Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Thursday, January 7, 2021

Virus Outbreak New Jersey

Ambulatory Care Technician Sady Ferguson administers a vaccination for COVID-19 to medical office assistant Yvelisse Covington at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, on Dec. 15, 2020.

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: 17,587 (Statewide total: 510,839) (53,959 probable cases)
  • 3,711 people are hospitalized, 654 are in ICUs and 430 are on ventilators.
  • New deaths: 123 (Death toll: 17,587)
  • The statewide rate of transmission: 0.99

Latest official numbers
As of Thursday, there have been 510,839 cumulative cases in the state since March and 17,587 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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