TRENTON, NJ – Looking at today’s figures released by Governor Phil Murphy, 99.2% of New Jersey residents who contract COVID-19 have recovered from the illness. If you factor in age, approximately 99.89% of those under the age of 65 survived COVID-19. Not every COVID-19 survivor story is a happy ending. Some who spent weeks or months on ventilators continue a long rehabilitation process and are at risk now for many other ailments as their body recovers and they spend weeks and months in rehabilitation getting their bodies back into shape after being bedridden.
The best news regarding COVID-19 for the general population in New Jersey is unless you were one of the unfortunate lost souls who died in the state’s many assisted living facilities forced to take COVID-19 positive residents, your chances of surviving COVID-19 is nearly 99.99% if you contract the disease.
But for the majority of New Jersey residents who are under the age of 65 and don’t live in nursing homes, the prognosis is good. For many, COVID-19 ranges between being asymptomatic to a slight cold and even symptoms similar to a bad case of influenza.
Now, as doctors are treating patients more aggressively in the early stages of COVID-19 than they were just two months ago, with a better understanding of the disease and how to reduce the long term effects and complications, fewer people in New Jersey are being hospitalized. Hospitals are seeing COVID-19 patient declines across the board according to Governor Phil Murphy.
According to data released by the Governor on Monday, new hospitalizations are down 96%, the number of patients has dropped 89%, patients in ICU have dropped 92% and patients on ventilators have dropped by 95% since the peak of the pandemic this spring.
As of Monday, 4 people out of 100,000 are being infected daily and 884 people are in hospitals statewide recovering from the virus.