MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Maplewood’s COVID-19 numbers crept up by three cases over the weekend, and South Orange increased by just one case, when comparing this morning’s numbers released by Essex County to those of July 17.

Maplewood’s total positive test caseload is now 327; there are 107 in South Orange. South Orange has had four residents die of COVID-19, and Maplewood has lost 26 residents.

For Essex County, the total positive caseload now stands at 19,190; negative tests now number 103,045. The county has also seen 1,854 deaths.

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The County numbers came with its usual caveat: “The number of infected individuals in any municipality is likely to be much greater than indicated as this data ONLY includes persons who have been tested and whose lab results have been reported in the State’s data system.

“This data will not match any other report since cases are continually entering the system and local health departments may reassign place of residence as appropriate during their investigations.”


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