Following is information provided to the City of Summit from the Westfield Regional Health Department for the past 24 months, and month of February 2022. As the State of New Jersey Health Emergency has been lifted, there will be no further COVID-19 updates from the City of Summit unless a health emergency is reinstated. Information on COVID-19 cases and vaccinated residents can be found on the State of New Jersey dashboard: https://covid19.nj.gov/
Month of February Summit NJ
The Westfield Regional Health Department is reporting 107 new cases of COVID-19 in Summit during the month of February 2022. This number is down from 851 in January 2022.
Out of the 107 cases that were reported in February, the pediatric cases can be broken down as follows:
15 cases aged four and younger
14 cases aged five to nine
16 cases aged 10 to 14
Five cases aged 15 to 19
Sadly, there were two additional COVID-19 associated deaths this month. Both residents were aged 80 or older. This brings the total of Summit residents who have died of COVID-19 to 33.
Past two years
March 4, 2022, marked the two-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case being identified in New Jersey. The numbers of the past two years tell a somber story.
Worldwide, 440M COVID-19 cases have been reported, along with 5.97M reported deaths. In the US, 79.1M reported cases of COVID-19 have been logged and more than 955,000 US citizens have lost their lives to COVID-19 over the past 24 months.
In NJ, 1,875,575 cases of COVID-19 have been reported with 32,982 New COVID-19 related deaths.
One in 4 Union County residents have had a reportable, positive COVID-19 test and one in 237 Union County residents have died from the virus over the past two years.
In Summit, a total of 4275 covid cases have been reported throughout the past 24 months (18.8% of residents using 2020 census data).
The Westfield Regional Health Department has had a total of 20,718 COVID-19 cases reported in the communities it serves over the past 24 months -16.9% of the department’s service population.
In the US, 215.9M individuals are now received two doses of the vaccine and 94.8M boosted as well. In NJ, 13,745,926 vaccinations have been administered. 7,710,796 residents have at least one dose of vaccine and 6,543,269 are fully vaccinated.
The Westfield Regional Health Department has administered 3,287 vaccinations to residents during the pandemic.
Statewide, daily immunizations this week decreased by 4% over last week and averaged 13.7K a day (down from 28.7K a day four weeks ago). 78.9% of all NJ residents aged five and older are now fully vaccinated.
Locally, 74% of children aged five to 11 have received at least one dose of vaccine (up from 72% last month) and 66% are fully vaccinated. In Summit, 65% of children aged five to 11 that are eligible for a booster have received one.
Booster doses by age are broken down as follows:
· 12 to 15 years old—31% (11-point increase since last month)
· 16 to 17 years old—49% (8-point increase since last month)
· 18 to 29 years old—56% (three-point increase since last month)
· 30 to 49 years old—64% (two-point increase since last month)
· 50 to 64 years old—73% (two-point increase since last month)
· 65 to 79 years old—84% (two-point increase since last month)
· 80+ -- 81% (one-point increase since last month)
Information on vaccinated residents can be found on the State of New Jersey dashboard: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml
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