TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy discussed the latest COVID-19 figures from around the New Jersey during his Wednesday afternoon press conference where is also announced that residents over 65 years old can get the COVID-19 vaccine on January 14.

There were 6,922 new PCR cases reported and 1,265 antigen tests, with 95 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 543,974 positive PCR cases, 58,656 positive antigen cases, and 18,070 deaths, and 2,091 probable COVID-19 fatalities. 

According to Murphy, Bergen County still leads the state with the most positive cases with 52,734, followed by Essex (52,563), Middlesex (51,590), Hudson (49,743), Passaic (43,122), with 1,350 under investigation.

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Middlesex County leads the state with 729 new cases. Three counties reported over 600 cases, Bergen (643), Hudson (618), and Essex (607.) Monmouth and Ocean each had 571 new cases. 

Union County reported 405 new cases. Three counties had over 300 new cases, Camden (388), Passaic (384), and Burlington (351.)

Four counties had over 200 new cases, Morris (276), Atlantic (216), Gloucester (204), and Morris (201.)  Three counties reported over 100 new cases, Somerset (176), Cumberland (118), and Hunterdon (114.)

As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, there were 3,726 people hospitalized, 3,448 testing positive and 278 awaiting results.  There were 648 patients in ICU and 452 on ventilators.


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