NJ Leads Nation in COVID-19 Cases per Capita

By Elizabeth Scalzo


The coronavirus continues to infect more people across the Garden State. 

New Jersey now is known as the state with the most COVID-19 cases per capita after an increase this past week, according to Northjersey.com. 

On Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy said the pandemic metrics are “uncomfortably too high,” to Northjersey.com. 

NJ saw a decrease in COVID-19 cases around January and February as people began to get vaccinated, but the cases have stayed about the same throughout March so far, despite more people being vaccinated, northjersey.com continues. 

With more people being vaccinated in the next few months the hope is that cases will continue to decrease, but it doesn’t look like the pandemic will be ending anytime soon. 

COVID-19 Numbers

There was an increase of 4,909 positive COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, with 520 more new cases in Bergen County. 

Sun. 3/21/2021Sat. 3/20/2021
New Jersey863,000858,000
Bergen County86,10685,586

*Numbers according to Google Statistics.

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Photo courtesy of Google Statistics. Art by Elizabeth Scalzo.