COVID-19 vaccine statistics for the state and region, plus the latest test and death numbers
New Hampshire has administered the highest percentage of COVID-19 vaccines the state has received when compared with other states, according to the CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration data tracker. New Jersey has made progress in distributing vaccines in recent weeks, and now ranks fifth when it comes the percentage of vaccines administered that have been distributed to the state.
As of 6 a.m. on Monday, April 12, a total of 237,796,305 vaccine doses had been distributed in the U.S., and 189,692,045 had been administered, or 78.9 percent of the supply. Additionally, 120,848,490 people had received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 74,066,085 had been fully vaccinated. That means 36.4 percent of the U.S. population had received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 22.3 percent had been fully vaccinated.
As of Monday afternoon, about 5.4 million vaccine doses have been administered in New Jersey, and just under 2.2 million people in the state are fully vaccinated, according to the state Department of Health. According to state officials, more than half of all adults in the state have received a first vaccine dose.
In Mercer County, 87,248 people are fully vaccinated, according to the state COVID-19 dashboard. An estimated 348,000 people live in the county, meaning roughly 25 percent of the population has been vaccinated. According to county officials, 48.43% of adults in the county have received a first vaccine dose, and 30.13% are fully vaccinated.
Full vaccination figures for other neighboring counties as of Monday morning: Somerset County, 88,349 people fully vaccinated; Middlesex County, 180,841 people fully vaccinated; Monmouth County, 161,712 people fully vaccinated; Burlington County, 121,096 people fully vaccinated; Hunterdon County, 29,797 people fully vaccinated.
COVID-10 cases and deaths in New Jersey
New Jersey is currently ranked second in the U.S. in coronavirus cases per capita over the past week, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All 21 counties are considered high risk for COVID and are in the CDC’s red zone. As of Monday, 838,328 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in New Jersey through PCR testing, and another 116,745 people have tested positive through viral antigen testing, and are considered probable cases. At least 22,323 residents of the state have died as a result of complications from COVID-19, and another 2,573 deaths are considered probable COVID-related deaths.
In Mercer County, 82 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed by the state on Monday, along with 17 new probable cases. There have been 30,016 total confirmed cases in the county and 2,127 probable cases. At least 870 residents of the county have died as a result of complications due to COVID-19, and another 43 deaths are considered probable COVID-related deaths.
Over the past seven days, there have been 723 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mercer County, a 9.85 decrease from the previous seven-day period. There were fewer than 10 COVID-related deaths over that period. The county’s test positivity rate dropped .88% to 5.16%, and the testing volume also dropped by 1.58% to 14,447 tests over the seven-day period. New COVID-related hospital admissions were up by 71, an increase of 25.56%. The use of ICU beds in hospitals in Mercer County increased by 2.83%, with 13.69% of ICU beds in use by COVID patients.
Mercer County’s COVID-19 dashboard stopped listing total cases for each municipality and only lists new daily cases. The county won’t list new or cumulative COVID-19 related deaths by municipality and officials have said it is up to municipalities to release that information. Most other counties in the state provide data on new cases, cumulative cases, new deaths, and cumulative deaths by municipality.
New daily cases for Mercer County municipalites as of April 10:
East Windsor – 6
Ewing – 2
Hamilton – 15
Hightstown – 2
Hopewell Borough – 0
Hopewell Township – 2
Lawrence – 1
Pennington – 0
Princeton – 2
Robbinsville – 5
Trenton – 14
West Windsor – 3