WEST ORANGE, NJ — On a day when there were six new cases of COVID-19 in West Orange, the township revealed on Saturday that the number of recovered and closed cases of the coronavirus has reached 480.
"There are six additional cases since yesterday, bringing the West Orange total intake of cases to 1,173," West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi posted on his Facebook page. "Fifteen residents remain hospitalized and, of them, three are in ICU."
Of the total intake of 1,173 cases, 636 of them were current active cases. The total number of negative test results in West Orange was 1,523.
Parisi announced the deaths of two more West Orange residents — both of which occurred in April — bringing the total number of fatalities associated with the coronavirus in the township to 154.
"Our sympathies to the families and all those impacted by this virus," Parisi said.
"Another big jump in completely recovered cases in last 24 hours," Parisi added. "Good sign!"
In Essex County, there were 16,151 coronavirus cases as of Saturday morning, an increase of 22 since late Friday. There have been 1,534 deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19. In the county, 23,905 tests for the virus have come back negative.
Statewide, there have been 145,089 cases, an increase of 1,184 overnight, with 10,249 deaths reported, according to the State Department of Health. Saturday was the seventh consecutive day that the daily total of new COVID-19 cases in the state has been under 1,500.