CRANFORD - Mayor Patrick Giblin announced during the Tuesday, April 14 virtual Township Committee meeting that 26 Cranford residents have died from COVID-19. He added that 18 of those fatalities were from three of Cranford's four senior facilities.

Prior to Tuesday, only one fatality due to COVID-19 had been announced. Mayor Giblin previously said that Cranford officials were aware of others, but could not confirm due to the state being backed up and lack of accurate and official information.

As of 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Cranford has 221 confirmed cases of COVID-19. No information has been provided in regard to how many have recovered. 

Residents are reminded to remain vigilant in following the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control, the State of New Jersey, and public health officials when it comes to social distancing, hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and disinfecting common areas. It is the best way to reduce the rapid spread of this virus.