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NJ reports 976 COVID cases, 10 deaths. The transfer rate remains below the most important benchmark.

New Jersey health officials on Monday reported an additional 976 COVID-19 cases and 10 confirmed deaths as the transmission rate remains steady below the key benchmark that indicates cases are declining.

The nationwide transmission rate is 0.90 as of Monday. A transmission rate below 1 is an indication that the outbreak is declining, as each new case results in less than one additional case.

A transmission rate of 1 means the number of cases has leveled off, while anything above 1 indicates the outbreak is expanding.

New Jersey’s seven-day average for confirmed positive tests is 1,166, down 11% from a week ago and 7% down from a month ago.

The CDC now understands six counties in New Jersey — Mercer, Hunterdon, Warren, Passaic, Bergen and Hudson — have “low” community transmission. The 15 other counties in the state have “intermediate” community transmission.

As of Sunday night, 1,041 patients with confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases had been reported at 69 of the state’s 71 hospitals. Of the hospitalized patients, 124 are in intensive care and 55 are on ventilators.

The nationwide positivity rate for tests taken on Nov. 18, the latest day for which data is available, was 8.83%.

The CDC considers positivity rates above 10% to be “high.” New Jersey’s statewide positivity rate is significantly lower than its peak of 40.83% on Jan. 1 during the Omicron variant’s heyday.

TOTALS

New Jersey has reported a total of more than 2.4 million confirmed COVID-19 cases since reporting its first known case on March 4, 2020.

The Garden State has also recorded 441,836 positive antigen or rapid tests that are considered probable cases. There are also numerous cases that have likely never been counted, including positive at-home tests that aren’t included in the state’s numbers.

The state of 9.2 million people has reported 35,093 COVID-19 deaths — 31,977 confirmed deaths and 3,116 probable.

New Jersey has the 10th most coronavirus deaths per capita in the US — behind Mississippi, Arizona, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, New Mexico, Tennessee and Michigan — as of Thursday.

vaccination numbers

More than 7.1 million people working, living, or studying in New Jersey have achieved full immunization status. Eight million people have received a first dose since vaccinations began in the state on December 15, 2020.

More than 4.3 million people in the state who are eligible for a refresher have received one.

CARE NUMBERS

According to the latest state data, at least 9,833 of the state’s COVID-19 deaths have been among residents and staff in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

Of the active outbreaks at 340 facilities, there are 7,929 current cases among residents and 5,589 among staff, according to the latest data.

GLOBAL NUMBERS

More than 641 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Database.

More than 6.6 million people have died as a result of the virus, the data shows. The US has reported the most cumulative cases (more than 98 million) and deaths (at least 1.07 million) of any nation.

More than 12.8 billion vaccine doses have been administered worldwide.

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Nicolas Fernandes can be reached at [email protected]

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