Thompson told reporters on Thursday that he learned he’d been relieved of duty via social media.
A spokesperson for Stitt, who has vocally opposed the vaccine requirement for Oklahoma National Guard members, told AP that Mancino’s hire was not due to the vaccination policy.
“The governor had been exploring making a change for a number of months, and Thompson had submitted his resignation” in October to take effect in January, spokesperson Carly Atchison said, per AP.
Thompson told the Tulsa World that the governor had asked him to resign in October but that they agreed he would remain in place until January.
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Hunterdon County has administered more than 175,561 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, as of Tuesday, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Health.
That’s up 2.07% from the previous week’s tally of 171,993 COVID-19 doses administered.
In Hunterdon County, 65% of residents are fully vaccinated as of Tuesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers someone fully vaccinated two weeks after they’ve been given a single-dose shot (Johnson & Johnson) or a second shot (either Pfizer or Moderna).
New Jersey reported 1,209,785 total cases of coronavirus, an increase of 0.74% from the week before.
The five counties with the highest percentage of their population fully vaccinated in New Jersey are Somerset (72%), Morris (71%), Bergen (70%), Hudson (69%) and Middlesex (68%).
Here are the latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Hunterdon County:
How many people in Hunterdon County have received a COVID-19 vaccine?
81% of people in Hunterdon County have received at least one dose of the vaccine, for a total of 101,614 people
65% of people in Hunterdon County are fully vaccinated, for a total of 80,998 people
For a county-by-county look at the vaccination rollout, see our COVID-19 vaccine tracker, which is updated daily.
How many people in NJ have been vaccinated?
76% of people in New Jersey have received at least one dose of the vaccine, for a total of 6,743,218 people
67% of people in New Jersey are fully vaccinated, for a total of 5,932,492 people
COVID vaccinations for kids and boosters
The percentages in this story reflect the total share of the population that has received vaccines. That now includes people as young as 5 years old, for whom vaccines have been authorized.
These weekly stories will be updated as more data on vaccination rates in children, as well as booster vaccination rates, are released.
We pull data on local vaccine distribution on a weekly basis. Check back for our next weekly update for the latest numbers.
A vial of the Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine and a diluent for it are seen on the first day of a clinic with the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics on Nov. 3 at the University of Iowa Health Care Iowa River Landing location in Coralville, Iowa.
Editor’s Note. The next update of local COVID-19 statistics from the Somerset County Department of Health will be posted Monday. All other statistics in this report – state, national and international – are current as of Saturday.
SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 28,330 cases of the COVID-19 virus since those first cases were reported last year, an increase of 17 cases overnight. There has been a total of 769 deaths since March 8, 2020.
The New Jersey Department of Health Saturday reported 1,057,085 total cases, an increase of 1,537 overnight and 25,351 COVID-19-related deaths in New Jersey since last year and an increase of 17 overnight.
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A total of 6,120,430 New Jersey residents have been vaccinated with 15,950,055 COVID-19 tests administered statewide as of Saturday.
Somerville has had a total of 1,249 COVID-19 cases since March 2020, with 20 COVID-19 related deaths.
The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is 253,504,691 including 5,103,684 deaths, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Saturday morning, with 47,834,810 cases in the United States and 782,933 deaths.
The SCDOH Friday confirmed the deaths of 222 Franklin Township residents; 100 in Hillsborough/Millstone; 109 in Bridgewater; 50 in Bernards Township; 56 in North Plainfield; 36 in Green Brook; 19 in Watchung; 22 in Raritan; 24 in Bound Brook; 23 in Warren; 26 in Manville; 20 in Somerville; 23 in Montgomery; 13 in Branchburg; 5 in Bedminster; 5 in Bernardsville; 5 in South Bound Brook; 5 in Peapack-Gladstone; 1 in Rocky Hill and 1 in Far Hills.
Here is the breakdown of confirmed cases by town as of Friday: Bedminster, 523; Bernardsvlle Borough, 635; Bernards Township, 1,755; Bound Brook, 1,365; Branchburg, 1,130; Bridgewater, 3,293; Far Hills, 66; Franklin, 6.901; Green Brook, 667; Hillsborough//Millstone,2,867; Manville,1,189; Montgomery, 1,300; North Plainfield, 2,181; Peapack-Gladstone, 267; Raritan, 701; Rocky Hill, 34; Somerville, 1,249; South Bound Brook, 526; Warren, 1,176; Watchung, 506.
Mancino earlier this week was selected by Stitt to replace Gen. Michael Thompson, who had supported COVID-19 vaccinations and said that members who do not receive the vaccine would be advised on alternative options.