SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has reported that 25 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) from April 9-15. The new cases take Summit's cumulative number of cases since the pandemic began to 1,706. There have been 24 COVID-19-related fatalities in Summit.
The 25 cases represent the lowest weekly total of new cases recorded this year. Total case numbers are updated and adjusted weekly following contact tracing interviews.
Relative to the most recent cases, the WRHD reports the following case details:
- Eight (8) cases no known exposure;
- Five (5) cases with positive household contact;
- Five (5) cases unable to contact;
- Three (3) cases remain under investigation;
- One (1) case associated with recent travel;
- One (1) case associated with care at a medical facility; and
- Two (2) cases associated with a religious service.
The age breakdowns is as follows:
- Six (6) cases ages 18 and younger;
- Three (3) cases ages 19 to 24;
- Seven (7) cases ages 25 to 29;
- Two (2) cases ages 30 to 34;
- Two (2) cases ages 40 to 44;
- Two (2) cases ages 45 to 49;
- One (1) case ages 55 to 59;
- One (1) case ages 60 to 64; and
- One (1) case ages 80 to 84.
The City of Summit also reported that, according to health officials, infection activity dropped to a moderate level in Summit, while cities and counties throughout the State of NJ are experiencing another week with a high rate of infection and transmission. New Jersey has dropped to the state with the third highest number of confirmed cases per capita (behind Michigan and Rhode Island).
Statewide and locally, there has been a decrease in reported cases and a decrease in hospitalizations. For the second consecutive week, the number of confirmed cases and fatalities statewide has decreased from 3,694 confirmed cases and 27 fatalities to a daily average of 3,570 confirmed cases and 39 fatalities.
The rate of transmission has also decreased and is now below one percent.
As of April 15 in New Jersey, more than 3.6M residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine (41% of total population), and more than 2.3M residents have been fully vaccinated (26.2% of total population). Statewide vaccination rates are up 7%.
In Union County, the vaccination rate has increased by 46% over last week. 204,884 residents (36.8% of total population) have received one dose of the vaccine, and 119,470 (21.4% of total population) are fully vaccinated.