All 21 NJ Counties are in the “red” zone for COVID-19 transmission
NEW JERSEY — All 21 of New Jersey’s provinces are currently in the “red”
zone for Covid transmission seriousness and at any rate 12 have had
consistent expansions in cases, as indicated by the most recent State
Profile Report by government authorities.
The report, delivered late Tuesday, presently recognizes the entirety of the
state’s 21 provinces as being in the red, or “high,” zone for local area
transmission. Different levels are orange, or “significant” transmission;
yellow, or “moderate; and blue, or “low.”
That implies the transmission rate in New Jersey has transcended the
excessively high 1.0 level, and anybody with Covid is likely spreading
the infection to more than one other individual — a sign that the infection is
still local area spread, in spite of inescapable immunization dispersion. The
current rate is 1.09.
The weekly State Profile Report, made in collaboration with the White
House and other federal agencies, measures COVID-19 risk through
metrics such as new cases per 100,000 people, percent changes in new
cases and positivity rate. The report was previously released by the White
House Coronavirus Task Force under the Trump administration.
Beginning with the report released on Tuesday, the federal government no
longer provides “county and metro alerts” that had shown a declining
number of New Jersey counties suffering from the worst effects of the
coronavirus outbreak. Now the government is basing its alerts on
community transmission or spread.
Also, since the task force’s previous weekly report, the coronavirus risk
rose in New Jersey. The number of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 rose
by its highest level in weeks — 11 percent.
These are the top 12 counties based on the number of new cases in the
last three weeks:
The federal report is not the same as the state’s COVID Activity Report
that’s been released by the Murphy administration every week and helps
determine if schools will shift to remote or hold in-person instruction.