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1/29/2024 - Monmouth County Health Alert

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Subject: Public Health Info : COVID-19 and Respiratory Illness Activity Report for week ending 1_13_23

Date: 01/22/2024 15:33:34

Contact Info: Nagla Bayoumi | 609-826-5964 |

Kim Cervantes | 609-826-5964 |

Attachments: Yes

Attached please find the COVID-19 and Respiratory Illness Activity Report. This report summarizes surveillance information for COVID-19, RSV, and other non-influenza viral respiratory illnesses.

Report Highlights:

·       CDC COVID-19 Hospital Admission Levels for the MMWR week ending January 13, 2024 are high in 4 counties (Atlantic, Cape May, Hunterdon, and Warren) and medium in all other counties.

·       The percentage of deaths due to COVID-19 in the past week is a timely measure of mortality trends. For the week ending January 13, 2024, 5.4% of deaths were due to COVID-19 (CDC COVID Data Tracker).

·       In the past week, 3.0% of emergency department visits were diagnosed as COVID-19 (CDC COVID Data Tracker).

·       In the four weeks leading up to January 13th, JN.1 accounted for 66.6% of sequenced variants. HV.1 and JG.3 accounted for 13.0% and 3.6% of sequenced variants, respectively.

·       For the week ending January 13, 2024, three COVID-19 outbreaks were reported into the SIC module by K-12 schools.

·       RSV percent positivity and the percentage of emergency department visits with a diagnosis of RSV have been decreasing since mid-December.

This report can be found on the NJDOH website at

Please contact the Communicable Disease Service at 609-826-5964 with any questions about the report.

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