NJ COVID latest: Saturday, June 12, 2021

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Virus Outbreak New Jersey

Patrons are served outside the Taka restaurant on the first day New Jersey allowed outdoor dining to resume during the coronavirus outbreak,Monday, June 15, 2020, in Asbury Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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.

Gov. Murphy shares latest COVID numbers

  • 244 new positive PCR tests
    • 889,960 total positive PCR tests
  • 96 new positive antigen tests
    • 129,396 total positive antigen tests
  • 4 new confirmed COVID deaths
    • 23,642 total confirmed fatalities
    • 2,685 probable COVID deaths

Vaccines update

  • 9,158,939 total COVID vaccine doses have been given in New Jersey as of Saturday morning
    • 4,539,821 New Jersey residents fully vaccinated

Poll: Americans who refuse COVID vaccine likely won’t change mind

According to the poll published Tuesday by the analytics and advisory company Gallup, 78% say they are unlikely to reconsider their vaccination plans, including 51% who say they are “not likely at all” to change their mind and get vaccinated.

What is happening with the US investigation into COVID-19’s origins?

Once dismissed by most public health experts and government officials, the hypothesis that COVID-19 leaked accidentally from a Chinese lab is now receiving scrutiny under a new U.S. investigation.

New Jersey eases mask rules for summer camps

Children and staffers at summer camps in New Jersey will not have to wear masks outside, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. However, unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to mask-up in crowded settings and during activities that involve sustained contact with others, the governor added.

Vaccine freebies

New York, New Jersey and several companies nationwide are offering incentives for those who get vaccinated, including free food, drinks and a scratch-and-win ticket where people have the chance to win $5 million.

Latest official indicators

As of Saturday, there have been 889,960 total positive PCR tests in the state since March 2020, and there have been 23,642 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.

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