Rate of Transmission Decreases as More Get Vaccinated

By Amaya Morales

Managing Editor

We have good news and we have bad news. The bad news is that the daily news segment will come to an end as we break for summer. 

The good news is that we will be back in the newsroom this May to print the first edition of 2021, in honor of FDU’s Class of 2020 and 2021 graduates. Be sure to check them out in newsstands on May 18!

This segment has been an experiment to see in what ways The Equinox could better it’s reporting and find meaningful stories for the FDU community. 

Now onto the real news. 

New Jersey’s statewide rate of transmission dropped tremendously to its lowest point in nearly a year, nj.com reports

Hospitalization rates have decreased statewide as they fell below 1,600 for the first time since November, nj.com continued. 

This is due to the increase in vaccine distribution as 6 in 10 adults have now at least received one vaccine shot, nj.com added. 

As of Friday, more than three million residents over the age of 16 have been fully vaccinated

With more people getting vaccinated, could this mean we can experience a “normal” school year next semester?

COVID-19 Numbers

The following is the latest COVID-19 cases for yesterday and today. There were 1,857  new positive COVID-19 tests in New Jersey, with 162 cases from Bergen County. 

Sat. 05/1/2021Fri. 04/30/2021
New Jersey997,000995,365
Bergen County 101, 000100,826

*Numbers according to Google Statistics.

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Art by Amaya Morales