NJ COVID latest: Friday, June 4, 2021

Virus Outbreak New Jersey

A customer wearing a protective mask waits to be served at D'jais Oceanview Bar & Cafe beside a mostly empty beach Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Belmar, New Jersey.

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.

Gov. Murphy gives NJ COVID-19 update

Daily health indicators

  • New cases: 304 (Statewide total: 888,507)
  • Hospitalizations: 479
    • ICU: 97
    • Ventilators: 63
  • New deaths: 12 (Death toll: 23,587) 
  • The statewide rate of transmission: 0.72
  • Vaccines administered: 8,802,099
    • Fully vaccinated: 4,303,321

NJ ends public health emergency

Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed legislation enabling the end of New Jersey’s COVID-19 public health emergency. The pandemic milestone comes 15 months after a state of emergency was first declared.

Happening today:

More NJ indoor gathering limits lifted

As of Friday, June 4, the following restrictions are lifted in New Jersey:

  • General indoor gathering limit, which was at 50 people
  • Indoor gathering limit for political gatherings, weddings, funerals, memorial services, performances and other catered or commercial events
  • 30% capacity limit for indoor large venues with a fixed-seating capacity over 1,000

New Jersey shutting down 6 mass vaccination sites

New Jersey will shut down its six mass COVID-19 vaccination sites as the state moves from a megasite model to relying on community-based sites, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday.

Vaccine freebies

New York, New Jersey and several companies nationwide are offering incentives for those who get vaccinated, including free food, drinks and a scratch-and-win ticket where people have the chance to win $5 million.

Latest official indicators

As of Friday, there have been 888,507 total positive PCR tests in the state since March 2020, and there have been 23,587 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.

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