SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In an email update yesterday afternoon, Springfield mayor Chris Capodice announced the deaths of two more township residents from COVID-19.

In the email, Capodice said that one man in his 40s and one woman in her 80s had both passed away within the last few days. Both victims had underlying health conditions that exacerbated their cases of coronavirus.

Additionally, as of yesterday's message, Springfield had six new cases of COVID-19, alongside the two new deaths, totalling 96 positive tests and 3 deaths.

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Union County had 457 new cases of COVID-19, and 18 new deaths, totaling 4,358 positive tests and 95 deaths. The State of New Jersey currently had 3,361 new cases of COVID-19 and 232 new deaths, bringing the state total number to 44,416 positive tests, and 1,232 COVID-19 related deaths.

The increase in positive test results correlated with an increase in testing. Statistics from the governor's office on the fatalities are as follows:

  • Gender:
    • 60% male
    • 40% female
  • Age:
    • 1% under 30 years of age
    • 6% between 30 years and 49 years
    • 16% between 50 years and 64 years
    • 32% between 65 years and 79 years
    • 45% over 80 years
  • Race:
    • 33% White
    • 12% African America/Black
    • 2% Asian
    • 7% Other

Governor Phil Murphy has declared the following:

  • Emergency declaration will be extended 30 days
  • All state and local parks will be closed indefinitely at sundown yesterday
  • School standardized testing has been canceled/exempted
  • Police and Fire retirees can return, with no pension penalty, to help support local efforts