N.J. COVID cases now top 900K as state reports 750 more positive tests, 4 more deaths

N.J. COVID cases now top 900K as state reports 750 more positive tests, 4 more deaths

New Jersey has now recorded more than 900,000 cases of COVID-19 in less than 17 months after the state on Thursday reported another 750 confirmed positive cases of the coronavirus and 4 more newly confirmed deaths as daily cases continue to rise. An early coronavirus hotspot, the Garden State has now announced 900,128 total confirmed cases out of more than 14.55 million tests since it announced its first case March 4, 2020. The state has also announced 131,218 positive antigen tests, though those are considered probable cases. Out of those cases, the state of more than 9 million residents has reported 26,564 total COVID-19 deaths — 23,846 confirmed and 2,718 considered probable. That’s the most coronavirus deaths per capita in the U.S. New Jersey’s daily numbers have fallen dramatically as vaccinations have been rolled out the last seven months. But officials say the state’s daily caseload and hospitalizations have been increasing in recent days as the more contagious Delta variant continues to spread, with unvaccinated residents largely driving the rise. The state’s seven-day average for confirmed positive COVID-19 tests is …
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