NJ COVID by: Saturday July 3, 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.
Latest COVID vaccine in New Jersey
As of Saturday, 10,007,908 total doses have been administered and 5,037,591 people who live, work or study in New Jersey have been fully immunized.
Update: New COVID cases, deaths in NJ
- 223 new positive PCR tests
- 893,617 positive PCR tests in total
- 64 new positive antigen tests
- 130,496 positive antigen tests in total
- 5 new laboratory-confirmed deaths
- 23,769 total laboratory-confirmed deaths
- 2,703 additional probable deaths
CDC considers delta variant threat while greenlighting July 4 rallies
As the White House admits it will not meet its goal of vaccinating 70% of Americans by July 4, federal health officials say fireworks and parties can still go on this year .
But the virus is making a comeback, driven by the more transmissible delta variant, which Walensky said expects to soon overtake the alpha variant as the dominant strain in the country. CDC data shows hospitalizations and deaths now tend to increase.
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 the $ 1,400 stimulus checks and monthly child tax credit payments, the US bailout offers another important 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 worrying coronavirus mutations such as the delta variant first identified in India.
Unemployment claims in the United States fall to 364,000, a new pandemic low
The number of Americans seeking unemployment assistance fell again last week to the lowest level since last year’s pandemic, further evidence that the labor market and the economy in general are rebounding quickly after the coronavirus recession .
Workers reap the edge as companies scramble to hire
With the economy growing rapidly as the pandemic reopens, 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.
Is the fear of needles preventing you from getting the COVID vaccine?
An average healthy person will receive at least 165 needle sticks in their lifetime, based on vaccinations and routine testing, according to Harvard Health. But could fear of needles keep you from getting vaccinated against COVID-19, which has killed more than 603,000 in the United States?
Vaccine milestone: 70% of Americans 30 or older have been vaccinated against COVID
More than 70% of Americans aged 30 or older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the White House said, even as President Joe Biden is on the verge of hitting his donation target a chance at the same percentage. of all American adults by Independence Day.
COVID vaccine milestone in NJ
New Jersey has passed 4.7 million people fully vaccinated before the state’s June 30 target.
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 Saturday, there have been 893,617 total positive PCR tests in the state since March 2020, and there have been 23,769 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to the state’s health department.
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