SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains and its health department along with our County, State and Federal health agencies are closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak.

According to the latest figures on the Scotch Plains Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information page, 155 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and, sadly, seven of those individuals have died.

Mayor Al Smith reports that he puts a candle in his window for every Scotch Plains resident lost to the disease.

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"Remembering the seven souls that we’ve lost in Scotch Plains to the coronavirus," Mayor Smith wrote on his Facebook page. "Please keep these souls and all the 155 residents of Scotch Plains who have tested positive so far for the coronavirus in your thoughts and your prayers."

Union County has reported 8,959 positive test results, including 356 deaths.

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