OVER 50% OF NJ'S RECENT CASES ARE ASYMPTOMATIC
Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said new data shows that more people with COVID don't have symptoms than do — at least recently. This high level of asymptomatic cases — over 50% — explains the state's hospitalization figures, which have plateaued even as cases and deaths continue to rise. (NJ.com
- “Almost 60% of our deaths are older individuals. So it may be that it’s more transmissible, more asymptomatic. It’s over 50% now are asymptomatic transmissions. Asymptomatic transmitters are perhaps affecting older, vulnerable adults, and that’s who is ending up in the hospitals, and the mortality is significant,” Persichilli said.