SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- For the first time in seven months, the number of reported COVID-19 cases in the Township of Scotch Plains has declined, according to data from the Rahway Regional Health Department.

In February, there were 179 positive cases, down significantly from January's figure of 270. One has to look back to October for a figure lower than 179. Since the pandemic began one year ago this week, there have been 1,329 COVID positive cases and 22 deaths in Scotch Plains. 

"We are resuming meetings at Town Hall, and are trying 6:00 p.m. this time, on March 16th.  More public events will be scheduled so long as the numbers continue declining," said Mayor Josh Losardo. "Hopeful everyone gets vaccinated and numbers everywhere continue declining.  All are encouraged to wear masks, stay socially distanced and regularly wash hands."

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