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Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Friday, November 20, 2020

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Posted at 4:38 AM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 13:05:14-05

NEW JERSEY — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New Jersey. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.

12 p.m.
Gov. Phil Murphy shared the latest on COVID-19 in NJ as cases continue to rise. Watch in video below.

Daily health indicators

  • New cases: 3,635 (Statewide total: 297,370)
  • 2,505 people are hospitalized, 452 are in ICUs and 233 are on ventilators.
  • New deaths: 23 (Death toll: 14,900)
  • The daily percent positive for test: 7.98
  • The statewide rate of transmission: 1.4

Testing in NJ

  • Increased exponentially throughout this pandemic
  • Recent high of 70,000 tests in one day
  • Averaging 45,000 tests per day this month
  • More than 400 active testing sites throughout the state
  • Vaccine: New Jersey could receive its first shipment of vaccines in late December.

Outdoor sporting events

  • Individuals will not be counted toward 150-person limit for outdoor sporting events
    • Players
    • Coaches
    • Referees

Unemployment in NJ

  • About 13,000 New Jerseyans applied for unemployment this week
  • About $19 billion paid out

Election in NJ

  • Certification deadline for counties with election staff impacted by COVID-19 extended to Nov. 25
  • Election audit extended from Dec. 4 to Dec. 11 for all counties.

The latest official numbers:
As of Friday, there were 297,370 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Jersey with 14,900 confirmed virus fatalities.

For a list of drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in New Jersey, click here.

Tips to protect yourself and others amid coronavirus outbreaks.

Call New Jersey's coronavirus hotline at 1-800-222-1222. You can also click here for additional information