NJ COVID latest: Thursday, May 6, 2021

A WWII vet gets a COVID-19 vaccine at a New Jersey clinic

World War II veteran Clarence Williams received the COVID-19 vaccine in Moorestown, New Jersey, on Jan. 22, 2021. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

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 gives NJ COVID-19 update

Daily health indicators

  • New cases: 1,564 (Statewide total: 878,892)
  • Hospitalizations: 1,306
    • ICU: 306
    • Ventilators: 199
  • New deaths: 34 (Death toll: 23,100) 
  • The statewide rate of transmission: 0.42
  • Vaccines administered: 7,373,075
    • Fully vaccinated: 3,437,601

Latest official numbers:

As of Thursday, there have been 878,892 confirmed cases in the state since March 2020, and there have been 23,100 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.

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