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.
State health officials are bracing for and expected COVID-19 surge over the next month.
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.”
As of Dec. 16, the cumulative number of coronavirus cases in New Jersey reached 415,075 with 5,803 total new cases reported and 91 new deaths, bringing the overall total to 18,003.
State officials offered two coronavirus modeling forecasts for New Jersey that in an improbable worst case scenario would result in four metrics higher than those seen last Spring.
The governor believes there are two blocks of people that need to be convinced to turn around the numbers—those making a political stance and those who believe information will be shared to law enforcement authorities.
The mortality rate of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in New Jersey declined over the Summer, according to a new study from the New Jersey Hospital Association.
Gov. Phil Murphy proudly resorted to name calling a Florida congressman after he participated in a New York political event held in Jersey City.
“I look at that Portobello restaurant and my jaw drops as oblivious everybody is not doing the right thing,” said Murphy.
Additionally, the state reported 4,661 news cases and 90 confirmed deaths on Dec. 1.
“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.”
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) announced new start dates for the Winter sport season.
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.
Starting Oct. 17, the state will restrict indoor gathering a maximum of 10 people. For outdoor gatherings, the capacity limit is being reset at 150 as of Oct. 23.