Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Thursday, March 18, 2021

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coronavirus Outbreak New Jersey

Nurse Reynaldo Pella, left, was one of five staff members to simultaneously receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.

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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.

Daily indicators

  • New cases: 3,380 (Statewide total: 754,817)
  • Hospitalizations: 1,966
    • ICU: 423
    • Ventilators: 235
  • New deaths: 31 (Death toll: 21,561)
  • The statewide rate of transmission: 1.06
  • Vaccines administered: 3,224,470
    • First dose: 2,145,952
    • Second dose: 1,077,794

Latest official numbers:

As of Thursday, there have been 754,817 confirmed cases in the state since March, and there have been 21,561 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.

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The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here

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