CRANFORD - Cranford Mayor Patrick Giblin announced during his daily COVID-19 update that Cranford's positive cases have risen to 282, along with 40 fatalities. 

Over the past few days, Cranford received notice of 12 new cases on Saturday, 14 on Sunday, and five on Monday. Of the 40 fatalities, 30 have come from a long-term care facility in town. Mayor Giblin mentioned that three of Cranford's four long-term care facilities have been affected by the virus. 

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).

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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. 

New Jersey had 3,528 new cases on Monday, bringing the state's total to 88,806. There were also 377 new positive cases in Union County, bringing the total to 9,972.