Tracking COVID-19’s Next Chapter

The team of experts at the Center for Discovery and Innovation continue to use their skill set to better understand SARS-CoV-2 – and help everyone in the fight against an ongoing global pandemic.

This science includes tracking variants like those with the highly contagious “Delta” mutation, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. It also included some real-time tracking of “breakthrough” cases – the statistics of which were cited by the State of New Jersey at one of its regular COVID-19 update conferences.

New York regional media outlets profiled some of the CDI’s discoveries well into the summer of 2021, as COVID-19 continues to hang around past the 18-month mark. Find some of the highlights of this coverage linked below.

CBS2: De Blasio: New Mask Guidance In NYC May Come Monday As More Places Require Vaccinations Or Weekly Testing

ABC7: Hackensack University lab looks for links between delta variant and unvaccinated people

The Record/ As the COVID delta variant spreads, do NJ labs have enough capacity to track it?

The Star-Ledger/ An N.J. health system can now detect highly transmissible Delta variant

CBS2: New Jersey Lab Comes Up With Rapid Analysis Test That Specifically Looks For COVID-19 Delta Variant

Telemundo: Temen nueva ola de COVID debido a la variante Delta, en mayor riesgo aquellos que no se han vacunado

The Star-Ledger/ Fewer than 1% of vaccinated people in N.J. have gotten COVID, state says

The Record/ Swift action kept outbreak of COVID variant in NJ facility from spreading into community