Probable Deaths
4,353 Total Probable Cases
Gloucester County

53 New Confirmed Cases 507 Confirmed Deaths
14 New Probable Cases
20,737 Total Confirmed Cases

26 Probable Deaths
3,051 Total Probable Cases
Mercer County

46 New Confirmed Cases 829 Confirmed Deaths
15 New Probable Cases
25,713 Total Confirmed Cases

39 Probable Deaths
1,585 Total Probable Cases
Cumberland County

35 New Confirmed Cases 332 Confirmed Deaths
3 New Probable Cases
11,919 Total Confirmed Cases

21 Probable Deaths
2,128 Total Probable Cases
Warren County

33 New Confirmed Cases 195 Confirmed Deaths
3 New Probable Cases
6,154 Total Confirmed Cases

19 Probable Deaths
697 Total Probable Cases
Hunterdon County

27 New Confirmed Cases 103 Confirmed Deaths
3 New Probable Cases
6,115 Total Confirmed Cases

54 Probable Deaths
614 Total Probable Cases
Sussex County

26 New Confirmed Cases 208 Confirmed Deaths
16 New Probable Cases
7,757 Total Confirmed Cases

62 Probable Deaths
1,134 Total Probable Cases
Cape May County

20 New Confirmed Cases 154 Confirmed Deaths
31 New Probable Cases
3,609 Total Confirmed Cases

26 Probable Deaths
3,448 Total Probable Cases
Salem County

3 New Confirmed Cases 151 Confirmed Deaths
0 New Probable Cases
4,154 Total Confirmed Cases

11 Probable Deaths
452 Total Probable Cases6

84,902 cases and 20,585 fatalities (and 84,207 probable cases and 2,289 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is .86. There have been 1,676,496 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.


2/18 6:23pm: The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development distributed $455 million in unemployment benefits last week, which increased the total of pandemic-related jobless relief to $22.8 billion.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 675,713 cases and 20,432 fatalities (and 82,738 probable cases and 2,289 probable fatalities) as of Thursday; the viral transmission rate is .91. There have been 1,524,504 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
853
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

2/17 12:43pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 673,108 cases and 20,343 fatalities (and 82,066 probable cases and 2,289 probable fatalities) as of Wednesday; the viral transmission rate is .91. There have been 1,470,941 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
873
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

2/16 4:15pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 669,481 cases and 20,251 fatalities (and 81,584 probable cases and 2,246 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday; the viral transmission rate is .9. There have been 1,411,270 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
897
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

2/11 4:45pm: The Department of Labor and Workforce Development has received more than 2 million** initial applications for unemployment in the past 11 months, more than at any other point in history and a sobering reminder of the continuing impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey workers.


2/11 3:45pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 656,904 cases and 20,083 fatalities (and 79,426 probable cases and 2,246 probable fatalities) as of Thursday; the viral transmission rate is .8. There have been 1,190,446 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
974
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

2/10 4:45pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 653,955 cases and 20,004 fatalities (and 78,719 probable cases and 2,246 probable fatalities) as of Wednesday; the viral transmission rate is .81. There have been 1,137,757 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
988
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

2/9 4:30pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 650,263 cases and 19,916 fatalities (and 78,041 probable cases and 2,187 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday; the viral transmission rate is .83. There have been 1,085,595 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
1,011
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

2/8 4:15pm: Gov. Phil Murphy said today that in-person voting will resume with the April 20 school and fire district elections. That sounds like a big deal, and philosophically, it may be.


2/8 1:25pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 647,194 cases and 19,824 fatalities (and 77,543 probable cases and 2,187 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is .85. There have been 1,037,657 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
1,033
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

2/5 1:45pm: Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation that will expand opportunities for outdoor dining in New Jersey.


