Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy attends the opening of the Morris County vaccination site in Rockaway on Jan. 8, 2021.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy attends the opening of the Morris County vaccination site in Rockaway on Jan. 8, 2021. (Saarah Blesener/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

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.

COVID vaccine update

  • As of Wednesday, 4,892,598 total doses have been administered statewide.
    • 1,896,442 individuals are fully vaccinated – 40% of the way to the state’s initial goal of 4.7 million individuals fully vaccinated by June 30.

Gov. Phil Murphy to get vaccinated Friday

  • Murphy said he and first lady Tammy Murphy scheduled appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Atlantic City megasite on Friday.
  • “A terrific location with plenty of vaccine availability,” he said.

Update: New COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths

  • 3,578 new positive PCR tests
  • 824,179 total PCR tests
  • 1,067 new positive antigen tests
  • 113,800 total antigen tests
  • 2,375 COVID patients hospitalized
  • 455 patients in ICUs
  • 249 ventilators in use
  • 45 new lab-confirmed fatalities
  • 22,176 total lab-confirmed deaths since March 2020
  • 2,573 additional probable deaths
  • The positivity rate for all 24,717 PCR tests recorded on April 3 was 12.37% 
  • The statewide rate of transmission is 1.04

Latest official numbers:

As of Wednesday, there have been 824,179 confirmed cases in the state since March 2020, and there have been 22,176 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.

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