LIVINGSTON, NJ — One week into 2021, the Township of Livingston has recorded 54 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death attributed to the novel coronavirus—bringing the township’s cumulative totals to 1,219 cases and 82 deaths since March.

Since Dec. 1, the Livingston Health Department has received 323 positive test results and reported eight new COVID-19 deaths among Livingston residents.

According to the most recent data on Livingston’s long-term care (LTC) facilities, there were only two new cases and zero new deaths reported from local LTC facilities in December. From mid-August through the end of December, the LHD has recorded a total of nine new cases and one new death from LTC facilities.

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Based on the LTC data released this week, which does not reflect the 57 cases and one new death reported in January, all but one of the COVID-19 deaths reported since Aug. 1 have been from private residences.

Overall, 24 of the 81 deaths reported as of Jan. 1 were from private residences, indicating that LTC deaths currently account for approximately 70 percent of Livingston’s cumulative total compared to 77 percent at the end of July.

As of Dec. 31, LTC facilities had a cumulative total of 274 cases, or approximately 23.5 percent of the 1,162 total cases reported in Livingston on that day. In early August, when the breakouts at LTC facilities finally began to subside, LTC cases accounted for more than half of Livingston’s cumulative total.

Over the last 14 days, from Christmas Eve through Jan. 7, the township has reported 114 new cases and three new deaths.  

Additional information on the one new death reported this week is not currently available. Livingston residents can view daily COVID-19 updates on the township website BY CLICKING HERE