HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin announced Wednesday that there are now two local residents with a presumptive positive diagnosis of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Martin made the announcement during a radio broadcast to update the public on the current public health crisis.
Martin said that the two individuals are a 48-year-old male and a 28-year-old female. Both individuals are currently at-home self-isolating and not hospitalized. No other information about these individuals or how they may have contracted the virus is currently available.
"Our local Health Department is in the process of doing contact investigations with those two individuals," said Martin. "The Health Department received the information about them this morning; and they will be reaching out to those individuals to get the names and information of people they were in direct contact with.
"Once we get the names and contact information of anybody who those individuals were in direct contact with, our health department will be reaching out to those individuals to do a screening," added Martin. "A screening will first identify them, confirm the direct contact, and ask if they are exhibiting any symptoms."
Martin said that they "always knew that it was a matter of when and not if" there would be cases in Hamilton Township as the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow. There are other pending cases of individuals awaiting coronavirus tests that may take several days for results, and other residents who are self-isolating out of a caution that they may have been in direct contact with infected individuals.
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