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New Jersey sets a new record with 4,540 tests positive for COVID-19. “Worry,” Murphy tweets.

For the second day in a row, New Jersey set a new daily record Corona Virus Cases, with 4,540 new cases registered on Sunday. An additional 18 deaths were also reported.

Both Saturday and Sunday saw higher numbers of daily new cases than those seen in April, during the height of the first wave of the epidemic.

“These numbers are alarming and keep rising. Take this seriously. Wear a mask. Social distancing. Stay safe,” Gov. I reported the numbers, Phil Murphy said in a tweet on Sunday afternoon.

“As the holiday season begins, plan accordingly with social distancing and safety in mind,” Murphy said. “We must redouble our efforts and crush the curve as we did last spring. Our life literally depends on it.”

As of Saturday, the seven-day average for new cases was 3,198, up 50% from last week and 258% higher than last month. This is also the highest seven-day average since April 28.

However, it is difficult to compare cases directly from April to now because there were far fewer tests performed in the spring when supplies and test sites were more limited. The virus will likely be more prevalent in April.

The positive rate for tests on Monday, the most recent day available, was 8.06%, down from more than 10% over the weekend. The positivity rate remained below 4% throughout the summer.

The state now has 279,274 Positive tests and 16,566 deaths – 14765 confirmed And 1,801 possible deaths – since the outbreak began in March.

Before this weekend, the one-day high for positive tests was 4,391 on April 17, when New Jersey hit the peak of the first wave of the outbreak. At the time, there was a shortage of tests. The country has more than doubled its testing capacity since spring.

Health officials said the current numbers are likely 10-20% higher than those reported by the state because rapid tests are not included in the daily reports.

As the second wave continued, some restrictions were re-implemented after being lifted over the summer.

Restaurants and bars ordered To close indoor restaurants by 10 p.m., and the governor signed an executive order this week allowing towns to close non-essential businesses by 8 p.m.

Murphy and the governors of five other northeastern states This weekend’s meeting to discuss the possibility of coordinating the new restrictions To tackle the spike in COVID-19 cases, with a second wave of coronavirus sweeping across the region. The virtual summit will be attended by the governors of New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Vermont.

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Medical workers wear safety gear before testing begins in Union County driving through a coronavirus test at Kane University in Union in July.Ed Murray | NJ Advance Media for

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While cases recorded a new high on Sunday, deaths are still far fewer than they were in mid-April, when more than 400 people in the state were dying every day.

Health officials said part of this is because hospitals have improved treatment for COVID-19. Hospitals are also not as crowded as they were in the spring, although these numbers are rising again.

State data shows 2,004 people are currently hospitalized due to the Coronavirus, with 135 people on ventilators. This is the largest number of hospitalizations since June 2.

During the height of the first wave in April, more than 8,000 people in New Jersey hospitals were fighting the virus.

The statewide transition rate increased to 1.38 Much lower than when it was above 5 near the end of March, but still the highest since summer. Any rate higher than 1 means the outbreak is expanding.

North Jersey counties record the most new cases, led by Hudson County with 413 new cases reported on Saturday. Camden and Bergen counties recorded 400 and 397 new cases, respectively. All but six counties reported at least 100 new cases.

Cases of COVID-19 are rising across the country. The United States recorded more than 180,000 new cases of infection on Friday, the largest number of new daily cases seen during the pandemic. Nearly 1,400 people died from the virus nationwide on Friday.

COUNTY-BY-COUNTY NUMBERS (Sorted by Most New)

  • Hudson County: 26894 Positive tests (413 new cases), 1,386 confirmed deaths (158 probable)
  • Camden County: 14,863 positive tests (400 new), 596 confirmed deaths (53 probable)
  • Bergen County: 29,223 positive tests (397 new), 1,837 confirmed deaths (246 probable)
  • Passaic County: 24,876 tests positive (384 new), 1,138 confirmed deaths (141 probable)
  • Union County: 24,156 positive tests (354 new), 1,225 confirmed deaths (168 probable)
  • Essex County: 30,216 positive tests (346 new), 1,942 confirmed deaths (230 probable)
  • Middlesex County: 25,744 positive tests (346 new), 1,261 confirmed deaths (203 probable)
  • Burlington County: 10,527 positive tests (300 new), 485 confirmed deaths (41 probable)
  • Monmouth County: 16,689 positive tests (280 new), 787 confirmed deaths (92 probable)
  • Ocean County: 18,635 positive tests (223 new), 1,021 confirmed deaths (66 probable)
  • Mercer County: 11,060 positive tests (219 new), 611 confirmed deaths (36 probable)
  • Morris County: 11,195 positive tests (179 new), 704 confirmed deaths (146 probable)
  • Gloucester County: 7,068 tests positive (157 new), 248 confirmed deaths (7 probable)
  • Somerset County: 7,648 positive tests (138 new), 529 confirmed deaths (75 probable)
  • Atlantic County: 6,555 tests positive (110 new), 260 confirmed deaths (13 probable)
  • Hunteron County: 1,981 positive tests (49 new), 73 confirmed deaths (54 probable)
  • Warren County: 2024 positive tests (47 new), 158 confirmed deaths (13 probable)
  • Sussex County: 2,080 positive tests (45 new), 162 confirmed deaths (36 probable)
  • Cape May Province: 1,349 positive tests (39 new), 95 confirmed deaths (10 probable)
  • Cumberland County: 4,455 positive tests (28 new), 162 confirmed deaths (8 probable)
  • Salem County: 1,352 positive tests (28 new), 85 confirmed deaths (5 probable)

Hospitals

On Sunday, there were 2,004 hospitalized patients confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19, 4 more than on Saturday.

In New Jersey there are 392 people in intensive care (22 more than on Saturday) and 135 people on ventilator (up from one on Saturday).

The state said 231 patients with COVID-19 were discharged from hospital on Saturday.

Transmission rate

The state’s transmission rate rose to 1.38 on Saturday from 1.35 on Friday. This is higher than a recent low of 1.13 on October 20.

A rate of 1.38 means that 100 people infected with the virus will transmit it to 138 people.

Over time, this means that the virus is growing in the population.

School cases

Since the start of the school year, there have been at least 193 students and teachers in New Jersey You have contracted or transmitted COVID-19 to another person While in the classroom, they walk around their schools or participate in extracurricular activities, state officials said.

The 193 cases were part of 51 confirmed outbreaks in schools concluded by local health investigations that were the result of students and teachers contracting the Coronavirus in the school.

Global numbers

As of Saturday afternoon, there were more than 54 million positive tests for COVID-19 worldwide, according to Running Statistics from Johns Hopkins University. More than 1.3 million people have died from complications related to the Coronavirus.

The United States has the most positive tests in the world, with 10.9 million, and the most deaths, with more than 245,600.

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