Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Saturday, January 23, 2021

Virus Outbreak New Jersey Vaccine

A woman prepares a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the gymnasium of International High School in Paterson, New Jersey on Jan. 20, 2021.

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 indicators

  • 6,115 new positive PCR tests reported Friday
  • 590,400 total positive PCR tests since March
  • 1,291 new positive antigen tests reported Friday
  • 67,136 total positive antigen tests
  • 63 new lab-confirmed deaths
  • 18,813 total confirmed deaths since March
  • 2,121 additional probable deaths

New UK COVID-19 strain
Two cases of the more contagious COVID-19 U.K. variant were confirmed in New Jersey, the state’s health commissioner said in a press briefing Friday. Read more.

NJ opens vaccine mega-sites
The state opened the last two of its six vaccination mega-sites on Friday. While the locations are designed for large capacities of patients, they’re faced with a major obstacle: vaccine supply. Read more.

Latest official numbers
As of Saturday, there have been 590,400 confirmed cases in the state since March, and there have been 18,813 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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