by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
This article has been updated with case information current as of Sept. 12, 2021.
Original publication date: Oct. 14, 2020
While epidemiologists are still learning about the intricacies of the coronavirus and it numerous variants, it's become very clear that Covid-19 is highly contagious and can lead to serious illness and death in persons of all ages.
What follows is a representation, over time, of Covid-19 cases reported by the New Jersey Department of Health (NJ DOH). During the initial months of the pandemic the information was released sporadically, but starting on August 1, 2020 it has been updated daily by the state's reporting system.
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"New Jersey’s hospitals recognize the important role that visits have on patients’ well-being, and continue to prioritize the safety of all patients, patient visitors and support persons, and staff.
NJHA and its members have partnered to create this visitation code system to protect everyone inside the hospitals. This guidance balances that influence with the need to reduce the risk of patients and staff being exposed or infected with the coronavirus."
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