WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano sent a video update on the COVID cases in Wayne.  As of 4:00pm on Friday, March 20 there are now nine positive cases.

“This is no longer far away,” said Vergano. “Since cases in our community are growing. Its now even more important than ever to practice social distancing, follow hygiene guidance from the CDC and NJ Dept of Health.”

The Mayor advised: “Do not assume, that just because you are young, that you do not need to be concerned. If you get it now and require medical attention you will contribute to the strain on our healthcare system.”

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The four new cases reported:

  • 21-year-old Male
  • 25-year-old Male
  • 45-year-old Female
  • 33-year-old Female

Five cases reported as of yesterday:

  • 71-year-old female who is currently in the hospital
  • 48-year-old female caring for herself at home
  • 25-year-old female caring for herself at home
  • 58-year-old male caring for herself at home
  • 87-year-old female caring for herself at home

The Mayor is not allowed by law to reveal names or addresses of any of these coronavirus victims.

“If you came in contact with any of these people, you will receive a phone call from one of our public nurses,” said Vergano.

For more, the video is attached to this article.