CRANFORD - 34 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Cranford since March 31, according to the Township of Cranford. Currently, there are 70 active cases in town.

The 34 new positives bring Cranford's total to 1,388 since the first reported case on March 17, 2020. With no new fatalities, the total remains at 109. Of the 109, 84 were residents living in one of Cranford's long-term care facilities, while 25 were residents living in the community.

"As of noon today, our Active Case count has risen to 70," said Cranford officials. "More people are being vaccinated but we cannot let down our guard even though we have more interaction with people. We are still dealing with a serious Pandemic that includes new variants.

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Please continue to use good judgement, wear a mask, keep a safe distance, wash hands. Get tested and get the vaccine. We can slow down the spread in our own community with a little extra effort."

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).

Testing and contact tracing remain critically important in slowing the spread. Cranford residents have convenient access to a mobile test site in Library parking lot.