NJ COVID latest: Monday, April 19, 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-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

Schools update

  • 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.

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