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Current data quality grade

To help the public understand how well each state is performing, we have assigned each state a data-quality grade based on our assessment of the completeness of their reporting. Learn more

Grade A

State’s dataset was last updated at Nov 23, 2020 12:00 am ET

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Summary charts

TotalsPer 1M people
Last 90 daysFull range
New Jersey 7-day average

New tests (Calculated)Total test results (Specimens)

New tests is changing down. The most recent value for New tests was 54117 on Nov 23, and the earlist value for New tests was 23689 on Aug 26. The highest recent value for New tests was 128343 on Nov 15.The lowest recent value for New tests was 2219 on Nov 16.

New cases (Calculated)

Cases is changing up. The most recent value for Cases was 3581 on Nov 23, and the earlist value for Cases was 285 on Aug 26. The highest recent value for Cases was 4669 on Nov 21.The lowest recent value for Cases was 469 on Oct 12.

Current hospitalizations

Hospitalization is changing up. The most recent value for Hospitalization was 2693 on Nov 23, and the earlist value for Hospitalization was 425 on Aug 26. The highest recent value for Hospitalization was 2693 on Nov 23.The lowest recent value for Hospitalization was 349 on Sep 21.

New deaths (Calculated)

New deaths is changing up. The most recent value for New deaths was 11 on Nov 23, and the earlist value for New deaths was 10 on Aug 26. The highest recent value for New deaths was 38 on Nov 17.The lowest recent value for New deaths was 3 on Nov 2.
Total cases
309,588
Confirmed cases
309,588
New cases today3,581
Change over 7 days10%+
Total tests
(in test encounters)
Not Reported
Total tests
(in specimens)
5,675,266
Total tests
(in people)
Not Reported
Total tests (specimens)
Not Reported
Total tests (people)
Not Reported
Ever hospitalized
40,222
Now hospitalized
2,693
Ever in ICU
Not Reported
Now in ICU
537
Ever on ventilator
Not Reported
Now on ventilator
240
Recovered
41,550
Total deaths
16,772
Probable deaths
1,812
Confirmed deaths
14,960
Total cases
41,314
Total deaths
7,018
Number of facilities affected
948
Percent of state deaths
from LTC facilities
41.8%
New cases since Nov 122.1%
New deaths since Nov 120.3%

Data as of November 19 2020

Notes:

The Recovered data point we report for New Jersey reflects the number of COVID-19 patients discharged from the hospital and therefore does not represent the total number of people who have recovered from COVID-19, since many people with COVID are never hospitalized.

Negative test results reported in our API and CSVs are calculated by subtracting Positive PCR tests (people) from Total PCR tests (specimens).

On October 23, New Jersey's reported Ever hospitalized value increased dramatically from 24,517 to 37,222 with no explanation we could find: this was probably a one-time addition of backlogged data.

On September 1, New Jersey did not update their total PCR test figure by the time of our update, however total cases increased from 191,160 to 192,290.

On August 7, 2020, we back-filled New Jersey's Probable deaths with data provided by the state. This removed apparent spikes in deaths due to the state's irregulat reporting.

On August 4, 2020, New Jersey's Now hospitalized* number decreased by 268 people.

On July 19, 2020, New Jersey's Total cases decreased, perhaps due to reclassification of probable cases.

On July 16, 2020, New Jersey's Recovered figure decreased.

On May 16, 2020, a backfill effort by New Jersey caused the state's data for Recovered to rise by approximately 7,000 people.

Our latest tweets about New Jersey

Our twitter handle is @COVID19Tracking@COVID19Tracking

40 states reported over 1,000 cases today. And four didn't report. New Jersey, California, Mississippi, Idaho, and Oregon reported record numbers of cases.

November 22, 2020

New Jersey reported 128,343 tests today—much higher than a normal day. We haven’t found an explanation, but we’ll keep an eye out.

November 16, 2020

38 states reported over 1k cases. CO, IN, KY, MD, MN, MO, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NV, PA, WV, and UT all set records for detected cases. (5 states did not report cases.)

November 14, 2020

We were able to backfill all New Jersey deaths, redistributing the previous large June 25 spike of probable deaths to the correct days. Thank you to @govmurphy and @NJDeptofHealth for publishing the data we needed to improve the dataset.

August 7, 2020

Data on current hospitalizations remains iffy. Today we saw hospitalization numbers in ID and NJ drop by ~50%, which seems unlikely to reflect reality. Some states with rising cases have dropping hosp. figures. Last week's post is likely still relevant:

August 4, 2020

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