Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Virus Outbreak New Jersey

A woman wears a mask as she walks through downtown Newark, New Jersey on Oct. 26, 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: 5,400 (Statewide total: 499,636 )
    • Probable cases: 51,783
  • 3,702 people are hospitalized, 679 are in ICUs and 481 are on ventilators.
  • New deaths: 138 (Death toll: 17,361)
  • The statewide rate of transmission: 0.94

Latest official numbers
As of Tuesday, there have been 499,636 cumulative cases in the state since March and 17,361 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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