WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were four additional cases of COVID-19 reported in West Orange on Thursday and one new death caused by the virus, according to Mayor Robert Parisi.
The total intake of cases in West Orange was 1,367. An 86-year-old township resident died on Monday as a result of the coronavirus. Deaths are included in the "total intake" number and remain "active" until a full investigation is complete. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in West Orange was 171.
"Our sympathies to the families and all those impacted by this virus," Parisi said.
Three township residents were hospitalized with the coronavirus, each of them in intensive care. There were 421 current active coronavirus cases in West Orange. The township reports that there have been 874 recovered and closed cases.
Essex County reported 54 new cases of the virus on Thursday, for a total of 18,437 cases of COVID-19 in the county. There have been 62,277 negative test results in Essex County. There have been 1,754 deaths in Essex County attributed to the coronavirus.
New Jersey had 404 confirmed new infections Thursday, bringing the statewide total of cases to 168,107 since the start of the pandemic, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 fell by 67 to 1,258 as of late Wednesday. The number of COVID-19 patients in ICU in New Jersey was 319 as of late Wednesday, which is fewer coronavirus patients in intensive care than at any time in the past three months.