NJ COVID latest: Sunday, May 9, 2021

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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.

NJ COVID vaccine latest

As of Sunday morning, 7,601,377 total doses have been administered and 3,598,660 New Jersey residents were fully vaccinated.

NJ COVID update: New cases, deaths

  • 673 new positive PCR tests 
  • 880,560 total positive PCR tests
  • 152 new positive antigen tests
  • 127,334 total positive antigen tests
  • 13 new confirmed deaths
  • 23,161 total confirmed deaths
  • 2,640 additional probable deaths

What COVID-era travel changes are likely here to stay?

Over the course of the last year, we’ve seen myriad of changes in the travel industry, from in-flight meal service adjustments to the outright banning of travel to certain regions, and everything in between. Even as the vaccine rollout continues in the U.S. and around the world, the travel experience you knew in 2019 won’t be the travel experience you encounter in 2021.

Cash incentives could convince hesitant Americans to get vaccinated: Study

In a survey conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles, more than 75,000 unvaccinated people were interviewed, and about one-third of them said a cash payment of as much as $100 would make them more likely to get the COVID-19 shot.

Pfizer officially seeking FDA approval for its COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech announced Friday they’re applying for full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its two-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

Critics question whether unemployment benefits stop some from returning to work

From manufacturing to restaurants, employers are scrambling for workers. A range of factors, including parents still at home caring for children, coronavirus-related retirements and generous unemployment checks, are blamed for the labor shortages. The moderate pace of hiring could last at least until September when the enhanced unemployment benefits run out.

Latest official numbers:

As of Sunday, there have been 880,560 confirmed cases in the state since March 2020, and there have been 23,161 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.

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