NJ COVID latest: Saturday, May 29, 2021

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Sgt. Brian Patrick McKnerney, of the New Jersey State Police, receives a COVID-19 vaccination at the Morris County vaccination site, in Rockaway, New Jersey on Jan. 8, 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.

Update: New COVID cases, deaths

  • New cases: 293 (Statewide total: 887,306)
  • Hospitalizations: 559
    • ICU: 121
    • Ventilators: 73
  • New deaths: 17 (Death toll: 23,531) 
  • The statewide rate of transmission: 0.81

COVID vaccine latest in New Jersey

  • Vaccines administered: 8,627,156
  • Fully vaccinated: 4,207,359

NJ to give COVID shots at the shore over Memorial Day weekend

Beachgoers at three popular Jersey Shore spots will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 over the Memorial Day weekend. Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday announced the “Shots At The Shore” campaign that will offer free vaccinations Saturday and Sunday at Sandy Hook, Long Branch and Asbury Park.

New Jersey drops indoor mask mandate

New Jersey dropped its statewide mask mandate for most indoor settings on Friday, following CDC guidance that says fully vaccinated people do not have to wear face coverings or social distance in most scenarios.

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 887,306 total positive PCR tests in the state since March 2020, and there have been 23,531 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.

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