NJ COVID latest: Sunday, May 2, 2021

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New Jersey teen gets COVID vaccine in West New York

Keidy Ventura, 17, receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in West New York, New Jersey on April 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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 Sunday morning, 7,097,122 total doses have been administered statewide and 3,081,748 New Jersey residents were fully vaccinated.

Update: New COVID cases, deaths

  • 1,048 new positive PCR tests
  • 875,277 total positive PCR tests
  • 238 new positive antigen tests
  • 124,733 total positive antigen tests
  • 19 new lab-confirmed deaths
  • 22,975 total lab-confirmed deaths
  • 2,625 additional probable deaths

Going back to the office? You might gain some weight

Researchers have found that living or working in a cool environment for extended periods can lower core body temperature. That decreases metabolic rate – how fast we burn calories – and commonly causes weight gain.

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 Sunday, there have been 875,277 confirmed cases in the state since March 2020, and there have been 22,975 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.

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