Rutgers Study: County Needs Hospital Beds

The Sen. Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs, at Rutgers University-Camden, released a research brief, projecting a need for between 1,270 and 3,249 Cape May County hospital beds to accommodate COVID-19 infected individuals at the peak of the health crisis. The county has 242 beds, according to the study.

NJ hospitals will reach capacity by May, Rutgers study warns

If New Jersey residents continue “moderate” social distancing from one another amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Morris, Bergen, Somerset, Monmouth and Union counties could still see their hospitals filled to capacity before the end of April, based on new analysis by researchers at Rutgers University-Camden.