Chatham Borough Health Officer reported that sixteen (16) residents have tested positive (November 13-18) for the COVID-19 virus for a total of 136 positive cases to-date. This week’s cases include residents whose ages range from 4 to 62. 2 residents were under thirteen, 1 resident is a teenager and 13 residents are twenty or above in age.

As we head into the colder weather and holiday season where indoor congregating is likely to increase, and as a result of the already increasing number of Covid-19 cases around the state, we are encouraging parents, teens, children and business owners to continue their responsible approach to slowing the spread of Covid-19 by:

  • Following social distance guidelines (indoors and outdoors)
  • Wearing masks whenever you are around other people. (Including children over two years of age)
  • Washing hands often
  • Disinfecting frequently touched surfaces 
  • Staying home if you don’t feel well
  • Keeping the elderly and those with preexisting conditions distanced  

Please continue to do your part for the sake of your family, friends and your community!

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Released: November 19, 2020

Chatham Borough

Total Number of Positive Cases: 136

Age Range of Positive Cases: 4-95

Number Hospitalized: 8

Total Deaths: 9

Mean Age: 39

Median Age 35