NJ COVID by: Friday July 23, 2021
NEW JERSEY – Below is the most recent information on coronavirus news affecting New Jersey. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.
Governor Murphy provides update on NJ COVID-19
Daily health indicators
- New cases: 803 (total statewide: 900,841)
- Hospitalizations: 403
- New deaths: 4 (number of deaths: 23,850)
- Statewide transmission rate: 1.42
- Vaccines administered: 10,324,783
- Fully vaccinated: 5,219,287
Governor Murphy delays in reinstating the mask’s tenure
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has said he is not ready to reinstate mask requirements now or when schools resume operations in September.
Murphy says he “is comfortable where we are” on mask mandates but is watching developments closely.
Child Tax Credit Checks: Will They Become Permanent?
Parents of around 60 million American children have started receiving IRS child tax credits, which is expected to lift millions of families above the poverty line for the remainder of 2021. do they become permanent?
Biden grapples with “pandemic of the unvaccinated”
President Joe Biden faces the disturbing reality of the increase in cases and deaths – and the limits of his ability to tackle the persistent vaccine hesitancy responsible for the summer rollback.
The first resident of the Olympic Village tested positive for COVID-19
The Olympic Village has its first case of COVID-19, Tokyo officials said. The case, detected via a positive COVID-19 test on Friday, was seen in “staff concerned with the games” and not in an athlete, organizers said in a recent report. The patient’s identity was not disclosed, although he was listed as a non-resident of Japan.
Child tax credit: when to expect payments, what impact it may have on tax returns
Payments for the much-anticipated extended child tax credits were sent to families in the tri-state area and the rest of the country, for the first time in mid-July. While the extra money can be very helpful for some families across the economic spectrum, the overall tax credit picture is complicated.
Common Cholesterol Drugs Can Dramatically Reduce Risk Of Death From COVID-19: Study
Statins, a common cholesterol lowering drug, could save lives in patients with COVID-19. A new study finds that hospitalized coronavirus patients who take statins are much less likely to die from the disease.
WHO chief says it was ‘premature’ to rule out COVID lab leak
The head of the World Health Organization admitted it was premature to rule out a potential link between the COVID-19 pandemic and a laboratory leak, and said Thursday he was asking China to be more transparent as scientists research the origins of the coronavirus.
Smoke from wildfires linked to increased risk of COVID-19, study finds
A new study suggests that exposure to smoke from wildfires is linked to an increased risk of contracting COVID-19.
What can I do if I haven’t received my child tax credit payment?
The official disbursement date for the Internal Revenue Service’s first child tax credit payments was Thursday, but parents may not see the money right away.
Delta now the dominant COVID variant in New Jersey
The highly transmissible delta variant is now the dominant strain in New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy said on Monday. The governor urged New Jersey residents to get vaccinated against COVID if they haven’t already.
Will a COVID vaccine booster be necessary? Fauci says it’s too early to tell
The government’s top infectious disease expert has said “it’s entirely conceivable, maybe likely” that Americans will need a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months, but he is too early for the government to recommend another injection.
Vaccinated teachers and students don’t need masks, CDC says
Vaccinated teachers and students do not need to wear masks inside school buildings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday in relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines.
Global COVID-19 deaths hit 4 million amid vaccination rush
The worldwide death toll from COVID-19 eclipsed 4 million on Wednesday as the crisis increasingly becomes a race between the vaccine and the highly contagious delta variant.
99% of COVID deaths in the United States are unvaccinated people: Fauci
America’s leading infectious disease expert says about 99.2% of recent deaths from COVID-19 in the United States involved unvaccinated people. And Dr Anthony Fauci says “It’s really sad and tragic that most of them are preventable and preventable.”
Worker shortage is not just pandemic unemployment, experts say
The labor shortage is a combination of several factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, a change in the economy and changes in the demographics of the workforce, experts say.
Free health insurance included in the stimulus benefits for the unemployed
In addition to stimulus checks of $ 1,400 and monthly child tax credit payments, the US bailout offers another big benefit to those eligible for unemployment assistance this year: free health care.
Will one dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine protect me?
Yes, but not as much as if you had both doses. Experts recommend getting the full vaccine, especially with the emergence of disturbing coronavirus mutations such as the delta variant first identified in India.
Workers reap the edge as companies scramble to hire
With the economy growing rapidly as it reopens after the pandemic, many employers are increasingly desperate to hire. Yet the evidence suggests that as a group, the unemployed do not feel the same urgency to take a job.
No state mask mandate for NJ students next fall
Masks will not be mandatory for New Jersey students unless there is a “dramatic change in our situation” before the next academic year, Gov. Phil Murphy said. However, school districts will have the power to require masks as part of their own protocols.
New York, New Jersey, and several businesses across the country are offering incentives to those who get vaccinated, including free food, drinks, and a scratch ticket where people have a chance to win $ 5 million.
Latest official indicators
As of Friday, there have been 900,841 total positive PCR tests in the state since March 2020, and there have been 23,850 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state’s health department.
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