Over the Jan. 23-24 weekend, the state reported 10,728 new COVID-19 cases and 80 confirmed deaths, bringing those respective cumulative totals to 662,808 and 20,951.
Gov. Phil Murphy said the COVID-19 vaccine supply issues are a result of failures by the federal government according to the two makers of the vaccine.
President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States today.
On Jan. 18, the state reported 3,511 new COVID-19 cases and 23 confirmed deaths, bringing those respective cumulative totals to 668,573 and 20,458.
State health officials are bracing for and expected COVID-19 surge over the next month.
State Sen. Anthony M. Bucco (R-25) added, “The simple fact is, even with the unforeseen disruptions and challenges to our lives last year, the State of the State could be stronger if we didn’t have unnecessary missteps from this administration.”
Gov. Phil Murphy delivered a virtual State of the State on Jan. 12 that was a mix of accompaniments of his administration as well as items still left undone as he prepares to campaign for a second term.
The bill would update regulations to allow these businesses to utilize covered and uncovered patios and decks, yards, walkways, parking lots and public sidewalks for both food and alcohol consumption.
The state is now making public on a daily basis the number of New Jerseyans who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
The law passes those tax hikes onto small businesses by spreading out the increase over a three-year period.
North Jersey officials, including local legislators, groups and unions, have come out in support of the bill they say is needed to keep businesses in New Jersey.
State officials attempted to clarify issues surrounding the arrival and plans for the COVID-19 vaccine.
New Jersey lawmakers, while pleased with the $900 billion package, say more aid is needed.
As of Dec. 21, the cumulative number of coronavirus cases in New Jersey reached 435,763 with 4,319 total new cases reported and 29 new deaths, bringing that total to 16,315.