NUTLEY, NJ - The Thursday morning report from the County of Essex shows an increase of cases across the county and Township of Nutley.

In Nutley, the county report shows 301 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus. In the April 15 report from the Nutley Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the total was 291. The OEM report also indicated that 23 residents had lost their battle with the virus. Township of Nutley COVID-19 April 15, 2020

The county report, issued at 9 a.m. Thurs. Apr. 16, shows 9126 cases in the county and 640 deaths. Statewide there are 71.030 cases and 3156 deaths.

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TAPinto Nutley will report the latest figures from the state after this afternoon's press conference with Gov. Phil Murphy. The OEM report will be shared when made available.

While state officials were happy to report that social distancing measures are flattening the curve, Murphy emphasized the state’s model is still to “plan for the worst and hope for the best.” He pleaded with residents to continue to keep their guard up and not take the first sign of good news as a go-ahead to return to life as normal. 

“If everybody right now — please, God, don’t do this — if everybody just started going out and going about their regular business, we would know within 24 hours and the models would blow up.” 

Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, TAPinto Nutley is teaming up with other local businesses to present 'Taste of Nutley - A Celebration of Food Crafters and Restaurateurs.' Nutley Businesses Join Forces to Present 'Taste of Nutley' Thursday thru Sunday We're encouraging everyone to step away from the stove and support our local businesses. Restaurants and food crafters that are participating will be featured in our Food and Drink section. Any food establishment in town can participate, for free, send us an email at Nutley@TAPinto.net with your menus, hours, and all the delicious details. 

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