NJ COVID latest: Wednesday, April 21, 2021


People wait for their breakfast inside of a local diner on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Hoboken, N.J. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

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.

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Daily health indicators

  • New cases: 2,961 (Statewide total: 265,733)
  • Hospitalizations: 2,114
    • ICU: 455
    • Ventilators: 248
  • New deaths: 46 (Death toll: 22,660) 
  • The daily percent positive for test: 10.94%
  • The statewide rate of transmission: 0.93
  • Vaccines administered: 6,235,159
    • Fully vaccinated: 2,589,609

DOH daily report

  • 83% of those 65 to 79 years old have received at least one dose of the vaccine
  • 62% of those 50-64 years old have received at least one dose
  • 2,429 CDC variants of concern
    • 2,245 reports of UK variant
    • 51 reports of Brazilian variant
    • 130 reports of California variants

Latest official numbers:

As of Wednesday, there have been 865,733 confirmed cases in the state since March 2020, and there have been 22,660 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.

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