LINDEN, NJ - As of Wednesday, city officials have received notice of 6 new deaths, bringing the Linden total to 42, according to the city's COVID-19 live Google document.

Mayor Derek Armstead wrote in a post on his Facebook page, "To date a total of 42 people ranging in ages 48 to 93 have lost their lives in our town. The evidence is now clear that these deaths are mostly individuals older than 60 years of age already living with disabilities and or with underlying medical conditions."

Officials also announced that the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city is 38, bringing the total to 929.  

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In Union County there is a total of 10,484 confirmed cases and 481 have resulted in death.

In New Jersey, there is a total of 95,865 confirmed cases, an increase of 3,478 overnight.  The statewide death toll is now at 5,063, an increase of 310 overnight, according to the State Department of Health. 

Anyone in the city with concerns about the coronavirus is asked to call the Linden Board of Health Office at 908-474-8420 or email

For emergencies COVID-19 related emergencies, call the emergency hotline at 1-800-222-1222.

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