With new instances of the coronavirus in a free fall throughout New Jersey over the past month, 18 of the state’s 21 counties registered fewer instances this week than final.New Jersey added 19 new instances of COVID-19 per 10,000 residents for the week of Feb. 18-24. That’s a drop of 12.1% from the week prior.On Friday, the statewide exercise stage of the coronavirus dropped to “average” for the primary time in about three and a half months.CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES: Live map tracker | Businesses which might be open | HomepageA variety of counties noticed important declines as properly. Passaic County led the way in which, going from 25 new instances per 10,000 per week in the past to 17.2 this week. That’s a 31.3% drop, the most important within the state.Hunterdon County (-22.1%), Mercer County (-26.4%), and Sussex County (-22.8%) had been all down by greater than 20% as properly. Eight different counties dropped by 10% or extra.Is the map not displaying? Click right here.Three counties skilled modest good points of their weekly totals, led by Cape May, up 9.4% from 11.3 instances per 10,000 individuals to 12.4. Burlington County rose by 4.7%, whereas Salem County was up by 1.5%.In phrases of uncooked instances, Ocean County reported the week’s highest complete at 26.2 new instances per 10,000 residents. Just 5 counties added greater than 20 instances per 10,000 with the others being Bergen County (21.1), Hudson County (23.9), Middlesex County (20.0) and Monmouth County (23.5).Salem County added the state’s fewest new instances at 10.4 new instances per 10,000 residents, or roughly one for each 1,000 individuals within the county.Nationally, the week noticed 14.2 new instances per 10,000 U.S. residents. That’s a 14.1% drop from the week prior.Our journalism wants your help. Please subscribe right this moment to NJ.com.Nick Devlin is a reporter on the information & investigations group. He might be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at @nickdevlin.