Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Friday, March 26, 2021

Coronavirus

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.

2:30 p.m.

Gov. Murphy released the latest data on New Jersey’s COVID-19 indicators

Daily health indicators

  • New cases: 4,339 (Statewide total: 781,777)
  • Hospitalizations: 2,174
    • ICU: 438
    • Ventilators: 220
  • New deaths: 28 (Death toll: 21,823) 
  • The statewide rate of transmission: 1.1
  • Vaccines administered: 3,798,523
    • First dose: 2,439,116
    • Second dose: 1,357,829

12:15 p.m.

Newark, one of the state’s cities hit hardest by the virus, is set to get a new FEMA-run mass vaccination center at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Read more here.

10:15 a.m.

Gov. Murphy’s office said New Jersey will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility on April 5 to include people ages 55 and older, members of the press and more. Read more here.

8:30 a.m.

Friday marks 100 days since the first COVID vaccine was administered in New Jersey. President and CEO of University Hospital in Newark Dr. Shereef Elnahal spoke to PIX11 about the state’s vaccine distribution and supply. Watch above now.

Latest official numbers:

As of Friday, there have been 781,777 confirmed cases in the state since March 2020, and there have been 21,823 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.

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

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