Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Saturday, March 6, 2021

Virus Outbreak New Jersey

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy tours a field medical station inside the Atlantic City Convention Center, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in Atlantic City, N.J. The center was converted into a makeshift hospital to handle patient overflow in response to COVID-19. (Joe Lamberti/Camden Courier-Post via AP, Pool)

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.

COVID-19 vaccine updates

As of Saturday morning, 2,405,816 vaccine doses have been administered statewide.

  • 1,590,174 first doses
  • 815,460 second doses

New COVID cases and fatalities

  • 3,015 new positive PCR tests
  • 718,873 total positive PCR tests
  • 1,055 new positive antigen tests
  • 91,217 total positive antigen tests
  • 37 new lab-confirmed deaths
  • 21,160 total lab-confirmed deaths
  • 2,397 additional probable deaths

Teachers now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Educators and support staff are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Saturday, Gov. Phil Murphy said. Initially, the group was expected to be eligible on March 15.

The governor joined teachers and staff Saturday afternoon as they receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the state-run Gloucester County vaccine megasite.

Latest official numbers:

As of Saturday, there have been 718,873 confirmed cases in the state since March, and there have been 21,160 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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