Total tests (positive and negative) as of 5/25: 623,797 -- a one-week increase of 118,228 compared to 79,636 on 5/18.
New Jersey is flattening the curve. Number of weekly confirmed cases is down 71% since April 13-19.
- May 20-26: 7,053
- May 12-19: 8,095
- May 5 -11: 11,676
- April 27 - May 4: 19,231
- April 20 -26: 20,232
- April 13- 19: 24,222
COVID-19 deaths in New Jersey are projected to peak on April 16. Projected number of deaths: 3,915. (NPR) As of 5/18, New Jersey has recorded 10,435 deaths.
- 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)
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.
New Jersey, (5/26/2020)
South Dakota. (5/21/2020)
Washington State. (5/21/2020)