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COVID Risk Scoring


This information is provided by the state of New Jersey State Department of Health

May 8, 2021

On Saturday, New Jersey reported a total 1,007,555 cases of COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel coronavirus — since March 4, 2020, when the first case was identified in the state. These include infections lab-confirmed by a PCR test and those considered likely as a result of antigen testing. That represents an increase of 650 cases or 0.06% over the previous day. About 11% of New Jerseyans in total have contracted COVID-19.

The total number of deaths attributed to the virus increased by 22 to 25,791. Deaths are not always reported as confirmed on the same day in which they occur. About 10% of deaths were not lab-confirmed but are deemed likely due to COVID-19. The state’s COVID-19 death rate is 2.78 per 1,000 people, with about 3% of all known cases in New Jerseyans having resulted in death.

For charts, maps, and more information, visit NJ Spotlight News COVID-19 data:


The Top 24 Mistakes of COVID Mismanagement

Tomas Pueyo

There have been 3 million deaths so far and tens of millions of people with long COVID. As I explained last week, we could have had a few thousands instead.

We need to learn the lessons so that these widespread governmental failures don’t happen again. Here are the top 24 mistakes of COVID management I see so far, from least important to most. Read more: Top Mistakes


Florida reports more than 10,000 COVID-19 variant cases, surge after spring break.

Variant COVID-19 infections skyrocketed following spring break in Florida and there have been more than 10,000 variant cases reported throughout the state, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported based on data from the Florida Department of Health.  Read more ABCNews


Moderna CEO expects more Covid variants to emerge in coming months: ‘This virus is not going away’

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said Thursday the company expects more Covid-19 variants will emerge in coming months as the Southern Hemisphere enters its fall and winter seasons.  Read more: COVID Variants


April 5, 2021

by Tom Davis, Patch Staff

NJ Coronavirus Response Ranks Among Worst In America: Index

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey's strategy to curb the spread of coronavirus last year was ranked among the least effective in the nation, according to a new analysis by UC Berkeley's Othering & Belonging Institute. Read more: Patch


N.J. man tests positive for COVID nearly a month after receiving J&J vaccine

A New Jersey man has been hospitalized with COVID-19 despite receiving Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine last month, reports say. Read more:


April 23, 2021

by Rich Mendez

MIT researchers say time spent indoors increases risk of Covid at 6 feet or 60 feet in new study challenging social distancing policies

The risk of being exposed to Covid-19 indoors can be as great at 60 feet as it is at 6 feet in a room where the air is mixed — even when wearing a mask, according to a new study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers who challenge social distancing guidelines adopted across the world. Read more: CNBC

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