For March 24, the state reported 3,227 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 28 confirmed deaths, bringing those respective cumulative totals to 877,936 and 24,292.
For March 22, the state reported 2,608 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 28 confirmed deaths, bringing those respective cumulative totals to 869,037 and 24,181.
State officials recently warned that the increase of coronavirus variants in the Garden State is an issue they are monitoring.
For March 4, the state reported 2,605 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 42 confirmed deaths, bringing those respective cumulative totals to 802,669 and 23,491.
As of Feb. 17, the state reported 3,786 new COVID-19 cases and 92 confirmed deaths, bringing those respective cumulative totals to 755,174 and 22,632.
On Jan. 19, the state reported 3,761 new COVID-19 cases and 54 confirmed deaths, bringing those respective cumulative totals to 635,702 and 20,512.
Even as the number of deaths and new coronavirus cases continued to climb on the last day of 2020, Gov. Phil Murphy believes that “2021 will bring better days.”
“This is a really, really big week. It’s almost an inflection point,” said Gov. Phil Murphy. “We’ve just got to find a way, folks, to both respect (the holidays) but do it responsibly.”
Even as the state’s health commissioner is warning against large family gatherings, New Jersey’s Department of Health provided guidelines to long-term care facilities on visitation policies for the holidays.
The statement came at a press briefing Nov. 12 as the second wave of COVID-19 continues to force new restrictions Murphy characterized as “surgical” in the Garden State.
State officials plan to use “hotspot” teams used successfully in Lakewood in October to combat the second wave of the coronavirus in New Jersey.
“The second wave of coronavirus is no longer something off in the future,” said Murphy. “It’s coming in now.”
Test results announced on Oct. 17 and 18 by state officials reported 2,240 new cases total—958 on Saturday and 1,282 on Sunday.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie acknowledge that he should have worn a mask while at the White House while in date preparation with President Donald Trump.