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January 19, 2022

GALLOWAY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday that anyone who has a job in a high-risk congregate setting such as a health care, long-term care, or correctional facility will have to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Murphy also said that there will be no test-out of the requirement by undergoing ...

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NEW JERSEY — The COVID-19 Rate of Transmission, the measurement of how much the virus is spreading, fell below 1.0 on Tuesday to 0.96.  A number below 1.0 means the outbreak is on the decline, with every infected person spreading COVID-19 to fewer than one additional person, on average. The ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission stands at 1.02 on Monday, a dramatic drop since it was 1.92 on January 1.  Anything over 1.0 means COVID-19 is still spreading, but the lower the number means any infected person is spreading the virus to fewer people. The State Department ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's Department of Health reported 14,048 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the second straight day the number of new statewide cases was under 15,000. The Rate of Transmission, which measures how much the virus is spreading, is at 1.09. On New Year's Day, it was 1.92. Anything ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 14,692 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.  It's the third time in 2022 there have been fewer than 20,000 new cases in a day. The state reported 121 new deaths from COVID-19. 5,671 people are in New Jersey's hospitals with COVID-19, a number that ...

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NEW JERSEY – New Jersey's Department of Health reported Friday that the COVID-19 Rate of Transmission has fallen again. That's the number that measures how much the COVID-19 virus is spreading. On Friday, it sits at 1.21. Here's how the number is trending lower over the past four ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health confirmed 20,338 new positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday.  New Jersey was under the 20,000 mark the past two days.  On Thursday, 117 new deaths were confirmed. The state's Rate of Transmission continues to fall, which means every person who tests ...

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NEW JERSEY — For the first time in 2022, there are fewer than 20,000 new daily COVID-19 in New Jersey. The State Department of Health confirmed 19,454 new cases on Wednesday.  Also, 103 new COVID-19 deaths were reported, which brings the total of confirmed COVID deaths to 26,868 persons. The ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Booster shots are now available for everyone 12 and older in the state of New Jersey.  Youths ages 12- through 15-year-olds are now eligible for a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot. In addition, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends that everyone ages 12 and older get a ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The NJ Department of Health and Vault Medical Services announced their partnership to offer a free, at-home COVID-19 saliva test kit that is available to every NJ resident who thinks they need a test – even if you don't have symptoms. To order a free test kit, ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health says 21,691 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in New Jersey on Monday. The state confirmed 29 more deaths.  More than 6,000 people are in New Jersey hospitals with COVD-19. It's the 13th-straight day over 20,000 new positive cases.  26,615 ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A busy week in Trenton as new members of the Assembly will be sworn-in.  With cases of COVID-19 still rising rapidly in New Jersey, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced that all attendees of the Assembly session and reorganization ceremony will be required to show proof of a ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – In light of the overwhelming spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant in Middlesex County and the nation, County officials announced they will be utilizing their mobile testing ability to expand testing capacity to deal with increased testing demand.  Starting the week ...

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NEW JERSEY — The state confirmed another pandemic-high of new COVID-19 cases on Friday.  The State Department of Health says 33,459 new cases were reported - the tenth-straight day over 20,000.  In addition, 63 additional deaths were confirmed.  5,621 people are in New Jersey hospital with ...

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SAYREVILLE -  In light of the overwhelming spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant in Sayreville, Middlesex County officials announced they will be using their mobile testing ability to expand testing capacity to deal with increased testing demand.  Starting the week of Monday, Jan. 10, ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy says the in-school mask mandate, which was set to expire on January 11, will continue.  He also is asking the state legislature to extend his COVID-19 emergency powers. That comes as the State Department of Health announced 20,428 new positive cases and 12 new deaths ...

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TRENTON — New Jersey's First Lady, Tammy Murphy, has tested positive for COVID-19.  The Governor's office says the First Lady is vaccinated, boosted and is asymptomatic.  The Governor and the rest of the Murphy family have tested negative. Governor Murphy is not required to quarantine, per ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health is reporting 29,740 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, another new pandemic record.  It's the fourth consecutive day the state has seen more than 20,000 new cases. Saturday, January 1, 2022 29,740 New Cases Friday, December 31, ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department reported 28,512 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, another pandemic record.  It surpassed the 27,975 new cases reported Thursday.  37 new COVID-19 deaths were reported on Friday. Starting tomorrow, January 1, 2022, the CDC opens a federal testing site in East Orange.

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health has confirmed 27,975 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, another new pandemic record. Yesterday, the state added 20.483 new cases, a record high at the time. On Wednesday, the state announced 34 additional COVID-19 deaths. The State and Centers for ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Health Department reported 20,483 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a high for the pandemic.  The previous high was 16,626 new cases on Christmas Day.  On Wednesday, the state reported 50 new virus-related deaths. The number of people in the hospital from the virus is 3,273 ...

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RARITAN BAY, NJ -- Testing is available to everyone in New Jersey. You don't need insurance and free testing is available. It is especially important to get tested if: You have COVID-19 symptoms after being exposed, even if you are fully vaccinated or recently recovered from COVID-19 in the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 11,889 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with 48 additional deaths from the virus.  Five of the past six days have seen at least 10,000 new cases. The rate of transmission, which is an indication of whether the virus is shrinking or growing, has ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Parlin Rx is partnering with East Brunswick Township to distribute COVID-19 vaccines at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center (721 Canbury Rd.) on Wednesday, Dec. 29. Only offering pediatric doses at the location, the clinic will be held from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The event is ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 8,831 new COVID-19 cases Monday, with 9 more deaths.  The number is roughly half of the 16,626 new cases reported on Christmas Day, which is a pandemic high. Day New Positive NJ Cases Monday, December 27   ...

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SAYREVILLE/SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- With the rapid rise in the number of cases of COVID-19 this month, there are lots of tests being taken both at home and in local pharmacies, emergency centers, hospitals and drug stores.  People waited in lines or online to grab appointments around the state this past ...

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NEW JERSEY — For the fourth straight day, New Jersey is reporting a record number of new COVID-19 cases.  The State Department of Health confirms16,626 new cases on Saturday, Dec. 25. The past three days have all seen more than 15,000 new COVID-19 cases. Saturday, Dec. 25 16,626 ...

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NEW JERSEY — The state has recorded 15,482 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, a sharp increase from the nearly 10,000 reported on Wednesday.  It's the second straight day the state has broken a record for most new positive cases.  The State Health Department confirmed 33 more deaths. The new positive ...

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NEW JERSEY — The state reported 9,711 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest number since the pandemic started. The State Department of Health confirmed 28 additional COVD-19 deaths.   "We can’t let our guard down against COVID-19," Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted.  "We encourage all individuals ...

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NEW JERSEY — On Tuesday, the state reported 34 new COVID-19 deaths and 6,840 new confirmed cases – the sixth straight day over 6,000. According to the State Department of Health, Bergen County had the highest number of reported new confirmed cases (667). Here are the five New Jersey counties ...

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