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New Jersey COVID-19 Case and Testing Statistics

As of Friday May 29 2020, New Jersey had 158,844 cases of COVID-19 and 11,531 deaths. Over the past week, New Jersey was finding 875 new cases per day on average and recording 78.0 deaths per day. Data for New Jersey is provided by the COVID Tracking Project and will be updated daily.

Compare New Jersey COVID-19 data to other states.

New Jersey average daily new cases

The current 7 day rolling average of new case discovery in New Jersey is 875.0. The 7 day rolling average of new case discovery last peaked on Tuesday April 07 2020 at 3,674.3 and is now 2,799.3 lower (76.19%).

Note: If testing is insufficient the above curve will underrepresent true case discovery. Nationwide daily testing per million residents is currently 1154.0. Reported New Jersey testing per million residents per day is 2591.0.

New Jersey average daily deaths

The current 7 day rolling average of reported deaths in New Jersey is 78.0. The 7 day rolling average of reported deaths last peaked on Tuesday April 21 2020 at 278.3 and is now 200.3 lower (71.97%).

Statistics for positive cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey

Total Cases and Total Cases per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Positive measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Cases
Total
Cases
per 1M
Daily
Positives
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positives
per 1M
(7d Avg)
05/29/20 158,844 17,883 875 98.5
05/28/20 157,815 17,768 906 102.0
05/27/20 156,628 17,634 890 100.2
05/26/20 155,764 17,537 964 108.6
05/25/20 155,092 17,461 1,008 113.4
05/24/20 154,154 17,355 1,117 125.8
05/23/20 153,104 17,237 1,145 128.9
05/22/20 152,719 17,194 1,259 141.8
05/21/20 151,472 17,053 1,253 141.0
05/20/20 150,399 16,933 1,263 142.2
05/19/20 149,013 16,777 1,181 133.0
05/18/20 148,039 16,667 1,156 130.2
05/17/20 146,334 16,475 1,115 125.5
05/16/20 145,089 16,335 1,143 128.7
05/15/20 143,905 16,202 1,207 135.9

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Death statistics for COVID-19 in New Jersey

Total Deaths and Total Deaths per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Death measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Deaths
Total
Deaths
per 1M
Daily
Deaths
(7d Avg)
Daily
Deaths
per 1M
(7d Avg)
05/29/20 11,531 1,298.2 78.0 8.8
05/28/20 11,401 1,283.6 79.7 9.0
05/27/20 11,339 1,276.6 84.6 9.5
05/26/20 11,191 1,259.9 86.4 9.7
05/25/20 11,144 1,254.7 101.3 11.4
05/24/20 11,133 1,253.4 111.0 12.5
05/23/20 11,081 1,247.5 118.9 13.4
05/22/20 10,985 1,236.7 121.0 13.6
05/21/20 10,843 1,220.8 128.1 14.4
05/20/20 10,747 1,210.0 149.3 16.8
05/19/20 10,586 1,191.8 154.0 17.3
05/18/20 10,435 1,174.8 160.7 18.1
05/17/20 10,356 1,165.9 157.3 17.7
05/16/20 10,249 1,153.9 161.9 18.2
05/15/20 10,138 1,141.4 169.4 19.1

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COVID-19 testing statistics in New Jersey

All measures below are rolling 7 day averages except Total Tests and Total Tests per 1M residents which are cumulative counts of COVID-19 tests as of the date reported. Testing statistics are dependent on high quality reporting of negative test results by states. Not all states report all tests and thus some of these measures may not represent the true testing picture.

Date Total
Tests
Total
Tests
per 1M
Daily
Tests
(7d Avg)
Daily
Tests
per 1M
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positive
Rate
(7d Avg)
05/29/20 716,411 80,657 23,014 2,591 3.8%
05/28/20 685,857 77,217 20,226 2,277 4.5%
05/27/20 660,325 74,343 18,426 2,074 4.8%
05/26/20 635,892 71,592 16,530 1,861 5.8%
05/25/20 623,797 70,230 16,890 1,902 6.0%
05/24/20 603,807 67,980 16,606 1,870 6.7%
05/23/20 578,735 65,157 14,787 1,665 7.7%
05/22/20 555,314 62,520 13,192 1,485 9.5%
05/21/20 544,274 61,277 13,225 1,489 9.5%
05/20/20 531,343 59,821 12,842 1,446 9.8%
05/19/20 520,182 58,565 12,446 1,401 9.5%
05/18/20 505,569 56,919 11,377 1,281 10.2%
05/17/20 487,565 54,892 25,017 2,817 4.5%
05/16/20 475,224 53,503 24,288 2,734 4.7%
05/15/20 462,972 52,124 23,459 2,641 5.1%

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A final word on this analysis

Please take my calculations and amatuer epidemiological speculations with a grain of salt as I'm moving quickly to get what I hope are meaningful measures online. There may be errors in my data and my thinking! Also, this data may be revised as states revise and backfill their data.

These statistics were inspired by posts on Calculated Risk and the Bondad Blog regarding metrics to track for COVID-19.

Last but not least, thanks to the folks at COVID Tracking Project for making this data available to everyone.