WEST ORANGE, NJ — There was one new confirmed case of COVID-19 reported in West Orange on Sunday, according to Mayor Robert Parisi. One new death was recorded.
A 58-year-old West Orange resident died from the virus on June 19, but that death was not officially recorded and added to the records until this weekend. The total number of deaths in the township attributed to the coronavirus to 176.
"Our sympathies to the families and all those impacted by this virus," Parisi said in a post on his Facebook page.
The total intake of cases in West Orange was 1,402. Deaths are included in the "total intake" number and remain "active" until a full investigation is complete. Three township residents were hospitalized with the coronavirus, one of them in intensive care. There were 312 current active coronavirus cases in West Orange. The township reports that there have been 1,016 recovered and closed cases, and a total of 6,106 negative test results.
There have been 18,954 coronavirus cases in Essex County, 1,796 deaths and 87,293 negative test results countywide since the start of the pandemic.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health, 917 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in New Jersey. That is a reduction of nearly 90 percent from the more than 8,000 hospitalized in the state at the virus' peak in April.