CRANFORD - Three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one new fatality have been reported in Cranford since September 9, the Township of Cranford announced on Wednesday. Currently, there are 10 active cases.

All three of the new cases are residents living in the community. None are from a long-term care facility. The three new positives bring Cranford's total to 539 since the first reported case on March 17. 

The new fatality is from a long-term care facility, the first reported since the July 14 newsletter, bringing the total to 97. Of the 97, 84 have been residents living in one of Cranford's long-term care facilities, while 13 have been 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).