One new COVID-19 related fatality recorded in Mercer County Sunday

The state received another 833 positive PCR COVID-19 tests on Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed positive test results in New Jersey to 908,132 since the pandemic began.

In the 0-4 age group, there were 72 new positive test results. In the 5-17 age group, there were 318 new positives Sunday.

The rate of virus transmission is 1.43, which is slightly lower than Saturday’s rate. 1.48.

Another five residents of the state have died due to complications from COVID-19, including one Mercer County resident. Two new deaths in the past 24 hours were suspected to be related to COVID-19. but this has not been confirmed by test results yet. The total number of confirmed COVID-related deaths in the state to date is 23,888, with another 2,719 deaths ruled as suspected COVID-related deaths.

The COVID-19 test positivity rate for samples collected on July 28 was 3.56%. The positivity percentages in North, Central and South New Jersey were 3.3%, 3.9% and 3.5% respectively.

As of Sunday morning, 5,303,447 people who live, work, or study in New Jersey are fully vaccinated. A total of 326,000 people in the 12-15 age group and 241,000 in the 16-17 age group have been vaccinated in the state so far.

Sunday was the deadline for students at some universities in New Jersey to submit vaccination records to their schools.

As of Saturday night, 484 patients were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases across New Jersey’s hospitals, an increase of about 60 patients over the previous day. A total of 113 COVID patients were in critical or intensive care, with 41 on ventilators. Ninety-five patients were discharged, but 154 new COVID patients were admitted to New Jersey hospitals.

At long-term care facilities in the state, seven residents and nine staff members tested positive for COVID-19. One resident of a long-term care facility died due to complications from COVID-19.

Middilesex County – 62 new positives

Mercer County – 28 new positives, one fatality

Monmouth County: 111 new positives.

Hunterdon County – 8 new positives

Somerset County – 24 new positives