NJ COVID latest: Wednesday, June 9, 2021


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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Gov. Murphy COVID-19 updates in New Jersey

COVID vaccine latest 

  • As of Wednesday, 8,998,730 total doses have been administered and 4,430,716 New Jersey residents were fully vaccinated.
  • According to the CDC, New Jersey ranks sixth among all states with nearly 72% of all residents eligible for vaccination having received at least their first shot. That’s nearly 5.5 million individuals.

Update: New cases, hospitalizations, deaths

  • 197 new positive PCR tests
  • 889,408 total PCR tests
  • 50 new positive antigen tests
  • 129,083 total antigen tests
  • 436 patients in our hospitals
  • 104 COVID patients in ICUs
  • 60 ventilators in use
  • 14 new lab-confirmed deaths
  • 23,631 total confirmed deaths
  • 2,685 additional probable deaths
  • The statewide rate of transmission was 0.74
  • The positivity rate from June 5 was 1.73%

New Jersey eases mask rules for summer camps

Children and staffers at summer camps in New Jersey will not have to wear masks outside, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. However, unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to mask-up in crowded settings and during activities that involve sustained contact with others, the governor added.

NJ ends public health emergency

Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed legislation enabling the end of New Jersey’s COVID-19 public health emergency. The pandemic milestone comes 15 months after a state of emergency was first declared.

More NJ indoor gathering limits lifted

The following restrictions were lifted in New Jersey on Friday:

  • General indoor gathering limit, which was at 50 people
  • Indoor gathering limit for political gatherings, weddings, funerals, memorial services, performances and other catered or commercial events
  • 30% capacity limit for indoor large venues with a fixed-seating capacity over 1,000

New Jersey to shut down down 6 mass vaccination sites

New Jersey will shut down its six mass COVID-19 vaccination sites as the state moves from a megasite model to relying on community-based sites, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday.

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.

Latest official indicators

As of Wednesday, there have been 889,408 total positive PCR tests in the state since March 2020, and there have been 23,631 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.

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