Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Friday, March 5, 2021

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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: 3,347  (Statewide total: 715,889)
  • Hospitalizations: 1,881
    • ICU: 389
    • Ventilators: 223 
  • New deaths: 35 (Death toll: 21,124) 
  • The statewide rate of transmission: 1.04
  • Vaccines administered: 2,333,723
    • First dose: 1,544,835
    • Second dose: 788,782

Latest official numbers:
As of Friday, there have been 715,889 confirmed cases in the state since March, and there have been 21,124 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.

To find the nearest free COVID-19 testing location, click here.

Tips to protect yourself and others amid coronavirus outbreaks.

Call New Jersey’s coronavirus hotline at 1-800-222-1222. You can also click here for additional information

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