Bergen County is now at a “low” level of COVID activity


BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – New Jersey Department of Health officials upgraded Bergen County to “low” status in their latest COVID-19 activity level report.

There are four levels on the weekly report: low, moderate, high and very high.

The Northeast region – which includes Essex, Bergen and Hudson counties – is the only area of ​​the state that has been moved to a “low” level of activity from the week ending February 19, the most recent available. All other counties were still in “moderate” condition, according to the report. The rest of the state remains at a moderate level.

The northeast region, including Bergen County, was in “moderate” condition for the week ending February 12.

As of March 1, 74% of Bergen County residents are vaccinated,

Bergen County is also in the “low” community transmission status of COVID-19 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of February 25. Levels can be low, medium or high and are determined by examining used hospital beds. , hospital admissions and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area.

Many health officials and experts continue to warn residents to stay cautious and get vaccinated or given booster shots. Use the NJ Vaccine Appointment Finder to find available vaccination appointments or sites with walk-in vaccinations (no appointment necessary).

‘We’re not going to run COVID from zero,’ Governor Phil Murphy said tweeted February 7. “We must learn to live with COVID as we move from a pandemic to an endemic phase of this virus…We are optimistic that given the decreasing severity of this new variant and the continued increase in vaccinations , that we are finally approaching this inflection point.”


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