Due to the new coronavirus cases in New Jersey last month, 18 of the 21 counties in the state had fewer cases this week than last week.
During the week of February 18-24, New Jersey added 19 new COVID-19 cases for every 10,000 residents. Compared with the previous week, it decreased by 12.1%.
On Friday, for the first time in about three and a half months, the level of coronavirus activity across the state fell to “medium”
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Many counties also experienced a sharp decline. Passaic County is in the lead, increasing from 25 new cases per 10,000 a week ago to 17.2 cases this week. The decline was 31.3%, the largest in the state.
Hunterdon County (-22.1%), Mercer County (-26.4%) and Sussex County (-22.8%) also fell by more than 20%. The other eight counties dropped by 10% or more.
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Under the leadership of Cape May, the total weekly income of the three counties did not increase much, rising 9.4% from 11.3 cases per 10,000 people to 12.4. Burlington County rose 4.7%, Salem County rose 1.5%.
In terms of original cases, Dayang County reported the highest record this week, with 26.2 new cases per 10,000 residents. Out of every 5 counties, only 5 counties have increased by more than 20 cases. The rest are Bergen County (21.1), Hudson County (23.9), Middlesex County (20.0) and Monmouth County (23.5).
Salem County added the state’s fewest new cases, 10.4 new cases per 10,000 residents, or approximately 1 per 1,000 people in the county.
Nationwide, there are 14.2 new cases per 10,000 U.S. residents this week. Compared with last week, it was down 14.1%.
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