Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Tuesday, March 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.

Vaccine update

  • As of Tuesday morning, 3,560,502 vaccine doses have been administered statewide
    • 2,300,509 first doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer Vaccine
    • 1,259,736 fully vaccinated New Jersey residents

Update: COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

  • 3,429 new positive PCR tests
  • 770,980 total positive PCR tests
  • 971 new positive antigen tests
  • 102,860 total positive antigen tests
  • 61 new lab-confirmed deaths
  • 21,727 total lab-confirmed deaths
  • 2,515 additional probable deaths

MVC center closures

The Kilmer-Edison Road Test Office has been closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, and will reopen on March 25.

These MVC Centers will reopen Tuesday after full COVID cleaning and the completion of staff quarantine: East Orange Vehicle Center and Oakland Licensing Center.

Latest official numbers:

As of Tuesday, there have been 770,980 confirmed cases in the state since March 2020, and there have been 21,727 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.

COVID-19 timeline: How novel coronavirus spread

Tips to protect yourself and others amid coronavirus outbreaks

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

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