HAWTHORNE, NJ – Hawthorne and her neighbors are, unfortunately, not immune from the coronavirus.  As of March 23, the NJ Department of Health reported 141 positive test results in Passaic County. 

According to the Passaic County Division of Health, as of Saturday, March 21, the TAPinto Hawthorne readership vicinity was as follows:

  • Hawthorne - 1 case.  No further details were available as of the time of this writing. 
  • Prospect Park – 1 case, quarantined at home.
  • Haledon – Two county reports disagreed, with one reporting a single active case while another reported two, occurring March 19 and March 20.
  • North Haledon – no known cases.

Just to the south, the City of Paterson was reporting 18 cases.

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In neighboring Bergen County, the hardest hit in the state, County Executive James Tedesco reported that on Monday, March 23, at 6:00 p.m., there were the following:

  • Glen Rock – 7 cases.
  • Fair Lawn – 27 cases.
  • Wyckoff – 5 cases.
  • Ridgewood – 18 cases.
  • Midland Park – 1 case.

The numbers are subject to change among reporting authorities depending on the time of reporting between local, county, and state health entities.

State and local authorities remind residents to be active in their precautions.  Social distancing, frequent washing of hands, avoiding the ill, and staying home as often as possible are essential practices to slow the spread.

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