EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — As the numbers continue to come in throughout Essex County during the second wave of COVID-19, Orange and East Orange are being impacted. This past week, positive cases of COVID-19 began to decrease by 55 since the previous week's incline, although the death toll increased. From Feb. 15th — Feb. 21st there was a combined total of 176 new cases (94 in East Orange and 82 in Orange) and 6 deaths.

Residents are encouraged to stay vigilant, stay home as much as possible, stand six feet apart, limit indoor and outdoor gatherings, and wear a mask to keep the numbers in our two towns from increasing. The vaccination process has begun to roll out. The State administered their first round of vaccines here in Essex County at University Hospital in Newark. The County administered their first roll out after the state at Essex County College, also in Newark.  The vaccine is not available to the public yet. Healthcare workers, their support staff, first responders, seniors, those with or existing conditions, and funeral/mortuary workers are first in line. The debate of to vax or not to vax continues. To sign up for the vaccine, visit this site and check out the 100-year-olds who are paving the way. 

Date

East Orange Positive Cases Since Start of Pandemic

East Orange Deaths Since Start of Pandemic

Orange  Positive Cases Since Start of Pandemic

Orange Deaths Since Start of Pandemic

Monday,

Feb. 15, 2021

5,131

265

2,588

118

Tuesday, 

Feb. 16, 2021

5,143

265

2,598

118

Wednesday,

Feb. 17, 2021

5,161

266

2,618

118

Thursday, 

Feb. 18, 2021

5,182

268

2,634

119

Friday, 

Feb. 19, 2021

5,198

268

2,647

119

Saturday,

Feb. 20, 2021

5,212

270

2,653

119

Sunday,

Feb. 21, 2021

5,225

270

2,670

119

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•    The number of infected individuals in any municipality is likely to be much greater than indicated as this data ONLY includes persons who have been tested and whose lab results have been reported in the State’s data system.
•    This data will not match any other report since cases are continually entering the system and local health departments may reassign place of residence as appropriate during their investigations.

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