New Jersey on Saturday reported another 2,200 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 17 more confirmed deaths, as hospitalizations continued to drop and the transmission rate fell slightly.
The state has seen 27,323 total deaths from the virus in more than 17 months — 24,550 confirmed and 2,773 considered probable, according to the Department of Health dashboard.
There were 1,068 people hospitalized as of Friday night, according to state data.
School districts in the state have reported 23 in-school outbreaks for a total of 102 cases, according to the state’s dashboard.
At least 8,528 of the state’s COVID-19 deaths have been among residents and staff members at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, according to state data.
In all, the state of 9.2 million residents has reported 996,378 total confirmed cases out of the more than 15.3 million PCR tests conducted since it announced its first case on March 4, 2020.
The state has also reported 149,711 positive antigen tests, which are considered probable cases.
As of Saturday, there have been more than 231.2 million positive COVID-19 cases reported across the globe, according to Johns Hopkins University, with more than 4.73 million people having died due to the virus.
has reported the most cases (more than 42.8 million) and deaths (more than 687,000) than any other nation.