HUDSON COUNTY, NJ – The pandemic continues to impact Hudson County, according to data this week. The state’s figures as of this Friday indicate that new cases are increasing in the county at the same rate as the week before, while deaths are still a factor but are slowing.
The county also recorded a total of 1,877 confirmed deaths, up from 1,860 the previous week, or 17 new deaths. That’s a 1 percent increase.
As of Friday, March 5, Hudson County reported 64,908 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, and a total of 1,838 confirmed deaths. This represented an increase in cases from the previous week of 2.9% and an increase in deaths of 1%.
The impact of the disease is reflected in the State Department of Health’s most recent COVID-19 Activity Level Report, released weekly.
The state of New Jersey reported Wednesday that 1,895 people are still hospitalized with the virus, 407 of those in intensive care and 57% of those on ventilators. 38 more deaths have been reported since the previous day, bringing the state confirmed deaths at 21530.
As the daily death rate begins to drop again, it is not where it was six months ago, before the second wave in New Jersey, when there were only two deaths in total. by coronavirus reported statewide from Sept. 7-8.
On April 30, 2020, New Jersey’s one-day death toll hit an all-time high of 460 residents in 24 hours.
As of Thursday, across the country, about 538,000 Americans had died from the virus. (You can see which states had the highest death toll over the past week on this map from the CDC.)
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Here are the statewide coronavirus resources:
- NJ COVID-19 Information Center: https://covid19.nj.gov/
- General questions about COVID-19: 2-1-1
- Hotline NJ COVID-19: (800) 222-1222
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