LIVINGSTON, NJ — Halfway through September 2020, the Township of Livingston reported a cumulative total of 534 cases of COVID-19 among Livingston residents since the start of the pandemic and eight new cases since Sept. 1.

As of Wednesday, the Livingston Health Department (LHD) has also documented 72 resident deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus. Despite increased testing nationwide, Livingston’s daily COVID-19 case count remains low, with only 59 new cases reported from June 1 to Sept. 16.

At the height of the pandemic, the Township of Livingston saw an increase of 282 cases during the month of April alone and saw its highest 24-hour increase of 29 new cases on April 14. The township’s five-day rolling case average also remained primarily in the teens throughout the month of April, whereas the five-day average has remained around or below one since early June.

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Although the LHD reported zero new deaths in August after seeing a total of 69 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Livingston at the end of July, it should be noted that this does not mean the three additional deaths have occurred over the last 16 days. As previously reported, diagnosed cases and deaths are not always being reported in real time, particularly with respect to the residency of each case. There is no further information about the three new deaths at this time.

Statewide on Wednesday, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) received 447 new positive COVID-19 test results, bringing the state’s cumulative total since March 4 to 197,792. There were also nine additional COVID-19 deaths reported on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 14,263, including seven in the last five days. The number of probable deaths was revised to 1,791.

The daily positivity rate for COVID-19 tests from Sept. 12 was 2.06 percent, and the statewide rate of transmission is 1.06 as of Wednesday, according to the NJDOH. 

There were also 462 patients in New Jersey hospitals, including 226 who have tested positive for the coronavirus and 236 who are “under investigation” pending the return of test results. Of those patients, 100 were in intensive care and 38 were on ventilators.

Gov. Phil Murphy has also updated the list of states and territories from which travelers to New Jersey are being advised to observe a 14-day self-quarantine period. The list now includes 30 states and U.S. jurisdictions that have been identified as those that have either a positive COVID-19 test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.

The full travel advisory list can be found in the photos above or BY CLICKING HERE

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