TRENTON, NJ – State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli reported at Gov. Phil Murphy's daily press conference today that there are 935 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the state and seven more deaths. That raises the state total to 2,844 positive cases and 27 deaths. She said the numbers will undoubtedly rise as the state’s capacity to test increases. 

Union County has 189 cases, the sixth highest of New Jersey’s 21 counties.  Bergen County shows the highest incidence of positive COVID-19 cases with 609, followed by Essex County with 273.  Salem and Cumberland Counties each have one case, and Cape May County has two cases.

Scotch Plains did not report any new cases today, according to Mayor Al Smith. Fanwood was notified by the Westfield Regional Health Department of two new Fanwood cases, according to Mayor Colleen Mahr. Both are men, ages 42 and 51. The cases are unrelated to each other, neither reported contact with a known case, and both are recovering at home. In nearby Plainfield, Mayor Adrian Mapp announced that the total in his city now stands at 12 cases. Mapp said that in an effort to discourage young people from congregating in the city's parks, hoops from basketball courts have been removed.

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Union County opened its testing center at Kean University on Monday. The testing site at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel opened at 8:00 a.m. but had to turn away many after it met its capacity for testing.

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