CRANFORD - The Township of Cranford Mayor Patrick Giblin, the Health Department and Office of Emergency Management today received notice from the State Department of Health CDRSS System that there is a confirmed positive test for an adult residing in Cranford.

According to the release, the individuals that were in contact with the positive patient have been identified and the individual is self-isolating. The positive patient was in contact a total of 11 individuals, five of whom are Cranford residents. All Cranford residents that were on the contact list have been called and followed up with and informed to self-quarantine. The Health Departments where the other individuals live have been notified for their follow-up.

In addition, there may be an additional pending case. Details will be available tomorrow as officials have limited information at this moment. It's expected that there will be some additional cases over the next several days and weeks.

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Following the standard protocols that have been published and discussed with social distancing, covering coughs and washing hands and individuals self-quarantining will help to reduce the rapid spread of this virus. With each community and county within the State conforming to proper public health practices, the curve for this disease should be kept at the lowest possible point.

This is a developing story. TAPinto Cranford will provide updates as more information becomes available.