More than 35,000 people in New Jersey likely had active coronavirus infections last week on the day before Thanksgiving, according to projections from a group of experts from Columbia University.
The numbers come from a team led by epidemiologist Jeffrey Shaman. They projected that New Jersey would add 4,579 reported cases on Wednesday, and that number ended up being 4,565.
The group says that of the 35,160 probable active infections, many will never be counted because people won’t show symptoms or will fear having to miss work or be isolated from friends and family.
The largest number of active infections come in the state’s big population centers. Bergen, Passaic, Union and Essex counties lead the list.
However, after adjusting for population, while Passaic County is still at the top, two South Jersey hotspots —…