WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were fewer “current active” cases of COVID-19 recorded in West Orange Tuesday than at any time since March 27, according to Mayor Robert Parisi.
The mayor reported on his Facebook page Tuesday that there were no additional cases or deaths in the township due to the coronavirus overnight. The number of cases termed “current active” stood at 53, the fewest since the second week of spring.
The total intake of cases in West Orange was 1,482. Deaths are included in the "total intake" number and remain "active" until a full investigation is complete. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in West Orange was 185. Two West Orange residents are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, neither of them in intensive care.
There were 141 current active coronavirus cases in West Orange. The township reports that there have been 1,350 recovered and closed cases.
"As we enter the sixth month of this pandemic," Parisi posted Monday, "we have the virus on the run here in West Orange, mostly due to the fact that we continue to take it seriously and continue looking out for and respecting each other. Now is NOT the time to let up. Stay focused. Keep your distance. Small groups. Outdoors, and when none of this is possible, it's very simple. WEAR A MASK."
Essex County reported a total of 19,770 cases of COVID-19 Tuesday. There have been 129,850 negative test results in Essex County. There have been 1,867 deaths in Essex County attributed to the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.