VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's daily update on Thursday showed coronavirus cases in Cedar Grove number 304 with 71 deaths reported, while cases in Verona number 103 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 13,829 with 1,196 deaths reported.
According to the state, as of 10 p.m. Wednesday there were 6,137 residents hospitalized due to COVID-19 statewide. An additional 514 COVID-19 patients were discharged from state hospitals on Wednesday to bring the total to 6,924 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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