Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Friday, March 19, 2021

Virus Outbreak New Jersey

FILE- In this May 18, 2020 file photo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy wears a face mask during a coronavirus press briefing in Trenton, N.J. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool, File)

NEW JERSEY — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New Jersey. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.

Daily health indicators

  • New cases: 3,738 (Statewide total: 758,470)
  • Hospitalizations: 1,926
    • ICU: 405
    • Ventilators: 221
  • New deaths: 27 (Death toll: 21,588) 
  • The statewide rate of transmission: 1.06
  • Vaccines administered: 3,303,734
    • First dose: 2,145,935
    • Second dose: 1,156,827

Happening today

Indoor business capacity, including indoor dining in New Jersey expands to 50% capacity.

Latest official numbers:

As of Friday, there have been 758,470 confirmed cases in the state since March, and there have been 21,588 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.

COVID-19 timeline: How novel coronavirus spread

Tips to protect yourself and others amid coronavirus outbreaks

The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here

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