NJ COVID latest: Monday, May 10, 2021

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FILE – In this May 19, 2020, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy wears a mask during his daily coronavirus news conference at the War Memorial in Trenton, N.J. A year after becoming a global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, New York and New Jersey are back atop the list of U.S. states with the highest rates of infection. Murphy said in recent days that he is hitting pause on further loosening of the rules because of New Jersey’s resurgence. (Chris Pedota/The Record via AP, Pool)

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 for kids

  • New Jersey health officials anticipate being able to transition to vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds as soon as Pfizer receives its emergency use authorization, which is expected this week, Gov. Phil Murphy said.
  • “We’ve spent our time preparing so we can get this latest expansion underway with minimal lead time,” Murphy said.
  • The Health Department is finalizing guidance for parents, guardians, and practitioners.

New Jersey COVID vaccine latest

As of Monday morning, 7,652,487 total doses have been administered statewide and 3,629,909 New Jersey residents were fully vaccinated.

School reopening update

  • Of the state’s public school districts, charter schools, renaissance schools, and schools for students with disabilities:
    • 338 open for all in-person instruction
    • 416 open for hybrid instruction
    • 13 on all-remote learning
    • 44 using a combination across buildings

Update: New COVID cases, hospitalizations, deaths in NJ

  • 459 positive PCR tests
  • 880,635 total PCR tests
  • 106 new positive antigen tests
  • 127,411 total antigen tests
  • 1,063 COVID patients hospitalized
  • 250 patients in ICUs
  • 165 ventilators in use
  • 10 new lab-confirmed COVID deaths
  • 23,170 total lab-confirmed deaths
  • 2,640 additional probable deaths
  • The statewide rate of transmission was 0.94
  • The positivity rate for all 35,060 PCR tests recorded on May 6 was 3.55%

Prom is on: NJ gathering limits increase

Starting Monday, May 10, the capacity limit for indoor catered events will increase to 50%, or a maximum of 250 individuals. This includes weddings, proms, political events, funerals, memorial service and indoor performances.

Dance floors will be able to open at such events, but social distancing and mandatory mask requirements remain in effect.

Also on Monday, outdoor gathering limits increase from the 200-person limit to 500 individuals.

Latest official numbers:

As of Monday, there have been 880,635 confirmed cases in the state since March 2020, and there have been 23,170 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.

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