New Jersey’s Coronavirus Related Hospitalizations, ICU Counts Down from Six Weeks Ago

May 17, 2020 – Based on data and in comparison to the rest of the region and other large states, New Jersey now only has 12 new cases per 100,000 population, compared to New York which has 12 new cases per 100,000 population and Connecticut which has 16 new cases per 100,000 population.

“We’re not entirely out of the woods yet, but we’re beginning to fall in-line with our neighbors,” said Governor Murphy. “As we’re taking a broadly regional approach to our restart and recovery, this is a good sign.”

The number of patients and new deaths in New Jersey are still more than that of New York and Connecticut.

There are 45 New Jersey hospital patients for every 100,000 population, while New York has 34 and Connecticut has 31 per 100,000 population.

As for deaths, New Jersey tallies 1.9 deaths per 100,000 population. Connecticut has 1.7 while New York only has 0.9.

As of today, the number of Coronavirus positive cases has reached 145,089 after recording 1,239 new cases on Saturday.