CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough announced on Thursday that a second borough resident has died due to acute symptoms associated with the Coronavirus pandemic.

The announcement comes less than two weeks after longtime borough resident Bill Nauta became the first Coronavirus-related death on April 10.

"It is with a truly heavy heart that we must report the sad news that Chatham
Borough has suffered its second death associated with the Covid-19 pandemic," town officials reported. "This fellow resident was hospitalized with acute symptoms associated with the Coronavirus/Covid-19.
 

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"Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz and the Borough Council extend
their deepest, heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the family during this very
sad time. May God rest this soul as we stand in solidarity and prayer in mourning
this painful loss."

The Chatham Borough Health Officer was notified of two additional residents
that have tested positive (April 17-22) for the COVID-19 virus for a total of forty-
eight (48) positive cases.  The number of people hospitalized by the virus in the borough is eight. The average age of positive cases in the borough is 42.

For patient confidentiality purposes, specific details will not be released. As is standard protocol, our health department is monitoring and investigating the cases including contact tracing and notifying appropriate parties. Self-quarantining protocols are in place.

As a reminder, residents should be staying home during the Governor’s Order. We
should all (including children) be continuing our own social distancing and other
guidelines to minimize community spread. We will continue to share information
on this and other cases when appropriate.
For more information on Chatham Borough’s response to COVID-19, please
visit www.chathamborough.org .
 
Released: April 23, 2020
Chatham Borough

Total Number of Positive Cases: 48
Age Range of Positive Cases: 5-91
Mean (Average) Age of Positive Cases: 42
Median Age of Positive Cases: 48.5
Number Hospitalized: 8
Total Deaths: 2
Self-Reported Recovered: 5