LIVINGSTON, NJ — According to the latest statistics from the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) on the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths coming out of long-term care (LTC) facilities throughout the state, about 54.5 percent of cases and about 84 percent deaths reported in Livingston on Monday evening were from LTC facilities.

Essex County reported a total of 510 cases and 69 deaths in Livingston on Wednesday afternoon, indicating two new cases and one additional death since Monday’s LTC report.

Below is a breakdown of cases and deaths that were reported from each of Livingston’s five LTC facilities as of Monday—including both residents and staff members who have contracted or died from complications related to COVID-19. Suspected cases were excluded from this list.

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  • Atrium Post Acute Care of Livingston
    Residents: 128 cases, 11 deaths
    Staff: 38 cases, 0 deaths
     
  • Brandywine Assisted Living in Livingston
    Residents: 17 cases, 6 deaths
    Staff: 1 case, 0 deaths
     
  • CareOne at Livingston SNF
    Residents: 41 cases, 8 deaths
    Staff: 21 cases, 0 deaths
     
  • CareOne at Livingston Assisted Living
    Residents: 24 cases, 13 deaths
    Staff: 19 cases, 2 deaths
     
  • Inglemoor Rehabilitation & Care Center
    Residents: 67 cases, 19 deaths
    Staff: 48 cases, 1 death

According to the NJDOH, cluster, outbreak and case investigations are ongoing, meaning that the above information may be incomplete or subject to change.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Essex County has a total of 19,491 cases of COVID-19 and 1,855 deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus.

During his COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy reported the statewide figures, added states to New Jersey's travel advisory and fielded questions about the reopening of schools in the fall.

New Jersey’s travel advisory now includes all but 14 states, mostly in the Northeast, that people can travel to and from without needing to quarantine for 14 days upon entering the Garden State. 

“This goes equally whether you’re a visitor to our state, or a New Jersey resident returning from one of these states," said Murphy.

In response to a reporter’s question, Murphy said he still expects outdoor high school sports to be able to return this fall, but mentioned that schools will likely face additional sports with indoor sports in the winter, such as basketball, wrestling and ice hockey.

Regarding reopening plans for schools in general, the governor reiterated that the circumstances differ between districts. He noted that many face challenges in implementing remote learning as a result of a "digital divide" in communities where some residents can afford home computers and reliable Internet access while others cannot.

According to Murphy, "health, education and equity" remain the three top priorities in battling COVID-19 in the State of New Jersey.

Statewide COVID-19 Statistics as of July 29

The governor reported 489 new positive COVID-19 test results on Wednesday, pushing the statewide cumulative total since March 4 to 180,766.

He also reported a total of 761 patients currently in New Jersey hospitals (361 who were known to be COVID-19 positive and 400 listed as “persons under investigation” pending the return of test results). A total of 116 patients are in either critical or intensive care, and 49 ventilators are in use.

The spot positivity rate for tests from July 25 is 2.42 percent in New Jersey, while the rate of transmission rose to 1.14 after being ... 

According to Murphy, there were also an additional 18 COVID-19 deaths reported on Wednesday, which brings the death toll to 13,923 in New Jersey. Meanwhile, the governor said that the number of “probable deaths” has been lowered to 1,875.

“All of the metrics in our health care system continue to trend positively," he said. "We’re seeing our standing in the national rankings continue to improve. But, we’re not out of the woods yet. We still need to practice personal responsibility and common sense.

“I want to thank each of you for all you are doing, every day, to help us defeat COVID-19. Please don’t let up. Keep wearing your masks and practicing social distancing. Don’t attend any crowded house parties.

“I know it’s been a long four months. But, we cannot become complacent and take irresponsible risks that put our families and communities at risk. We’ve worked too hard to get to where we are now—we can’t slide backward. Keep it up.”

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