Millions more people in New Jersey are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 following a Gov. announcement. Phil Murphy on expanding implementation on Wednesday.
People living, working or studying in New Jersey who are 65 or older can now receive an agreement to receive shots, the governor said. Smokers as well as individuals from 16 to 64 with certain medical conditions are also vaccinated.
There are about 4.47 million who meet the vaccination eligibility from Thursday: Two million smokers, 1
People are still being asked to pre-register on the state website. Residents who are pre-registered with the state must receive a notice of when to schedule an appointment, Murphy said. The state will then provide a link where you can select a vaccination location and then set up an appointment with the facility’s website.
More than 1.2 million people were pre-registered on the state’s website as of Wednesday,
There were 3,638 people at the state’s 71 hospitals with coronavirus or a case under investigation from 6 p.m. 22 Wednesday, down 88 with the 3,726 in the previous 24-hour period.
Admissions have been between approx. 3,500 and 3,800 for more than a month.
Murphy on Wednesday revealed a further 6,922 COVID-19 cases – a single-day record – and 95 more deaths.
The seven-day average for newly confirmed cases rose on Wednesday to 5,679, an increase of 22% from a week ago and 18% from a month ago. It is the highest seven-day average so far in the outbreak, although the lack of testing in the spring probably underestimated the extent of infections in the first wave.
At 277,118 vaccine doses were administered in New Jersey just before noon. 16 Wednesday, the latest update that the state delivered on the dashboard. Of the vaccinations, 245,785 were first doses. Modern and Pfizer vaccinations both require shots.
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Here’s an overview of the latest coronavirus news in New Jersey and elsewhere:
It’s time to let NJ teachers get the COVID vaccine, lawmakers say: New Jersey can no longer wait to start vaccinating its teachers against coronavirus and should expand its eligibility as soon as possible, two Republican state lawmakers said Wednesday.
The state is already vaccinating health workers, nursing homes as well as police officers, firefighters and prisoners.
New Jersey educators are in Phase 1b of the state vaccination program, a group that also includes first responders, food service workers, day care workers and public transportation workers.
NJ gun license applications are pivotal. How fear brought an unprecedented demand: New Jersey is witnessing an unprecedented increase in applications for firearms licenses and the purchase of firearms, according to state statistics and gun shop owners. Up and down the state, from cities like Hoboken to suburbs like Brick, residents come out in droves to buy weapons. It causes major delays in the background check process of the law enforcement process and gun shops cannot keep their shelves in stock.
442,214 gun license applications were filed in 2020, according to New Jersey State Police. That is a staggering 332% increase from the 102,270 filed in 2019.
NJ jailed with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the country to be vaccinated next week: Fort Dix Federal Prison, which currently has the most positive coronavirus cases of any federal correction facility, is set to receive the COVID-19 vaccine next week, NJ Advance Media has learned.
James Reiser, the prison’s case management coordinator, said in a court document on Wednesday that the prison expects to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on January 19. It will be administered in accordance with the Prison Bureau’s policy, although it is unclear. how many doses the prison will initially receive, Reiser said.
NJ school district plans to remain virtual for the rest of the school year due to COVID: Hillside Public Schools will remain remote throughout the rest of the academic year due to coronavirus, interim superintendent Robert Gregory announced to parents Tuesday in a letter.
The plan remains unless trends in coronavirus go in a better direction or there is any new legislation, promulgation or guidance from the state, the letter said.
This is the first district that NJ Advance Media has learned about that plans to stay away all year.
Only 15% of COVID vaccine NJ stored for long-term care has been used: When government officials announced that long-term care residents and staff would be among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, it made good sense to reserve 215,000 doses of the weekly shipments from the federal government for this purpose.
But a month after New Jersey received its first vaccine deliveries and 2 1/2 weeks after vaccinations in nursing homes started, only 15% of the vaccine has made it out of the freezer and into the arms of others.
COVID concerns have schools canceling winter sports. Here is the latest list: With indoor, winter sports beginning, at least 14 New Jersey schools have canceled, delayed, or restricted their seasons due to safety concerns for their student athletes during the coronavirus pandemic.
Burlington City was the first cancellation in October, and the list grew to double digits this week as practices in basketball, bowling and fencing began Monday.
Respected NJ police officer dies after ‘brave fight’ against COVID, officials say: A Newark police officer died Wednesday of coronavirus complications and marked the seventh member of the state’s largest local police force to submit to the virus, his family and officials said.
Officer Hector Moya was 55. He served with the Newark Police Department for more than two decades.
U.S. Cases: At least 84,784 of the approximately 23.1 million to test positive for coronavirus in the United States have died since. 7 Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
Global cases: From kl. 7 Thursday, coronavirus has led to about 1.98 million deaths in 191 counties, according to the center. More than 92.4 million have been infected since the outbreak started in December 2019. At least 51.1 million have recovered.
NJ Advance Media authors Matt Arco, Joe Atmonavage, Karin Price Mueller, Adam Clark, Brent Johnson, Alex Napoliello and Rebecca Panico contributed to this report.
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