WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano gave his daily coronavirus update and announced a large jump in the number of positive cases. 

“We expected the numbers to increase, especially now that more residents are tested,” he said. “So this is whay we see a pretty big spike in our numbers today.”

Vergano then announced twenty-four new positive cases for coronavirus in Wayne bringing the Town’s total to eighty positive cases.

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Only three of these positive cases are being treated in hospitals.  The rest are being treated at home.

"The police department is keeping a special watch on the general public that are still not practicing stay six-feet away from each other,” said Vergano. “Today it’s raining out, so I’m happy because that will keep most people at home, and that is a good thing. It’ll keep the kids in the house and that is very important.”

In each of his videos, Vergano has stressed social distancing and this video was no different. “I know I said six-feet’ seventeen times during this video, but I can’t stress it enough,” he said. “We can only get through this if we work together, and we will get through this.”

Mayor Vergano had a special message for the Wayne’s first responders: “I want to take a moment and thank the members of the Wayne Memorial first Aid Squad, our volunteers in the five Wayne Fire Companies, the members of our Health Department and the Police Department who have just been extraordinary during this crisis.”

To watch the entire video, click here: https://www.waynetownship.com/message-from-the-mayor.html

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