WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano broadcast his last daily video Coronavirus update on June 3, but the data of new COVID-19 positive cases and deaths have continued.  Here is a recap of the numbers since our last update. 

The numbers are from June 19 through June 24 (The Township’s website has not reported COVID numbers since June 24).

Two new deaths were reported for Wayne:

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  • June 19: Zero
  • June 20: Zero
  • June 21: Zero
  • June 22: One
  • June 23: One
  • June 24: Zero

Four deaths were reported in the previous week.

Five deaths were reported in the week before this.

The Township’s total deaths due to COVID-19 is now 179

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There were 11 new positive cases for Wayne reported during this time period

  • June 19: Two
  • June 20: Zero
  • June 21: Zero
  • June 22: Five
  • June 23: Four
  • June 24: Zero

Twenty-six new cases were reported in the previous week.

Twenty-six new cases were reported in the week before this.

Total number of Wayne residents who have tested positive: 1,421

Total number of Wayne residents who have tested negative: 4,500

Positive cases include:

  • Men: 7
  • Women: 4
  • Average Age: 57
  • Age Range: 25 – 95

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Of Note:

Looking at the results of the weekly reports we see a continued decrease in both deaths and new positive cases with a downward slope on the seven-day moving average for positive cases. 

The weekly mandated testing in Wayne’s nursing homes, as well as the free testing offered to Wayne’s four over 55 communites have been happening for over a months and the COVID numbers continue to decrease. This is a sign that the outbreak in long-term care facilities, though not yet over, seems to have been brought under control, which is great news.

Three out of the six days reported were zero-zero days.

Three large gatherings have happened recently in Wayne:

  • The Black Lives Matter protest on June 6 which gathered approximately 900 people together in the parking lot of the Wayne Township Municipal Complex and in a march up and down Valley Road.
  • The student-run Wayne Valley Graduation event on June 18 where approximately 250 people gathered on the Wayne Valley High School football field.
  • The Wayne Summer Concert Series on June 24 where approximately 200 people gathered on the lawn of the Wayne Municipal Complex to listen to a Billy Joel Tribute band.

So far, these events do not seem to have spiked the number of COVID cases in Wayne, though it may be too early to tell regarding the graduation ten days since this writing and the concert that happened four days before this writing.