Phil Murphy announces sharp spike in COVID-19 among the fully vaccinated since last week in New Jersey

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TRENTON, NJ – Last Monday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy reported 18,390 COVID-19 ‘breakthrough’ cases of fully vaccinated individuals testing positive for the SARs COV-2 virus. Today, Murphy reported 22,246 total breakthrough cases.

Read last week’s report: 18,000 fully vaccinated New Jerseyans have tested positive for COVID-19, 97 dead governor says

Murphy’s figures represent a one-week increase of 18%. As of last Monday, 386 fully vaccinated people were in the hospital with COVID-19. Today, Murphy reported a 16% increase in hospitalizations among the fully vaccinated with 457. 6% of total hospitalizations at the moment are fully vaccinated patients, according to Murphy’s figures.

1,137 people are now hospitalized statewide due to COVID-19 and according to the figures released by Murphy today, 34% are fully vaccinated.


Murphy announced last week that 97 fully vaccinated residents had died so far of COVID-19. Today, he announced that the number has grown to 111, a 13% increase in fatalities among the fully vaccinated.

Earlier, Murphy said the COVID-19 pandemic has become a pandemic of the unvaccinated, but numbers released by his office today suggest otherwise. The fully vaccinated are now contracting COVID-19, requiring hospitalizations and dying as those numbers have seen a significant increase in the past 7 days.

Murphy touted the vaccine efficacy globally since its inception in December at 99.992%, but did not mention the sharp increase in cases among the fully vaccinated over the past 7 days.

There have been 22,246 total cases among the fully vaccinated in New Jersey, with 3,856 new cases in the past 7 days.

The original strain of COVID-19 has all but been eliminated in New Jersey as the new Delta variant accounts for 99.3% of all new cases over the past 28 days.

The figures released by Murphy were as of September 7th, nearly two weeks ago.