2/4 1:50pm: The NJDOL reported that new unemployment claims declined for the third straight week; a total of 1.985M claims have been filed and $22B in benefits paid out since the beginning of the pandemic.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 633,731 cases and 19,606 fatalities (and 75,365 probable cases and 2,187 probable fatalities) as of Thursday; the viral transmission rate is .94. There have been 876,529 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
1,029
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

2/3 10:40am: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 11am.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 647,194 cases and 19,824 fatalities (and 77,543 probable cases and 2,187 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is .85. There have been 1,037,657 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
1,033
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

2/1 4:40pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 626,645 cases and 19,384 fatalities (and 73,701 probable cases and 2,129 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is .95. There have been 796,075 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
1,201
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

1/27 12:53pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 606,492 cases and 19,091 fatalities (and 70,045 probable cases and 2,121 probable fatalities) as of Wednesday; the viral transmission rate is .91. There have been 642,613COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
1,160
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

1/26 1:55pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 602,660 cases and 18,984 fatalities (and 69,067 probable cases and 2,121 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday; the viral transmission rate is .92. There have been 605,397 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
1,221
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

1/25 3:30pm:  “The anti-vax concern seems like it is fading rapidly,” Gov. Phil Murphy said today. The governor acknowledged there was some apprehension among state health officials that too many people wouldn’t want to get the COVID vaccine; after all, so-called anti-vaxxers have shown themselves to be a very vocal group.


1/25 1:40pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 598,660 cases and 18,851 fatalities (and 68,291 probable cases and 2,121 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is .94. There have been 565,401 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
1,244
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

1/20 2pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 576,720 cases and 18,453 fatalities (and 64,420 probable cases and 2,021 probable fatalities) as of Wednesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.08. There have been 421,297 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
1,219
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

1/19 1:25pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 572,306 cases and 18,421 fatalities (and 63,396 probable cases and 2,091 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is 1.11. There have been 388,160 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
1,275
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

1/18 2:35pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 568,573 cases and 18,367 fatalities (and 62,501 probable cases and 2,091 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is 1.12. There have been 366,010 COVID-19 vaccinations administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
1,355
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

1/14 3:30pm: The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported a slight uptick in initial unemployment claims last week – the fourth straight week of increases – as pandemic-related benefit distributions approached $21 billion.


1/13 3:30pm: Governor Phil Murphy today announced two additional categories of New Jersey residents eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.


1/13 2pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 543,974 cases and 18,070 fatalities (and 58,655 probable cases and 2,091 probable fatalities) as of Wednesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.1. 264,681 COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
1,350
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

 


1/11 2:10pm: Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 214 to affect the following changes for the 2020-2021 school year: 1) waiver of the graduation assessment test requirement for any 12th grade student who has satisfied all other statutory graduation requirements; 2) removal of Student Growth Objectives (SGOs) as a component of formal educator evaluations; and 3) extension of the time in which certificated teachers or those in the process of becoming certificated teachers can serve as substitute teachers.


1/11 11:55am: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 12pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 532,959 cases and 17,873 fatalities (and 2,059 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is 1.09.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
1,448
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

1/11 8:30am: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 528,054 cases and 17,827 fatalities (and 2,059 probable fatalities) as of Sunday; the viral transmission rate is 1.08.


1/7 3:30pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 510,839 cases and 17,587 fatalities (and 2,059 probable fatalities) as of Thursday; the viral transmission rate is .99.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
1,245
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

1/6 12:50pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 504,647 cases and 17,464 fatalities (and 2,059 probable fatalities) as of Wednesday; the viral transmission rate is .96.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
1,158
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

1/5 6:25pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 499,636 cases and 17,361 fatalities (and 2,021 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday; the viral transmission rate is .94.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
1,118
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

1/4 1pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 494,317 cases and 17,233 fatalities (and 2,021 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is .92.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

“Confirmed” cases are established through PCR testing.

“Probable” cases are established through viral antigen testing.

Confirmed Cases with Unassigned County
1,133
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

1/4 10:20am: From the last two weeks:

Governor Murphy and NJDOH Commissioner Persichilli marked the launch of the state’s vaccination effort at the end of 2020.

 

Governor Murphy and State Police Superintendent Colonel Callahan clarified that indoor sports practices and competitions are subject to indoor gathering limits.

 

Governor Murphy announced that NJDHS Commissioner Johnson will depart on January 15th to join the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 response team; Sarah Adelman will become the Acting NJDHS Commissioner.

 

The NJDOL reported that the total unemployment benefit claims are nearing 1.9M with total payments of $20.5B since the beginning the pandemic. The department announced that the maximum benefits rates increased as of January 1st. The department is awaiting guidance on the implementation of the federal unemployment benefits extension. The department received nearly 1,200 complaints of workplace violations of the Governor’s COVID-19 protections order.

 

The Governors of NJ, RI, NH, CT, ME, VT, and MA announced the extension of the suspension of interstate youth hockey competitions through the end of January.

