Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Week by week: COVID-19 cases in New Jersey UPDATE


Total tests (positive and negative) as of 6/1:  795,600 -- a one-week increase of 171,803 compared to 118,228 on 5/25.

New Jersey is flattening the curve.  Number of weekly confirmed cases is down 76% since March 31-April 6 peak.
  • May 26-June 1:  5,826 (down 17% from previous week)
  • May 19-25:  7,053 
  • May 12-18:  8,095
  • May 5-11:  11,676
  • April 28-May 4:  19,231
  • April 21-27:  20,232
  • April 14-20:  24,222
  • April 7-13:  23,494
  • March 31-April 6:  24,454
  • March 24-30:  15,792



COVID-19 deaths in New Jersey are projected to peak on April 16.  Projected number of deaths:  3,915.  (NPR)  As of 6/1, New Jersey has recorded 11,721 deaths.

Deaths reported:
  • As of March 16 -          2
  • As of March 23 -        27
  • As of March 30 -      198  (+   171)
  • As of April     6 -   1,003  (+   805)
  • As of April   13 -   2,443  (+1,440)
  • As of April   20 -   4,377  (+1,934)
  • As of April   27 -   6,044  (+1,667)
  • As of May      4 -   7,910  (+1,866)
  • As of May    11 -   9,310  (+1,400)
  • As of May    18 - 10,435  (+1,125)
  • As of May    25 - 11,133  (+   698)
  • As of June      1 - 11,821  (+   688)

Related reading:
3 Vans, 6 Coolers, a Plane, a Storm and 2 Labs: A Nasal Swab’s Journey.  (The New York Times, 4/13/2020)
“It’s unequivocally worsening,” Gov. Philip D. Murphy of New Jersey said recently, adding, “We’ve got constraints in the entire food chain.” 
Initially, the strain came from a lack of test kits, but now there are not enough nasal swabs, not enough nurses. There is a pileup at the labs themselves and a limited supply of the chemicals needed to identify the virus. 
Two weeks ago at the Bergen Community College in Paramus, a drive-through testing site in the hardest-hit area of New Jersey, residents had to arrive by 3 a.m. to get a spot. Within days, they were told to show up at 11 p.m. the night before.  
As Deaths Mount, Volunteer EMTs At New Jersey's Coronavirus Epicenter Labor On.  (NPR, 4/15/2020)
Teaneck is the hardest hit town in the hardest hit county in the state and was an early epicenter for the outbreak. The rate of infection for the North Jersey suburb of 40,000 people is slightly higher than in New York City. Working the front lines is the all-volunteer, unpaid Teaneck EMT squad that for weeks has responded to an alarming number of calls. 
"This is really when we're needed the most," says Capt. Jacob Finkelstein, 24. "Our volunteers, they're giving 200, 300 percent, whatever it takes to make sure that we are here."
Coronavirus in New Jersey: A timeline of the outbreak.  (nj.com, 3/24/2020)

12 Fraught Hours With E.M.T's in a City Under Siege.  (The New York Times, 4/1/2020)
A few weeks ago, a 911 call for “respiratory distress” would have sent emergency medical technicians — E.M.T.s — rushing into the building to examine the man and take his vitals. Now with coronavirus infections sweeping through the region, the emergency medical workers of Paterson, a poor, industrial city in the penumbra of pandemic-stricken New York, are working in a new, upside-down reality: Don’t go in a home, don’t touch the patient, and don’t take anyone to the hospital, unless absolutely necessary.

Related posts:
Alabama.  (6/1/2020)
Arkansas.  (5/28/2020)
California.  5/31/2020)
Connecticut.  (5/29/2020)
Florida.  (6/1/2020)
Georgia.  (6/1/2020)
Idaho.  (5/31/2020)
Illinois.  (5/26/2020)
Indiana.  (5/30/2020)
Iowa.  (5/30/2020)
Kansas.  (5/28/2020)
Kentucky.  (5/28/2020)
Louisiana.  (5/30/2020)
Maryland.  (5/25/2020)
Massachusetts.  (5/26/2020)
Michigan.  (5/26/2020)
Minnesota.  (5/28/2020)
Mississippi.  (6/1/2020)
Nebraska.  (5/28/2020)
New Jersey,  (6/2/2020)
New York.  (6/2/2020)
North Carolina.  (5/31/2020)
North Dakota.  (5/31/2020)
Ohio.  (5/30/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (5/26/2020)
South Carolina.  (5/27/2020)
South Dakota.  (5/28/2020)
Tennessee.  (5/29/2020)
Texas   (5/30/2020)
Virginia.  (5/29/2020)
Washington State.  (5/28/2020)
West Virginia.  (5/27/2020
Wisconsin.  (6/1/2020)

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