WAYNE, NJ – In his daily coronavirus update, Wayne Mayor Chris Vergano asked once again for prayers for the residents of Wayne.
After announcing thirteen more positive cases, bringing the total cases in Wayne to ninety-three, Vergano said: “Today is Sunday and no one is going to any church or temple services. This would be a good day to take a few moments, if you are inclined, to pray for all those that are afflicted by this virus. We still have three of our own residents in the hospital and many others across the world.”
According to Vergano, the state of New Jersey only reports positive test results, so we do not have information on how many Wayne residents have actually taken the test and have had negative results. The Mayor did say that the testing at the Passaic County testing facility at William Paterson is running at about 45% positive.
“If you know anyone in the health field,” began Vergano, then paused, re-thinking his next statement. “I would say to give them a hug but that would be totally inappropriate.”
Vergano continued: “Those in the health field have been working multiple shifts and multiple hours to take care of the rest of us, so if you are related to any of them or know any of them tell them ‘thank you’ on behalf of all of us.”
The Mayor’s updates have consistently included the message to stay six-feet apart and to keep children from congregating.
“This is a very serious issue and people are not taking it serious enough,” said Vergano. “Our playgrounds are closed. If you don't understand what the word ‘closed’ means call me call the Township.”
The new positive cases:
- 76-year-old female
- 40-year-old male
- 85-year-old female
- 64-year-old male
- 59-year-old female
- 58-year-old male
- 32-year-old female
- 28-year-old female
- 69-year-old male
- 57-year-old female
- 49-year-old male
- 58-year-old female
- 78-year-old female
“These are our neighbors,” said the Mayor. “These are the people we have to worry about.”
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