Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Tuesday, February 23, 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.

Gov. Phil Murphy shared the latest COVID-19 data for New Jersey

Daily health indicators

  • New cases: 2,516 (Statewide total: 687,386)
  • Hospitalizations: 2,047
    • ICU: 451
    • Ventilators: 281
  • New deaths: 104 (Death toll: 20,689)
  • The statewide rate of transmission: 0.86
  • Vaccines administered: 1,713,580
    • First dose: 1,170,200
    • Second dose: 543,358

Latest official numbers:
As of Tuesday, there have been 687,386 confirmed cases in the state since March, and there have been 20,689 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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