Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Masks worn in New Jersey mall store

Meghan Griffin stands at the entrance of a store offering masks, gloves and hand sanitizer at the Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, N.J., Monday, June 29, 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.

1 p.m.
Gov. Phil Murphy gave an update on COVID-19 in NJ.

Reopening in NJ

  • Sleepaway camps can resume operations this summer

Daily health indicators

  • New cases: 2,957 (Statewide total: 710,046)
  • Hospitalizations: 1,921
    • ICU: 403
    • Ventilators: 243
  • New deaths: 63 (Death toll: 21,052) 
  • The statewide rate of transmission: 0.99
  • Vaccines administered: 2,190,141
    • First dose: 1,448,799
    • Second dose: 740,492

4:45 a.m.
The Eatontown Regional/Licensing Center is closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. Will reopen March 8.

Latest official numbers:
As of Wednesday, there have been 710,046 confirmed cases in the state since March, and there have been 21,052 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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