Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Monday, February 1, 2021

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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)

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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.

11 a.m.
Gov. Phil Murphy held a briefing with the latest on the snowstorm and COVID-19. Watch here or in video below.

COVID-19 daily indicators

  • 3,114 new positive PCR tests
    • 626,645 total positive PCR tests
  • 542 new positive antigen tests
    • 73,701 total positive antigen tests
  • 34 new confirmed COVID deaths
    • 19,384 total confirmed fatalities
    • 2,129 probable COVID deaths
  • 2,865 COVID patients hospitalized as of Sunday night
    • 531 patients in ICUs
    • 355 ventilators in use
    • 286 patients discharged
    • 281 COVID-positive patients admitted

Nor’easter latest

  • “The worst is yet to come,” Murphy said, warning of large accumulations in some parts of New Jersey.
    • Central and North: Expect big snow totals, up to 2 feet in some areas
    • South: Expect lower snow totals, but a mix of sleep, freezing rain and coastal flooding and winds
  • Murphy advised New Jersey residents to stay home and stay off the roads.
  • State of emergency and commercial-vehicle travel restrictions announced Sunday remain in effect through Monday.
    • Commercial vehicle
  • Murphy said only about 1,500 customers without power across the state currently, but that number will surely go up.
    • If you experience an outage, call it in, Murphy advised. (See utility numbers below)
    • Reminder to charge all devices possible now before you possibly lose power.
  • If you or anyone you know is in need of a warm, safe place to stay because of a loss of power or heat, there are warming centers available across New Jersey.
    • To find centers nearby, call 2-1-1 or visit
  • Reminder: If you’re heading out in the snow to help shovel, please remember to wear a mask.

Vaccine updates

  • All New Jersey vaccination megasites closed Monday due to the winter storm.
    • Morris location: Rescheduled to Wednesday
    • Atlantic and Middlesex locations: Rescheduled to Thursday
    • Bergen, Burlington and Gloucester sites were already pre-scheduled to be closed Monday.
  • 796,075 vaccine doses have been administered as of Monday morning
    • 664,548 fist doses; 126,833 second doses

NJ schools updates

  • 89 school districts all in-person learning
  • 470 districts using a hybrid of in-person and remote learning
  • 213 districts remain all-remote – down by 57 schools/districts since last Monday

Latest official numbers
As of Monday, there have been 626,645 confirmed cases in the state since March, and there have been 19,384 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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