 

The AG’s Office announced charges seeking to revoke the liquor licenses of 12 bars and restaurants that have been accused of violating COVID-19 orders.

 

The NJDMAVA announced the beginning of COVID-19 vaccinations at the state’s three veterans nursing homes.

 

The NJDHS announced the expansion of COVID-19 childcare assistance programs through the end of January.

 

NJ SNAP recipients will receive a 15% increase in food assistance benefits.

 

NJ’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution is progressing, but slowly, according to Politico NJ.

 

Atlantic County will begin administering COVID-19 vaccinations tomorrow.

 

Bergen County announced that 1,000 Moderna vaccines arrived in the county at the end of 2020; the first vaccinations began last Monday. The county announced the January dates for drive-thru COVID-19 testing.

 

Burlington County is resuming its COVID-19 testing program at Rowan University and began administering the COVID-19 vaccine to EMS workers.

 

Cape May County plans to administer COVID-19 vaccines to first responders early this month. Crest Haven Nursing Home will receive its first vaccines tomorrow. The county announced long-range planning for COVID-19 testing.

 

Essex County began administering the COVID-19 vaccine last Saturday.

 

Gloucester County is continuing its COVID-19 testing through February.

 

Hudson County opened its COVID-19 vaccination distribution center on December 23rd. 17 inmates at the Hudson County Jail tested positive for COVID-19, including 8 on Christmas Eve, according to Hudson County View.

 

Middlesex County launched mobile COVID-19 testing clinics.

 

Monmouth County began administering its first round of COVID-19 vaccines.

 

Morris County modified its COVID-19 testing plan.

 

Passaic County is offering its first round of COVID-19 vaccines.

 

Salem County anticipates the arrival of its first COVID-19 vaccine shipment early this month.

 

Somerset County released its COVID-19 vaccination plan overview.

 

Sussex County is preparing for the administering of the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Warren County received the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccination at the end of the year. COVID-19 underscored the first county commissioners’ meeting of 2021, according to Lehigh Valley Live.


1/4/2021 8am: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 492,042 cases and 17,187 fatalities (and 2,021 probable fatalities) as of Sunday; the viral transmission rate is .92.


12/25 11pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 454,902 cases and 16,650 fatalities (and 1,945 probable fatalities) as of Friday; the viral transmission rate is .95.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Cases with Unassigned County
1,107
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

12/21 2:45pm:  With the 2021 campaign already underway, Steinhardt wants Persichilli to take the fall. Gov. Phil Murphy had no patience with that. “The last thing we need is people who don’t know what they are talking about from the cheap seats,” the governor said at today’s briefing.

Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the Department has launched two new helplines in partnership with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to provide emotional support and crisis counseling to health care workers and first responders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


12/21 12:44pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing.  Murphy is extending the public health emergency for another 30 days.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 435,763 cases and 16,315 fatalities (and 1,908 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is .99.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Cases with Unassigned County
1,079
Deaths with Unassigned County
0

12/17 9:45am: The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has distributed a record $20 billion in wage replacement benefits in the 39 weeks since COVID-19 abruptly shuttered businesses and schools around the state.


12/16 12:30pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 415,075 cases and 16,095 fatalities (and 1,908 probable fatalities) as of Wednesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.08.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.


12/16 10am: Senator Anthony M. Bucco has introduced legislation that would reserve certain hours at Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) locations for health care workers and first responders during the COVID-19 public health emergency.


12/15 5:50pm:  “Hope is HERE.” That’s precisely how Phil Murphy described things on his Facebook page in preparation for today’s initial administration of the COVID-19 vaccine to health care workers at University Hospital in Newark.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 409,414 cases and 16,004 fatalities (and 1,868 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.1.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.


12/14 4:21pm: Indoor dining in New Jersey, albeit with limited capacity, will continue.  Notwithstanding a perceived need for unity, Gov. Phil Murphy said again today that he has no plans to close indoor dining in New Jersey, which began in early September at 25 percent capacity.


12/14 12:50pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 405,488 cases and 15,907 fatalities (and 1,868 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is 1.13.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.


12/14 11:13am: NJGOP: ‘It is becoming more and more clear with each new record high in cases that Governor Murphy’s response to Covid has failed New Jersey. He has blown past every constitutional red line, is governing by fiat, and killing our small businesses and economy with draconian regulations not based in science.’

