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-19 pandemic updates from Gov. Phil Murphy
Who can get vaccinated
- Vaccine eligibility has expanded to 16+ for anyone who lives, works or studies in New Jersey.
- Those who are 16 and 17 years old can only receive the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to be vaccinated.
Making a vaccine appointment
- The state has hundreds of vaccination locations.
- Over 98% of New Jersey residents live within 5 miles of where they can get vaccinated.
- To locate a vaccination center near you, visit the state’s vaccine finder website.
Vaccination progress update
- As of Monday morning, 6,068,731 total doses have been administered statewide and 2,507,736 New Jersey residents were fully vaccinated.
- The state is more than half way to its initial goal of 4.7 million vaccinations by June 30.
- New Jersey’s vaccination program continues to rank among the very top in the nation:
- 6th in vaccine supply administered
- 9th in daily doses administered
- 7th in % of total population having received at least a first dose
- 8th in % of population being fully vaccinated
- Of the state’s public school districts, charter schools, renaissance schools, and schools for students with disabilities:
- 186 open for all in-person instruction
- 526 open for hybrid instruction
- 69 all-remote learning
- 30 using a combination across buildings
Update: New COVID cases, hospitalizations, deaths
- 1,935 new positive PCR tests
- 860,447 total PCR tests
- 388 new positive antigen tests
- 120,589 total antigen tests
- 2,062 COVID patients hospitalized
- 435 patients in ICUs
- 250 ventilators in use
- 18 new lab-confirmed deaths
- 22,569 total lab-confirmed deaths
- 2,592 additional probable deaths
- The statewide rate of transmission is currently 0.92.
- The positivity rate for all 42,217 PCR tests recorded on April 15 was 8.18%
NJ vaccine eligibility expands to 16+
Starting Monday, all New Jersey residents ages 16 and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Latest official numbers:
As of Monday, there have been 860,447 confirmed cases in the state since March 2020, and there have been 22,569 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.