CRANFORD - 16 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Cranford since October 14, according to the Township of Cranford. Currently, there are 22 active cases in town.

The 16 new positives bring Cranford's total to 583 since the first reported case on March 17. With no new fatalities, the number remains at 97. Of the 97, 84 have been residents living in one of Cranford's long-term care facilities, while 13 have been residents living in the community.

To protect the private medical information of these individuals, Cranford will not be releasing additional information about these cases. Residents are asked to respect the impacted residents right to privacy based on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Health Officer Mike Fitzpatrick and Mayor Patrick Giblin will be taping a Cranford Health Department/COVID Update this Friday at 3 p.m. The broadcast will stream live on TV35 and the TV35 Facebook page. If you have any questions, email Mayor Giblin in advance at p-giblin@cranfordnj.org.