NJ COVID latest: Thursday, May 27, 2021


Signs instruct people to socially distance at the Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, N.J. (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.

Gov. Murphy shares New Jersey COVID-19 update

Daily health indicators

  • New cases: 340 (Statewide total: 886,902)
  • Hospitalizations: 628
    • ICU: 123
    • Ventilators: 83
  • New deaths: 14 (Death toll: 23,503) 
  • The statewide rate of transmission: 0.78
  • Vaccines administered: 8,526,571
    • Fully vaccinated: 4,157,475

COVID vaccine latest in New Jersey

As of Wednesday, 8,485,313 total vaccine doses had been administered statewide and 4,134,624 New Jersey residents were fully vaccinated.

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.

New Jersey dropping indoor mask mandate

Beginning Friday, New Jersey will drop its statewide mask mandate in most indoor settings, following CDC guidance.

There are some spaces where masking will continue to be required. See the details here.

The statewide 6-foot social distancing requirement in all indoor and outdoor settings will also be lifted Friday in New Jersey.

Latest official indicators

As of Thursday, there have been 886,902 total positive PCR tests in the state since March 2020, and there have been 23,503 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.

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