UPDATE, Saturday, March 21, 7:30pm: There are now 363 “presumptive positive” cases of COVID-19 impacting 63 municipalities identified in the County by the New Jersey Department of Health as of Saturday, March 21, Bergen County Executive James Tedesco announced Saturday night.
“I support the steps announced by the Governor in his latest Executive Order as we continue to fight this deadly virus in the hardest hit county – Bergen County,” said Tedesco. “When we implemented measures to fight COVID-19 two weeks ago, we knew that we had to take aggressive action to protect our residents. The Governor’s actions will help slow the rapid spread of COVID-19 here in Bergen and flatten the curve statewide.”
* indicates the updated numbers according to the Bergen County Executive on Saturday night.
NEWARK, NJ -The latest new positive cases of COVID-19 were announced at Governor Phil Murphy's Saturday afternoon press conference from Rutgers University's campus in Newark.
State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli reported 113 new cases and two deaths in Bergen County. She said the deaths were a male in his 40's and a male in his 90's.
Bergen County now has a total of 363 cases, the largest number in the state.
Locally, several towns in the area have registered positive cases according to Bergen County Executive James Tedesco. Wood-Ridge Borough Administrator Christopher Eilert confirmed a third case in the borough. There is one case in Hasbrouck Heights, the borough's first, according to Tedesco. (TAPinto has reached out to borough officials for additional information.)
Area with towns/cases are as follows:
East Rutherford: 1
Hasbrouck Heights 1
Little Ferry: 3
Rochelle Park: 1
South Hackensack: 2*
Statewide, 442 new cases were reported, with new 5 deaths. Statewide, there are 1,327 presumptive positive cases and 16 deaths in total as of Saturday afternoon, per the health commissioner.
Murphy said he expects the increase to rise some because of community spread and the increase in testing throughout the state.
"The people of New Jersey must stay home, I keep saying it," Bergen County Executive James Tedesco told the public at a press conference Friday afternoon. "The only reason people should be going out is if they have a critical need. That's it. If they do that, we will slow this down."
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