SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In his daily email update yesterday afternoon, Springfield Mayor Chris Capodice updated the latest COVID-19 totals for the local, county and state level.

As of yesterday's message, Springfield had three new cases of COVID-19, totaling 209 positive tests  and 13 deaths.

Union County had 190 new cases of COVID-19, and 44 new deaths, totaling 12,188 positive tests and 627 deaths.

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The State of New Jersey currently has 2,887 new cases of COVID-19 and 402 new deaths, bringing the state total number to 113,856 positive tests, and 6,442 COVID-19 related deaths. 

Updated Hospitalization Numbers

  • 6,476 patients are hospitalized – that is level and 1,000 less than this time last week

  • 1,809 are in critical care – this number is also level

  • 1,262 patients are on ventilators

  • 488 admitted to the hospital

  • 419 discharged from the hospital

  • 60 people are in field hospitals

"These numbers are good, but as per the Governor’s remarks yesterday, we need 14 days of steady and sustained declines in ALL numbers to move forward with reopening," Capodice said.

Additionally, Capodice also announced the new Executive Order signed by governor Muprhy regarding the extension of the tax payment period from May 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020.

As he noted, this is an additional 21 days and without interest or penalty. This supersedes any action previously taken by local municipalities. There will be no adjustments or extensions for county or school tax payments.