WESTFIELD, NJ — The town received confirmation of 11 new COVID-19 cases, Mayor Shelley Brindle said in an update Saturday afternoon.

Of these, nine are people between the ages of 18 and 21 and two are between 22 and 25, she said. Three have been traced to attendance at parties, while the remaining are still under investigation.

“This makes 28 cases since June 30, and the fifth highest day total since our first case was confirmed on 3/14,” Brindle wrote.

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Brindle had predicted the rise in reported cases in her update Friday night.

“To reiterate what I said yesterday, if you feel you have been exposed, please do two things: Get tested, and begin to self-quarantine immediately for 14 days. It’s important to do both,” Brindle wrote.

“I hope this spike serves as a reminder that we all have a responsibility to remain vigilant to mitigate community spread,” she wrote. “Wash your hands. Keep a safe distance. Wear a face covering. Working together, we can get this genie back in the bottle.”

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