If COVID is surging in NJ, why aren’t more hospitalized? NJ top news for 10/28
If New Jersey is in the midst of a "second wave" of coronavirus, how come more people aren't hospitalized?
For almost two weeks, state health officials have been reporting more than 1,000 new positive COVID-19 tests per day, yet hospitalizations remain very low. Fewer than 1,000 are hospitalized statewide. Of those hospitalizations, only 182 are considered critical and only 68 patients are on life supporting ventilators.
There is at least anecdotal evidence that a much greater proportion of those testing positive are either asymptomatic and/or recovering on their own without critical interventions than happening just a few months ago.
More New Jersey Top News
- Another New Jersey city is imposing new restrictions on businesses and social gatherings as COVID cases spike.
- The Port Authority says not wearing a mask, or wearing it improperly, you could face a $50 fine.
- A new report has been issued on how the pandemic has been affecting NJ school districts, and how to improve things going forward. The biggest gaps are where there is not adequate access to internet and computers and special education services .
- While some towns have banned trick-or-treating, others are getting creative: Like dropping candy down a 7-foot chute. Flinging family-size candy bars to via mini-catapults, "game of thrones" style. Or scattering candy at social distances across the front yard. What is your town doing?
- The department of labor admits it may have made a mistake with 10s of thousands of unemployment claims that should have been eligible for enhanced federal benefits.
- A state senator predicts you will be able to buy legal weed in NJ before the end of the year.
- Should auto insurance companies be using your education, occupation and credit scores to set your rates?
- Retailers are getting creative to keep you safe and get your money this holiday season.