61,500 fully vaccinated New Jerseyans have now been infected with COVID-19, 43,000 since September

//
1 min read

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday released the state’s weekly update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, reporting 65,521 fully vaccinated individuals have tested positive for the virus. This total represents 43,131breakthrough cases in the state since September.

Today, Murphy downplayed that sharp three-month increase which saw 20,000 breakthrough cases each month since.

“Even as some individuals’ protection has begun to wane, which is the reason why you need to get a booster, the initial vaccination courses continue to perform very well,” Governor Murphy said. “This is now, remember, our entire lived history with the vaccines from January 19th through November 29th.”

Murphy glossed over the glaring trend that more than two-thirds of the breakthrough cases happened in the most recent three-month period where there were just 20,000 in the entire eight months prior.

339 fully vaccinated New Jerseyans have since died from COVID-19.

The rate of transmission in New Jersey is also increasing from under 1 just a few weeks ago to 1.36 this week as New Jersey is still averaging between 3,500 and 5,000 new cases each day.

The positivity rate in New Jersey has climbed to 9.6% this week and this is all as the delta variant remains the primary strain infecting New Jersey residents. The delta variant represented 98.9% of COVID-19 cases in New Jersey over the past 4 weeks.

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER: This story contains information about COVID-19, but does not make any statements or claims about COVID-19 vaccinations, treatments, or medications. It is presented only as a factual account of actions and statements of the individuals and entities mentioned. This story includes quotes and statements from individuals that are not affiliated with Shore News Network and those statements are provided as fact, as statements made only, not as to the accuracy or legitimacy of those statements and claims. The validity of the statements and quotes have been checked to the best of our ability and may or may not represent the position of the Center for Disease Control; Federal State or Local Health Officials; medical experts, virology experts, or of Shore News Network. For the most up-to-date information about the COVID-19 virus and vaccinations, please consult the CDC, local health officials, or your personal physician. SNN encourages all Americans to seek proper medical advice from a trusted physician before taking any COVID-19 vaccine, treatment, pharmaceutical, or dietary regimen. Shore News Network does not employ any doctors, pharmacists, or virologists and none were consulted for this article. The information provided in this article is published strictly for entertainment purposes only. If you or somebody you know is experiencing COVID-19, please consult your physician or proceed to the nearest emergency room.

ABOUT SNN COVID-19 POLICY: Shore News Network is a supporter of Operation Warp speed and the COVID-19 vaccination effort, but also supports the individual right to choose and consult with their own medical professionals. All SNN affiliated members are voluntarily vaccinated as SNN offers a remote working environment. Shore News Network does not encourage or suggest any American to not protect themselves against the COVID-19 virus unless directed by their personal physician.


Breaking News
New Jersey Generals Finish 9-1 Season In Front of Nearly Empty Stadium Without Anyone Knowing