WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County had 1,408 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) as of Monday morning, according to the New Jersey Department of Health, which also reported a total of 117 positive cases in the Township of West Orange.

Of the 117 cases in West Orange, Mayor Robert Parisi reported that 12 are currently hospitalized while the remainder are recovering at home. Two COVID-19 patients from West Orange have officially and completely recovered.

The township reported its first COVID-19-related death on March 27. On behalf of the West Orange community, Parisi said that the “entire township offers prayers and sympathies to the family” of the 79-year-old male, who has not been identified.

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The number of cases in West Orange increased by 30 between Sunday and Monday morning. The ages of West Orange residents affected by the disease currently range from 13 to 97.

A full list of Essex County cases was reported as follows as of 9 a.m. Monday:

  • Belleville: 100 cases, 2 deaths
  • Bloomfield: 83 cases, 2 deaths
  • Caldwell: 12 cases, 0 deaths
  • Cedar Grove: 24 cases, 0 deaths
  • East Orange: 150 cases, 0 deaths
  • Essex Fells: 6 cases, 0 deaths
  • Fairfield: 15 cases, 0 deaths
  • Glen Ridge: 7 cases, 0 deaths
  • Irvington: 125 cases, 1 death
  • Livingston: 84 cases, 2 deaths
  • Maplewood: 49 cases, 0 deaths
  • Millburn: 41 cases, 0 deaths
  • Montclair: 73 cases, 10 deaths
  • Newark: 294 cases, 8 deaths
  • North Caldwell: 11 cases, 0 deaths
  • Nutley: 79 cases, 4 deaths
  • Orange: 75 cases, 1 death
  • Roseland: 17 cases, 1 death
  • South Orange: 18 cases, 0 deaths
  • Verona: 16 cases, 0 deaths
  • West Caldwell: 12 cases, 1 death
  • West Orange: 117 cases, 1 death

In addition to the 1408 positive COVID-19 cases reported in Essex County, a total of 1,546 tests have also come back negative.

Anyone wishing to be tested must meet specific testing criteria, which includes a fever of at least 99.6 degrees and respiratory symptoms of shortness of breath.