N.J reports 2,986 new COVID cases, 8 deaths. American trust for U.S. officials handling of pandemic in question. - world cultures

N.J reports 2,986 new COVID cases, 8 deaths. American trust for U.S. officials handling of pandemic in question.

New Jersey on Saturday reported 2,986 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight confirmed deaths, as confidence in government officials began to erode due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A majority of Americans feel the United States has failed to deal with the pandemic, according to a new national survey, to the point that they feel strongly about certain issues often based on their political affiliations.

Six counties in New Jersey are now considered high-risk – Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Monmouth and Morris. Those in high-risk areas are advised to wear a mask indoors in public places and on public transportation and to stay up to date on vaccinations, according to the CDC.

The state’s other 15 counties fall into the medium risk category: Bergen, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. Masks are not recommended for medium and low risk areas.

The statewide positivity rate for tests taken on Monday — the last day for which data is available — was 14.86%. The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers positivity rates greater than 10% “high.” However, the positivity rate is much lower than its peak of 40.83% on January 1st during the Omicron peak.

New Jersey’s transmission rate remained 1.04 on Saturday. A transmission rate of less than 1 is an indication that the coronavirus outbreak is declining, with each new case leading to less than one additional new case. When the transmission rate is 1, it means that the cases have stabilized at the current numbers and anything above 1 means that they are spreading.

As of Friday night, 906 patients with confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases were reported at the state’s 71 hospitals. Despite the recent surge in the number of cases, hospitalizations are still much lower than when they peaked at 6,089 on Jan. 10 during the Omicron wave.

sum of numbers

New Jersey has reported 2,151,415 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the more than two years since the state reported its first known case on March 4, 2020.

The Garden State has also recorded about 366,419 positive antigen or rapid tests, which are probable cases. And there are many cases that likely haven’t been counted, including positive at-home tests that aren’t included in the state’s numbers.

The state of 9.2 million has reported 34,107 deaths from COVID-19 – 31,019 confirmed deaths and 3,088 probable deaths.

New Jersey has the seventh number of coronavirus deaths per capita in the United States — behind Mississippi, Arizona, Alabama, West Virginia, Tennessee and Oklahoma — as of the most recent data reported on Monday. Last summer, the state recorded the highest number of deaths per capita in the country.

Vaccination numbers

More than 6.95 million people living, working or studying in New Jersey have received their initial course of vaccinations and more than 7.8 million first doses since vaccinations began here on December 15, 2020.

More than 4 million people in the state who qualify for the booster have received one. This number may rise after the Food and Drug Administration approved booster injections for healthy children ages 5 to 11. US regulators have authorized boosters for children in the hope that an extra dose of the vaccine will increase their protection as the infection continues to spread.

Long Term Care Numbers

According to state data, at least 9,331 of the state’s COVID-19 deaths have been among residents and employees of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

Of the active outbreaks at 345 facilities, there are 4,475 current cases among residents and 4,473 cases among staff, according to the latest data.

international numbers

As of Saturday, more than 554 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide, according to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus database, and more than 6.3 million people have died from the virus.

The United States has reported the most COVID cases (more than 88.5 million) and deaths (at least 1,020,824) from any country.

More than 11.7 billion doses of vaccine have been administered globally.

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