NJ COVID latest: Saturday, May 1, 2021

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FILE – In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, Bigard Ogbonna, right, checks a customer’s temperature before they enter a store at the Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, N.J., as New Jersey’s indoor shopping malls reopened from their COVID-19 pause. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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.

New Jersey COVID vaccine update

As of Saturday morning, 7,056,881 doses have been administered statewide and 3,054,030 New Jersey residents were fully vaccinated.

Update: New COVID cases, hospitalizations in NJ

  • 1,455 new positive PCR tests
  • 874,256 total positive PCR tests
  • 344 new positive antigen tests
  • 124,556 total positive antigen tests
  • 36 new lab-confirmed deaths
  • 22,963 total lab-confirmed deaths
  • 2,625 additional probable deaths

TSA extends mask mandate on planes to September

The Biden administration said on Friday it is extending face mask requirements across all U.S. transportation networks to address the spread of COVID-19. TSA requirements that took effect on Feb. 1 were set to expire on May 11. They cover workers and travelers at airports, on board commercial aircraft, over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems through Sept. 13.

Newark extends restaurants and bars curfew to midnight

The curfew for Newark restaurants and bars has been extended to midnight. It’s a two-week pilot program that started Friday. 

US to restrict travel from India over COVID

The United States will restrict travel from India starting Tuesday, the White House said Friday, citing a devastating rise in COVID-19 cases in the country and the emergence of potentially dangerous variants of the coronavirus.

Latest official numbers:

As of Saturday, there have been 874,256 confirmed cases in the state since March 2020, and there have been 22,963 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.

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