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 update
- As of Saturday morning, 5,288,261 total doses have been administered statewide and 2,110,278 New Jersey residents are fully vaccinated.
Latest COVID-19 cases and deaths in NJ
- 2,993 new positive PCR tests
- 834,182 total positive PCR tests
- 839 new positive antigen tests
- 115,921 total positive antigen tests
- 33 new lab-confirmed deaths
- 22,286 total lab-confirmed deaths
- 2,573 additional probable deaths
NJ Gov. Phil Murphy gets COVID vaccine
The governor of the Garden State received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Murphy’s wife, Tammy, was also vaccinated.
Pfizer asks FDA to approve use of vaccine in children
Pfizer and BioNTech requested Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration grant emergency use approval to start administering the COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12 to 15.
New ‘double mutant’ COVID strain has potential to cause chaos
The so-called “double mutant” strain of the coronavirus has been detected in the United States and the big concern is that it is more infectious and problematic than any variant out there.
NJ sees surge in COVID cases even amid vaccinations. Why?
New Jersey ranks third in the nation for COVID-19 hospitalizations per 100,000 people, and seventh in deaths, Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said. But why is this happening during the state’s vaccine push?
Latest official numbers:
As of Saturday, there have been 834,182 confirmed cases in the state since March 2020, and there have been 22,286 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.