PLAINFIELD, NJ — According to a press release from Mayor Adrian O. Mapp's office on Thursday, there are two new COVID-19 cases in Plainfield, bringing the total number of reported confirmed cases to 2,391 since the start of the pandemic. There are also a total of 113 fatalities.

The mayor's newsletter Wednesday noted, to date, 59% of COVID-19 deaths in the Queen City were male, and 41% were female. Among those 113 deaths, 40 were Black/African-American, and 20 were White. There were 43 deaths among those who were of Hispanic/Latino origin or descent.

For those who want to be tested for coronavirus, free testing will be available to residents on Tuesday, August 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Gerald Green Plaza, 200 West Second Street. To schedule an appointment, call 908-518-4307, or visit www.ucnj.org/walkup.

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A free COVID-19 and antibodies testing opportunity will be available to Plainfield Public Schools teachers, parents, students and employees on Thursday, August 27, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The testing is in partnership with Interfaith Urgent Care, a non-profit community service organization in New Jersey, and the City of Plainfield.

A photo I.D. and mask are required, and children under 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bring an insurance card if you have one; if you do not have insurance, Interfaith Urgent Care will cover the cost. Testing will take place at in the parking lot of Plainfield High School, 950 Park and Stelle avenues. Register Here. A photo ID is required.

 

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