CRANFORD - Cranford Mayor Patrick Giblin announced Saturday afternoon that officials received notice of 14 new cases of COVID-19 in town, bringing Cranford's total to 44.

New Jersey had 2,289 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total to 11,124. There were also 132 new positive cases in Union County, bringing the total to 742.

"While this spike is alarming, it is not unexpected as private testing and test sites expanded this week," said Mayor Giblin. "These numbers will continue to increase in the short term as testing expands. Please remain vigilant - stay home, practice social distancing if you must go out and wash your hands."

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).