SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Westfield Regional Board of Health reports that as of Wednesday, Fanwood's total COVID cases is 69, which means the borough has an infection rate of less than 1%.
"Some of you have been asking for a better context on the Fanwood cases of COVID-19, which I am happy to share," said Mayor Colleen Mahr. "Fanwood residents with COVID-19 range in age from 22 to 99 years of age; split 50/50 between men and women. Of the 69 infected as of April 23, there have been nine deaths."
"Seven of those who succumbed to the coronavirus were residents at The Chelsea on South Ave. The Board of Health and NJ DOH are both in regular contact with the management of The Chelsea and are overseeing their systems of resident care and social distancing," Mayor Mahr added. "I am in daily contact with state, county, and local officials regarding all things COVID and have been impressed by their diligence and responsiveness. The state, in conjunction with locals, is currently working on long-term testing and contact-tracing protocols."
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The latest figures from Scotch Plains are 201 total cases and nine deaths due to the coronavirus, according to the township's COVID-19 information page.
Union County currently has a total of 12,380 confirmed cases. On Wednesday, Gov. Murphy reported that the state of New Jersey had another 2,481 new COVID-19 positive test results, bringing the statewide total to 116,264. The death toll in the state is 6,077.
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