WEST ORANGE, NJ -- There have been 22 additional COVID-19 cases in West Orange since Thursday, bringing the West Orange total intake of cases to 886, including 750 active cases, according to Mayor Robert Parisi.

The 22 new cases is less than half the number of new cases that were confirmed Thursday, when 46 new coronavirus cases were announced.

Nineteen township residents remain hospitalized and of them, five are in ICU. There have been 98 recovered and closed cases, and 686 negative tests for the coronavirus in West Orange.

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Three more deaths of West Orange residents attributed to the COVID-19 coronavirus, on April 7, April 8 and April 22.  

"This brings the township total to 98 of our neighbors that have succumbed to the virus," Parisi wrote on his Facebook page. "Our sympathies to the families and all those impacted by this virus."

Across Essex County, there have been 12,115 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Friday at 9 a.m. The county reports 974 deaths that have been associated with the coronavirus. In Essex County, 9,197 COVID-19 tests have come back negative.