17% of New Jersey adults are “not concerned” about contracting coronavirus in hospitals. However, 83% of adults are “concerned” about the risk on some level ranging from “not very” to “very” concerned. Of those surveyed, those aged 50-64 were more concerned (54%) than those aged 65 and over (43%).
During the pandemic, hospitals continued to care for non-COVID-19 cases including life-saving surgeries, births, trauma services, and emergency care. NJ hospitals safely cared for nearly 350,000 people with non-COVID-19 needs at the height of the health crisis. In April, COVID-19 patients represented 20% of the total number of patients in NJ hospitals. As of September, COVID-19 admissions reduced to less than 5% of total patients.