SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In the latest update from Springfield Mayor Chris Capodice, he released the latest data on COVID-19 case numbers in town, as well as an update on negotiations to open the municipal pool this Summer.

Since Wednesday July 1st, when the last data update was released, Springfield had 5 new cases of COVID-19, totaling 257 cases and 22 deaths.

Overall, Union County had 48 new cases of COVID-19, totaling 16,455 positive tests and 1,153 deaths. The State of New Jersey had 1,735 new cases of COVID-19 and 174 new deaths, bringing the state total number to 173,402 positive tests, and 13,355 COVID-19 related deaths.

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Updated Hospitalization Numbers

  • 917 patients are hospitalized

  • 210 patients are in critical condition

  • 151 patients are on ventilators

  • 95 discharges

SPRINGFIELD POOL & CAMP UPDATE

Capdice also noted the ongoing status of the Springfield Pool, which has moved forward after an authorization agreement between the township committee and the Summit-Area YMCA.

"The Township Committee signed our side of the agreement with the Summit Y," Capodice said. "The Summit Y has decided to review the agreement again to see if it makes sense for them financially. Initially they believed it would. Then they decided to revisit the numbers. As soon as they approve of the agreement, as a whole, we will update you accordingly."