NJ COVID latest: Sunday, April 18, 2021

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Vials of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the pharmacy of National Jewish Hospital for distribution in east Denver on March 6, 2021. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, 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.

COVID vaccine updates in NJ

As of Sunday morning, 6,007,738 total doses have been administered statewide and 2,476,998  New Jersey residents were fully vaccinated.

Update: New COVID-19 cases, deaths

  • 2,765 new positive PCR tests
  • 858,519 total positive PCR tests
  • 513 new positive antigen tests
  • 120,334 total positive antigen tests
  • 13 new lab-confirmed deaths
  • 22,551 total lab-confirmed deaths
  • 2,592 additional probable deaths

J&J vaccine could resume later this week

The United States will likely move to resume Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine this coming week, possibly with restrictions or broader warnings after reports of some very rare blood clot cases, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday.

NJ to expand vaccine eligibility on Monday

Beginning Monday, anyone who is 16 years or old will be allowed to get the COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey.

Can you travel with kids if you’re fully vaccinated?

With summer travel plans heating up as the country continues to see vaccination numbers rise, many are eager to hit the road. But what do you do if you’re fully vaccinated and your children are not?

COVID death toll tops staggering 3 million worldwide

The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France.

Latest official numbers:

As of Sunday, there have been 858,519 confirmed cases in the state since March 2020, and there have been 22,551 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.

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