Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Virus Outbreak New Jersey

FILE- In this May 18, 2020 file photo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy wears a face mask during a coronavirus press briefing in Trenton, N.J. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool, File)

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.

1:30 p.m.
Gov. Phil Murphy shared the latest COVID-19 data in NJ.

Daily health indicators

Daily health indicators

  • New cases: 2,820 (Statewide total: 707,099)
  • Hospitalizations: 1,915
    • ICU: 395
    • Ventilators: 228
  • New deaths: 48  (Death toll: 20,990) 
  • The statewide rate of transmission: 0.97
  • Vaccines administered: 2,132,155
    • First dose: 1,410,548
    • Second dose: 721,131

5 a.m.
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission closures due to employees testing positive for COVID:
– Newark Regional Licensing Center: Closed until March 10
– Vineland Licensing Center: Closed until March 15
– Salem Licensing Center: Closed until March 15
– Lodi Licensing Center: Closed until March 15

Latest official numbers:
As of Tuesday, there have been 707,099 confirmed cases in the state since March, and there have been 20,990 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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