VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's daily update on Saturday showed coronavirus cases in Cedar Grove number 268 with 52 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 12,545 with 1,020 deaths reported.
According to the state, as of 10 p.m. Friday there were 6,722 residents hospitalized due to COVID-19 statewide. An additional 687 COVID-19 patients were discharged from state hospitals to bring the total to 4,276 patients 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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