NJ COVID latest: Monday, April 12, 2021

Virus Outbreak New Jersey Vaccine

A woman prepares a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the gymnasium of International High School in Paterson, New Jersey on Jan. 20, 2021.

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 updates

  • As of Monday afternoon, 5,440,258 total doses have been administered statewide and 2,190,874 New Jersey residents are fully vaccinated.

Update: New COVID cases, hospitalizations, deaths

  • 2,079 new positive PCR tests
  • 839,114 total PCR tests
  • 552 new positive antigen tests
  • 116,852 total antigen tests
  • 2,261 COVID patients hospitalized
  • 448 patients in ICUs
  • 241 ventilators in use
  • 27 new lab-confirmed deaths
  • 22,323 total lab-confirmed deaths since March 2020
  • 2,573 additional probable deaths
  • The positivity rate for all 45,456 PCR tests recorded on April 8 was 8.39%
  • The statewide rate of transmission is 0.94

Schools update

  • Of New Jersey’s public-school districts, charter schools, renaissance schools, and schools for students with disabilities:
    • 165 open for in-person instruction
    • 496 open for hybrid instruction
    • 118 all-remote learning
    • 32 districts using a combination across buildings

Newark classrooms reopen Monday

After over a year since schools in New Jersey’s largest school district closed their doors, Newark schools welcome back students Monday for a new hybrid-learning program two days a week.

Latest official numbers:

As of Monday, there have been 839,114 confirmed cases in the state since March 2020, and there have been 22,323 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.

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