Coronavirus News

February 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that a total of 1,244,224 vaccine doses have been administered in New Jersey as of mid-morning Friday. Of those vaccinations, 933,160 were first doses and 310,529 second doses. "At the rate that we are going at the moment, roughly 30,000 first doses ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday during a press briefing via ZOOM that 1,138,757 vaccine doses have now been administered statewide: 875,424 first doses and 263,196 second doses and that he is expecting increasing deliveries of vaccines from the federal government for our mega-sites ...

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NEW JERSEY — As of Monday, New Jersey has administered 1,037,657 vaccine doses - passing the 1 million mark with 24 days to go until the anniversary of the first reported coronavirus case in the state. Thus far, 224,237 people have received second shots, numbers Gov. Phil Murphy and other ...

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After months of restrictions, restaurants, bars, and other businesses can increase capacity TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Wednesday that he is easing regulations on indoor gatherings at restaurants, bars, gyms, personal care businesses, and religious ceremonies. They will now be ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Residents can now access a new coronavirus vaccine hotline with 250 New Jersey-based staff members currently on hand to answer common questions, help connect people to centers providing shots and clear up eligibility rules. More than 17,000 people called in within the first hour - ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County residents who are trying to register for an upcoming vaccination appointment are not able to do so on the online portal at www.ucnj.org. The county announced COVID-19 vaccinations will be available at the Kean University vaccination clinic in Union, and residents ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy took pride in announcing that New Jersey has distributed over a half-million doses of the COVID vaccine during his coronavirus press briefing on Friday, Jan. 22. The governor said that 500,222 doses have now been administered statewide – including 65,583 long-term ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center will host a panel discussion on the latest COVID-19 vaccine information on Thursday at 7 p.m.  Dr. John D'Angelo, chairman of Trinitas's Department of Emergency Medicine will moderate the panel. Joining him will be Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, Dr. Lloyd ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and the NJ Department of Health are taking heat for putting smokers in the 1B category for people registering to receive the coronavirus vaccine.  On Wednesday, the governor announced that all residents over age 65, not just those in long-term care facilities, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Individuals ages 65 years and older and those between the ages of 16-64 with medical conditions (defined by the CDC) that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination beginning Thursday, Jan. 14, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy today during his COVID-19 press briefing announced that nearly half a million New Jersey residents have pre-registered to receive the coronavirus vaccine and that additional vaccine distribution centers will open. He also made a plea for retired health care ...

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NEW JERSEY — Hours after administering the first COVID-19 vaccines in New Jersey long-term care facilities during a ceremony in Old Bridge, Gov. Phil Murphy called on residents to reign in the New Year with caution. “This is not the year for a wild New Year's Eve party,” Murphy said during a ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy began his Wednesday COVID-19 briefing with information for the mental health of frontline medical workers and first responders. He announced that the state had a number of resrouces available to address the emotional and mental health of these individuals who have ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The start of the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine to people in long-term care facilities has been delayed until next week in New Jersey because the state did not fill its paperwork in time. The delay was discussed during Gov. Murphy's COVID-19 press briefing on Monday ...

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NEW JERSEY — Months of back and forth appear to be over with Congress expected to pass a $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package to help an economy in dire straits - with businesses crushed by the pandemic and families struggling financially. The agreement, like the first, would include checks of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- During his COVID-19 press briefing on Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans to open six vaccine “mega sites” across the state in early January. Bergen County: Meadowlands Complex Morris County: Rockaway Townsquare Mall Middlesex County: New Jersey Convention and ...

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NEW JERSEY — A day after New Jersey made history with its first COVID-19 vaccines in Newark, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday that it is no time for residents to stop taking preventative steps. “Yesterday was a historic day, a day for optimism with some of our health care heroes receiving the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Maritza Beniquez, a University Hospital emergency room nurse, became the first person in New Jersey to be inoculated against COVID-19 on Tuesday.  The frontline health care worker, who also turned 56 on the history-making occasion, said receiving the vaccine was the best gift she ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter that New Jersey's first COVID-19 vaccines will be administered on Tuesday morning, Dec. 15 at University Hospital Newark. The governor plans to be there, along with NJ State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, Dr, Shereef Elnahal, president of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced that help is on its way in New Jersey for people who are unemployed: the NJ Labor Dept. is planning to provide another round of FEMA Lost Wages Assistance payments to more than 10,000 newly eligible workers next week. "Because of legislation I recently ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy presented a "worst case scenario" predictive model if New Jerseyans become lax in following social distancing and mask-wearing protocols during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Dec. 9. He reported that one model he saw had the state topping out at a whopping ...

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NEW JERSEY — This morning when Gov. Phil Murphy learned that the number of people not cooperating with contact tracers had ticked up to 74% he said he was shocked. “It’s completely unacceptable," he said, a week after his office stated the same figure stood at nearly 70%. "There's going to be ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported that New Jersey had its first-ever day with more than 6,000 positive COVID cases. Murphy updated the latest state figures late Sunday morning: 6,046 new positive cases 368,016 cumulative cases 16 new confirmed deaths 15,485 total ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey set a new record high number of daily COVID-19 cases 5,673, Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his press briefing in Trenton Friday afternoon. This figure eclipses any total even during the early days of the pandemic's first wave back in March and April. The mark breaks the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers is leading a clinical trial that aims to assess the combination of three drugs’ ability to treat people 21 or older who are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. The trial is testing to see the efficacy of nitazoxanide, ribavirin and hydroxychloroquine in ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy says that he has not ruled out a statewide shutdown because of the continuously increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases. "It has to stay on the table... and you'd hate like heck to have to consider that," Murphy said during an interview on Fox News ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The surge of coronavirus cases across the country has prompted Gov. Phil Murphy not to release this week’s coronavirus travel advisory based on its current criteria. However, he strongly advised individuals to refrain from nonessential interstate travel and to still self-quarantine ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic has not relented on New Jerseyans since March, claiming loved-ones, putting families in financial ruts and set to change the fabric of the holiday season to come.  With three days to go until Thanksgiving, Gov. Phil Murphy shared resources for those feeling ...

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NEW JERSEY — Indoor gatherings will be subject to new capacity limits in New Jersey starting Tuesday - the most aggressive steps Gov. Phil Murphy has taken in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.  As of Tuesday, no more than 10 people may gather indoors (includes indoor entertainment ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported on Sunday that New Jersey has recorded its highest daily COVID-19 case totals since the pandemic began in early March. Murphy tweeted that the state had 4,540 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, which brings New Jersey's cumulative total to  279,274 and 18 ...

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