N.J.’s least vaccinated counties are seeing 60% extra COVID-19 instances than probably the most vaccinated

A number of New Jersey counties with the very best variety of vaccinated individuals are seeing the fewest new COVID-19 instances, in response to the Division of Well being.

An NJ Advance Media evaluation of recent instances in the course of the interval from August 1 to September 15 confirmed that these with a decrease case quantity tended to be amongst those that had increased vaccination charges.

The 5 counties with the very best vaccination charges mixed so as to add 6.3 new COVID-19 instances per 1,000 individuals in the course of the interval analyzed. The counties with the 5 lowest vaccinates charges, in the meantime, added 10.1 new instances per 1,000 individuals — a charge 60% increased.

Morris County has the very best vaccination charge within the state, at 66.5% absolutely vaccinated. The county’s 5.5 new COVID-19 instances in the course of the interval studied had been the second-fewest within the state.

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Then again, there’s Ocean County, which has the state’s second-lowest vaccination charge — 46.5% — and has added 10.5 instances per 1,000 individuals within the final month and a half.

Seven of the ten counties with the very best vaccination charges had been additionally among the many 10 with the fewest instances. On the flip facet, seven of the ten least vaccinated counties had been additionally within the prime 10 for instances.

On the entire, New Jersey had vaccinated the equal of 58.5% of its inhabitants as of September 15, a determine that didn’t account for the massive numbers of kids who’re ineligible for vaccination. There have been 7.3 new instances of COVID-19 for each 1,000 individuals within the state since August 1.

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Nick Devlin could also be reached by e-mail at ndevlin@njadvancemedia.com or on Twitter at @nickdevlin.

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