On Jan. 7, the state reported 6,314 new COVID-19 cases and 123 confirmed deaths, bring those respective cumulative totals to 564,798 and 19,646.
As of Jan. 5, the state’s total number of individual COVID-19 cases is 551,419 and total deaths at 19,832.
State officials reported 21 COVID-19 confirmed new deaths on Dec. 29, the highest single day total since May 1 .
President Donald Trump signed into law a major coronavirus stimulus package along with an annual spending bill, avoiding a government shutdown.
For the time period between Dec. 24 through Dec. 27, New Jersey tallied 16,320 new COVID-19 cases and 170 confirmed deaths.
Among those President Donald Trump granted clemency to was Charles Kushner, convicted in 2005 on charges brought by the then-U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, Chris Christie.
The state will have six mega sites throughout New Jersey to serve as vaccination hubs for phased priority groups.
For the weekend of Dec. 12 and 13, the cumulative number of coronavirus cases in New Jersey reached 400,650 with 10,417 total new cases reported and 95 new deaths, bringing that total to 15,883.
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker has signed on to shepherd legislation focusing on long-term care facilities that is co-sponsored by Rep. John Gottheimer in the House.