Mitch McConnell and Congress need to pass a bipartisan COVID-relief package which includes local and state aid immediately, otherwise states like New Jersey and Pennsylvania will suffer and risk laying off critical frontline workers in the midst of a second surge of the coronavirus. That’s the message New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf want federal Republican leaders to hear, following a Zoom conference Monday morning.


12/13 5:30pm: Governor Murphy announced that the first COVID-19 vaccines will be administered on Tuesday at University Hospital in Newark to health workers and LTV staff and residents.


12/11 8:20pm: Ramping up enforcement of COVID-19 orders as the virus surges in New Jersey, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) today announced they are seeking to suspend the liquor licenses of 10 New Jersey bars and restaurants accused of violating the heightened restrictions placed on eating and drinking establishments by Governor Murphy last month.

Murphy has signed many executive orders since the pandemic began, some of which have been related to elections. He said he would not stop issuing needed executive orders if they’re good for the state as a whole. But he added, “If it directly impacts me, I will not go near that.”


12/11 2pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 2pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 390,256 cases and 15,794 fatalities (and 1,868 probable fatalities) as of Thursday; the viral transmission rate is 1.14.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.


12/10 5:51pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 386,606 cases and 15,740 fatalities (and 1,868 probable fatalities) as of Thursday; the viral transmission rate is 1.12.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.


12/10 5:33pm: Concerned that aggressive testing for the COVID virus could be yielding ambiguous data, Senator Joe Pennacchio today called for the state to revise laboratory reporting on positive case numbers.


12/10 11:56am:  The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has distributed $19.7 billion in unemployment benefits to workers across the state since COVID-19 upended businesses nine months ago, with claimants receiving an average of $13,890 in wage-replacement benefits.


12/9 1:30pm: Senator Michael Doherty sent a letter to Governor Phil Murphy today calling for the State to change the reporting requirements for positive COVID-19 tests to include information which may help determine whether a quarantine period is necessary for the person who has tested positive and their close contacts.


12/9 1:15pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 381,486 cases and 15,674 fatalities (and 1,868 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.1.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.


12/8 3:08pm: Rep. Gottheimer led a bipartisan group of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation to request that the New Jersey Department of Health provide information on the State’s plan to effectively address any current and future COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, as we enter the winter months and COVID-19 cases continue to spike.


12/8 12:45pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 377,055 cases and 15,590 fatalities (and 1,836 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.08.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.


12/8 12:41pm:  Restaurants are in trouble. Hotels are in trouble. Everyone knows that. An estimated 36 percent of New Jersey restaurants say they will probably close in 2021, according to the state’s restaurant and hospitality association. Hotels nationally are shedding on average 400 jobs an hour. Describing the problem is easy; fixing it is hard. The New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association seems to be trying at least.


12/7 4:45pm: The governor continues to be unhappy at a growing refusal of state residents to cooperate with contact tracers. The premise seeks to determine through interviews how rapidly and thoroughly an infected person has spread the virus.


12/7 12:53pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

Governor Murphy says he spoke with President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday evening, calling the incoming president a ‘friend for many many years’ and is ‘looking forward to working with him once he takes the reigns of the federal government’. Among the topics addressed was the pandemic, and COVID-19 federal stimulus funds.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 371,579 cases and 15,500 fatalities (and 1,836 probable fatalities) as of Monday; the viral transmission rate is 1.05.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.


12/7 12:48pm: Senator Steven Oroho sent a letter to Governor Phil Murphy asking how nearly $200 million of unallocated CARES Act funds will be spent to help New Jersey before the upcoming end-of-year deadline.

Senator Sarlo introduced legislation today to ensure that forgiven PPP loans would not be subject to the state’s income tax and to allow the deduction of expenses paid for by the federal PPP.


12/4 1pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.


12/3 1pm: The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 350,999 cases and 15,373 fatalities (and 1,836 probable fatalities) as of Thursday; the viral transmission rate is 1.06.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.


12/3 11:13am: The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported more than 13,500 new unemployment applications last week, representing a 1,350-claim increase over the prior week, with federal pandemic jobless benefits set to expire at the end of the year.


12/2 1pm: Watch Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 briefing at 1pm.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 346,206 cases and 15,309 fatalities (and 1,836 probable fatalities) as of Wednesday; the viral transmission rate is 1.08.

COVID-19 Cases by County

Data is provisional and subject to revision.

 


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