Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Monday, March 15, 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.

1 p.m.

Gov. Phil Murphy shared the latest COVID-19 indicators in New Jersey.

Daily health indicators

  • New cases: 2,468 (Statewide total: 744,499)
  • Hospitalizations: 1,870
    • ICU: 402
    • Ventilators: 161
  • New deaths: 23 (Death toll: 21,451) 
  • The statewide rate of transmission: 1.02
  • Vaccines administered: 3,007,152
    • First dose: 2,003,563
    • Second dose: 1,003,444

8:15 a.m.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop discussed the city’s ambitious vaccine program for teachers and school staff as they prepare to reopen schools mid-April.

7:15 a.m.

Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla discussed how the city is doing one year after it became the first U.S. city to close restaurants and bars due to COVID-19.

Happening today:

Beginning Monday, vaccine eligibility in New Jersey expands to include pre-K through 12th grade teachers and staff, child care workers, transportation workers, all additional public safety workers, migrant farm workers, people experiencing homelessness, those in various shelters and more. See details and the full list here.

Latest official numbers:

As of Monday, there have been 744,499 confirmed cases in the state since March, and there have been 21,451 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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