MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mayor Frank McGehee issued a press release today saying that COVID-19 had taken another Maplewood neighbor.
"We are saddened to report that we lost a resident this weekend who was 76," wrote McGehee. "Our prayers are with the family."
The release also contained Maplewood Public Health Division's cumulative and new numbers for the week of Monday 7/27 through Sunday 8/2. The township now has 27 total deaths, and 339 total cases of COVID-19; this past week saw eight new cases in patients ages 17-54. The total number of recovered cases in Maplewood is up two to 271.
Statewide, confirmed cases stand at 182,350 and Essex County — the third most infected county — has 19,553 confirmed cases.
McGehee offered state aggregate data resources:
https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml. Click under “daily case summary updates.”
https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml Click the Demographics tab.
He reminded residents, "For COVID-19 questions, please call 2-1-1 or our Public Health Division at (973) 762-8120 or visit the Maplewood COVID-19 website: https://www.twp.maplewood.nj.us/covid19." He also noted, "Young adults, please understand the importance of following the isolation and quarantine directions provided by our public health division and stay home if you are sick! We are healthier together by staying apart."
Essex County Testing continues; go towww.essexcovid.org to register for a test today.
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