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
- Ban on interstate youth sports competitions lifted on May 19
- Schools: Only 16 districts are holding all-remote learning (7 charter schools, 5 regular operating public school districts, 4 special-service schools) — asout 53,000 (In March: 142 school districts were holding all-remote learning)
- 5 regular-operating districts still on all-remote learning: Hillside, Irvington, Passaic, Paterson and Pleasantville
- Homebound NJ residents: About 7,000 received in-home vaccinations.
- “Shot and a Beer” program underway. Visit COVID19.nj.gov/shotandabeer for participating craft brewers
Daily health indicators
- New cases: 1,309 (Statewide total: 877,814)
- **Number is high because of errors where several cases were not reported (dating back to at least October)
- Hospitalizations: 1,382
- ICU: 314
- Ventilators: 196
- New deaths: 34 (Death toll: 23,067)
- The daily percent positive for test: 6.87%
- The statewide rate of transmission: 0.34
- Vaccines administered: 7,282,531
- Fully vaccinated: 3,210,158
State Epidemiologist’s report
- Department will work with schools to determine if they want to set up vaccine sites at schools or designate schedules at megasites
- Ticks: Take steps to protect themselves
- High number of antigen positives: Majority are delayed reports. Of the 1,700 antigen cases, about 1,400 of those cases were from over two weeks ago.
Latest official numbers:
As of Wednesday, there have been 877,814 confirmed cases in the state since March 2020, and there have been 23,067 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state Health Department.