WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in West Orange on Tuesday, according to Mayor Robert Parisi. One new death was recorded.
An 88-year-old West Orange resident died from the virus on June 29, but that death was not officially recorded and added to the records until this week. The total number of deaths in the township attributed to the coronavirus to 177.
"Our sympathies to the families and all those impacted by this virus," Parisi said in a post on his Facebook page.
The total intake of cases in West Orange was 1,406. Deaths are included in the "total intake" number and remain "active" until a full investigation is complete. Three township residents were hospitalized with the coronavirus, one of them in intensive care. There were 314 current active coronavirus cases in West Orange. The township reports that there have been 1,018 recovered and closed cases, and a total of 6,240 negative test results.
There have been 18,945 coronavirus cases in Essex County, 1,794 deaths and 90,237 negative test results countywide since the start of the pandemic.