CRANFORD - 46 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths have been reported in Cranford since November 18, according to the Township of Cranford. Currently, there are 66 active cases in town.

The 46 new positives (44 in the community, two in long-term care facilities) bring Cranford's total to 694 since the first reported case on March 17. With two new deaths (both in the community) bring Cranford's total to 101. Of the 101, 84 were residents living in one of Cranford's long-term care facilities, while 17 were residents living in the community.

To protect the private medical information of these individuals, Cranford will not be releasing additional information about these cases. Residents are asked to respect the impacted residents right to privacy based on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

"We are all anxious for and deserve a Thanksgiving celebration, but we strongly urge everyone to limit your exposure tomorrow and through the holiday weekend," said Cranford Township officials. "The number of cases being spread through the community continues to spike and at numbers similar to the Spring. We know you may be tired of hearing 'Wear a Mask, Keep Your Distance, Wash Your Hands,' but these protocols do make a difference. Please protect yourself, your family, your friends, and the community, so we can get through this and enjoy many celebrations in the future."