WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano reports the COVID-19 numbers on the Township’s website as they come in from the state. We compile the data for you in a weekly update. 

This week runs from July 2 – July 8

Three new deaths were reported for Wayne:

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  • July 2: Zero
  • July 3: Three
  • July 4: Zero
  • July 5: Zero
  • July 6: Zero
  • July 7: Zero
  • July 8: Zero

 

  • Three deaths were reported between June 25 – July 1
  • Two deaths were reported between June 19 – June 24
  • Four deaths were reported between June 11 – June 18.
  • Five deaths were reported between June 4 – June 10

The Township’s total deaths due to COVID-19 is now 181 

On his July 1 video message to the Township, Vergano commented about the delay in the State’s reporting of deaths to the Township: “As you can see by the dates of the death certificates that the reporting from the State of New Jersey is not exactly current. So, I just want you to bear that in mind.”

There were 17 new positive cases for Wayne:

  • July 2: One
  • July 3: Zero
  • July 4: Zero
  • July 5: Zero
  • July 6: Zero
  • July 7: Eleven
  • July 8: Five

 

  • Nine new cases were reported between June 25 – July 1
  • Eleven new cases were reported between June 19 – June 24
  • Twenty-six new cases were reported between June 11 – June 18.
  • Twenty-six new cases were reported between June 4 – June 10

Total number of Wayne residents who have tested positive: 1,447

Positive cases include:

  • Men: 4
  • Women: 13
  • Average Age: 37
  • Age Range: 17 - 83

Of Note:

More young people in Wayne have contracted the virus then older people in the last two weeks. Only two of this week’s positive cases came from nursing homes.

The average age of 37 for this week’s new positive cases is the youngest 7-day average since the Township began keeping track.  Last week had the same distinction coming in at an average age of 49.

Of the 26 new positive cases in Wayne over the last two weeks, 17 of them were under 40 years old. Three were in their fifties and four were older than 80-years-old.

The ages of the new positive cases are: 17, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31, 34, 36, 42, 47, 53, 55, 55, 83. Only four people over 80 contracted the virus in the last two weeks.

Some are speculating that the rising number of younger people contracting COVID is due to younger people feeling more invincible, not complying with mask wearing or having access to testing that was only available in the past to those with severe symptoms. It could also be that young people have been cooped-up in their homes for months and have emerged to congregate together like they used to with the stay-at-home order lifted by the Governor weeks ago.