New Jersey has reported 1,315 COVID cases, 9 deaths. New positive tests continue to stabilize.

New Jersey on Monday reported 1,315 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nine more confirmed deaths with transmission declining again, indicating that new positive tests are stabilizing in recent days.

The seven-day average of confirmed positive tests fell to 1,785, down 5% from last week, but up 6% from last month. The seven-day average of new confirmed cases fell below 1,800 on Sunday for the first time since 9/11.

The New Jersey transmission rate was 1.01 on Monday, down from 1.03 on Sunday. Any transmission rate greater than 1 indicates that each new case leads to more than one additional case and shows that the state’s outbreak is expanding.

1,047 people were hospitalized with (967) confirmed and (80) suspected cases of coronavirus as of Sunday night, according to state data. This is down by 10 patients from the night before. The number has also mostly stabilized over the past month with only slight increases and decreases over the weeks. There were 104 patients discharged from hospital in the 24 hours before Sunday night.

Among those hospitalized, 232 They were in intensive care (one more than the night before), with 135 on a ventilator (two more).

The delta variant continues to dominate cases in New Jersey with nearly all cases sampled in the four weeks ending September 4. And in the last week of that period, 100% of the tests sampled showed a delta variant.

The state’s school districts have reported at least 23 outbreaks within schools for a total of 102, according to the state’s dashboard. In-school outbreaks are defined as three or more cases identified through contact tracing that were transmitted between staff or students while they were at school.

The positivity rate for tests conducted on Thursday, the last available day, was 4.60%.

More than 5.8 million people living, working or studying in New Jersey have been fully vaccinated as of Thursday. More than 6.35 million people have received at least one dose.

All 21 New Jersey counties are still listed as having “high” rates of coronavirus transmission, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recommends that people in all 21 counties wear masks for indoor public spaces regardless of state vaccination rates.

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New Jersey has now reported 27,346 total deaths from COVID-19 in more than 17 months — 24,559 have been confirmed and 2,787 are considered probable, according to the state’s dashboard. Possible deaths, which are reviewed weekly, increased on Monday by 14 deaths.

New Jersey has the second-highest death rate per capita from the coronavirus in the United States. The state has long been at the top of the list of the most COVID-19 deaths per capita, but was recently overshadowed by Mississippi.

According to state data, at least 8,532 of the state’s COVID-19 deaths have been among residents and employees of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

There are active outbreaks at 151 facilities, resulting in 674 current cases among residents and 539 among staff.

In all, the 9.2 million residents have reported 998,454 confirmed cases out of a total of more than 15.3 million PCR tests conducted since it announced its first case on March 4, 2020. The country has also reported 149,904 positive antigen tests, which are considered probable cases.

As of Monday, more than 231.9 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University, with more than 4.74 million people dying from the virus. The United States has reported the most cases (over 42.9 million) and deaths (over 688,000) than any other country.

More than 6.1 billion doses of vaccine have been administered globally.

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