TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter on Friday that almost 6 million New Jersey residents have received at least one shot of the coronavirus vaccine. 

"5,832,407 total doses have been administered as of 8:00 a.m. today," he posted. "2,377,803 New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated."

Latest New Jersey COVID update

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  • 3,791 new positive PCR tests, and 852,330 total positive PCR tests since the pandemic began in March 2020. 
  • 775 new positive antigen tests (rapid tests), and 119,452 total positive antigen tests overall.
  • 41 new confirmed deaths, for a total loss of life of 22,502 people in the state of New Jersey due to COVID-19.

Union County

  • 234 New Confirmed Cases  
  • 57,885 Total Confirmed Cases
  • 1,673 Confirmed Deaths 

Scotch Plains

  • 131 cases thus far in April 2021; 1,662 total cases since overall; 22 total COVID deaths


  • 43 new cases this week. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and “Like” us on Facebook and Twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.
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