WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were three additional cases of COVID-19 reported in West Orange on Sunday, according to Mayor Robert Parisi.
The total intake of cases in West Orange was 1,334, with two additional deaths reported on Sunday. Deaths are included in the "total intake" number and remain "active" until a full investigation is complete. The two deaths added to the West Orange total were from April and May. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in West Orange was 168.
Thirteen residents were hospitalized with the coronavirus, and, of them, four were in intensive care. There were 467 current active coronavirus cases in West Orange. The township reports that there have been 797 recovered and closed cases.
"Our sympathies to the families and all those impacted by this virus," Parisi said in a post on his Facebook page Sunday. "Wishing everyone impacted by this a speedy recovery! Enjoy the nice weather, but stay smart: wear a mask!"
In 10 of the last 11 days, the increase in the amount of new coronavirus cases in West Orange has been less than five.
Essex County reported a total of 18,055 cases of COVID-19 Sunday. There have been 49,621 negative test results in Essex County. There have been 1,706 deaths in Essex County attributed to the coronavirus.
In New Jersey, an additional 271 coronavirus cases Sunday brought the total in the state to 164,164, according to the state Department of Health. The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized as of late Friday was 1,769, 113 fewer than the day before. The number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations statewide has fallen by more than 28 percent over the last week.