TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey passed a major milestone in the battle against the coronavirus as Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his COVID press briefing in Trenton that the state has now distributed more than 2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses as of Monday morning. The state has administered a total of 2,039,427 shots, with 1.35 million being first doses and over 690,000 second doses.
"Our six vaccine mega-sites are properly stocked. If you have an appointment, you have a vaccine," Murphy said. "Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. There is no need to wait on line or fear that you won’t get vaccinated."
New Jersey has nearly 300 vaccination sites open across the state. The sites will soon be receiving a steady supply from Johnson & Johnson, in addition to the increased manufacturing promised by Pfizer and Moderna.
"We will be able to gear-up and distribute to even more sites," Murphy said.
Latest New Jersey COVID figures:
- 21 new coronavirus deaths, and 20,942 total confirmed deaths since the pandemic began nearly one year ago.
- 2,668 new positive pcr patients, for a total of 704,362 total positive prc patients
- 643 new positive antigen patients, for a total 88,134 total positive antigen patients
- Positivity rate of 6.44%
- Rate of transmission of 0.94
Status at hospitals:
- 1,865 hospitalizations (1,729 known positive) with 387 patients in intensive/critical care and 226 patients on ventilators
- 178 patients discharged Sunday
- 203 people admitted to hospitals Sunday