SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In his most recent email to township residents, Springfield Mayor Chris Capodice confirmed that a fifth COVID-19 case in town had been discovered.

Springfield ends the work week with the five confirmed cases, but as Capodice stressed, more cases will be discovered. However, he noted that it does not mean infections and community spread are increasing, but rather that existing cases are being detected.

"An increase in positive cases are to be anticipated, based upon the tremendous increase of testing for the virus," Capodice said. "Since this virus has been defined as a pandemic, it means that communities will have more positive virus tests and that will help attract the data which is so important to help to determine trends within the community our county and New Jersey."

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He also asked residents to follow the practices of social distancing, washing hands, covering their coughs, not touching their face or eyes, and when sick, staying home.

Additionally, he announced that starting this Monday, March 23, jitney service in town is suspended until further notice.

Check out a replay of the Facebook live COVID-19 Q and A from earlier this week: