LINDEN, NJ - COVID-19 numbers are continuously increasing across the state, and things are no different in the City of Linden.

According to the city's COVID-19 Confirmed Case Data, there has been a total of 45 news cases in the city this week.  This brings the total of confirmed cases to 1,607 since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are no additional deaths reported at this time.

Mayor Derek Armstead addressed the recent increase in the City.

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"There's been an uptick throughout the state, not just in Linden," said Armstead. “At this time, I am encouraging residents to continue social distancing and follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines disseminated from the Governor's office.”

Armstead continued, "We have become somewhat complacent after the fall in numbers, well this is the one time we really can't afford to be complacent when it comes to this virus.”

Today, the New Jersey Department of Health reported a total of 218,738 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 229 days ago.  There have been 4,135,796 COVID-19 tests administered in New Jersey.

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 39,787,590, including 1,111,931 deaths, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on Saturday morning, with 8,308,506 cases in the United States and 223,916 deaths.

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