VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's daily update on Wednesday showed coronavirus cases in Cedar Grove number 281 with 56 deaths reported, while cases in Verona number 102 with 11 deaths reported. Cedar Grove's Situational Awareness Report notes that 59 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 13,561 with 1,143 deaths reported.
According to the state, as of 10 p.m. Tuesday there were 6,289 residents hospitalized due to COVID-19 statewide. An additional 613 COVID-19 patients were discharged from state hospitals on Tuesday to bring the total to 5,788 patients discharged from New Jersey hospitals since April 19.
*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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