6.1 million New Jerseyans vaccinated, but COVID-19 rates are climbing again

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TRENTON, NJ – We have masks in schools, high vaccination rates, public health policies, vaccine mandates and vaccine passports for many public functions, but nothing seems to be stopping the virus here in New Jersey.

Today, the state reported 20 more COVID-19 deaths and 2,471 new cases in the wake of the Thanksgiving holiday mini-break.

According to an article at NJ.com, that rate is up 13% from a week ago and up 80% from one month ago and the highest totals since the week of April 28th.

3,251 cases were reported on Tuesday alone, the state reported.

In contrast, in Florida, where New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has been critical of Governor Ron De Santis, caseloads continue their decline after peaking in August.

At the peak of the pandemic last winter, New Jersey was averaging between 4,000 and 5,000 new cases each day. On December 1st of 2020, New Jersey reported 4,606 cases.

Last week, New Jersey surpassed a milestone of 50,000 fully vaccinated residents having reported COVID-19 ‘breakthrough’ infections.