Grim milestone: New Jersey surpasses 1 million cases of COVID-19

State health officials report that the state has seen 1,000,067 total positive PCR tests since March 4, 2020.

News 12 Staff

Sep 28, 2021, 8:58 PM

Updated 928 days ago

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New Jersey has officially surpassed 1 million cases of COVID-19.
State health officials report that the state has seen 1,000,067 total positive PCR tests since March 4, 2020. The state reported 1,857 new positive PCR tests on Tuesday.
The good news is that the rate of transmission of the virus is below 1. New Jersey hasn’t consistently stayed below 1 since July. Hospitalizations remain over 1,000, with 1,067 COVID-19 patients reported on Tuesday.
Health officials say that there are now over 5.8 million New Jersey residents who are fully vaccinated against the virus.
Pfizer, meanwhile, has submitted its vaccine data to the Food and Drug Administration for children age 5-11. That data is under initial review. The company is expected to submit a formal request for emergency use authorization for children in the next few weeks.
Pfizer is also testing a new antiviral pill that could fight the early stages of COVID-19 after a diagnosis. The pill could even prevent symptoms and limit transmission to people in a patient’s household. Two other antiviral medications are also being tested in clinical trials.


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