VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's daily update on Friday showed coronavirus cases in Cedar Grove number 257 with 48 deaths reported, while cases in Verona number 98 with 11 deaths reported. Cedar Grove's Situational Awareness Report notes that 58 percent of the cases in Cedar Grove stem from the five care facilities located in the township.
The number of positive cases for Essex County increased to 12,115 with 974 deaths reported.
According to the state, as of 10 p.m. Wednesday there were 6,847 residents hospitalized due to COVID-19 statewide. 3,589 patients with COVID-19 had been discharged from New Jersey hospitals since Sunday.
*Note from County: This data will not match any other report since cases are continually entering the system and local health departments may reassign place of residence as appropriate during their investigation.
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