WEST ORANGE, NJ -- On the same day that Mayor Robert Parisi announced the deaths of three more township residents due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, West Orange on Wednesday released statistics related to the current number of COVID-19 cases while still adhering to strict legal limitations that have been put in place to protect sensitive patient health information.
As of April 22, there have been 809 confirmed COVID-19 cases in West Orange and 89 deaths related to the novel coronavirus, according to Parisi. The three residents who passed away over the last two days were 60, 75 and 77 years old.
According to data updated through Tuesday, 59 percent of the COVID-19 related deaths in West Orange were residents 76 or older. Five percent of the deaths occurred in residents between the ages of 26 and 50. One quarter of the active coronavirus cases in the township are in a long-term care facility. Long-term care facilities account for 52 percent of the West Orange deaths due to the virus.
There are 21 new confirmed COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, bringing the West Orange total of current active cases to 712. There are 19 residents currently hospitalized with the virus, including five in ICU. The ages of the 21 new cases range from 20 to 95.
Across Essex County, there have been 11,305 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday at 9 a.m. The county reports 881 deaths that have been associated with the coronavirus. In Essex County, 8,341 COVID-19 tests have come back negative.
The New Jersey Department of Health released a list of long-term health facilities and the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in each. The West Orange LTH facilities had a total of 132 cases as of Monday:
Daughters of Israel (35 cases)
Alaris Health at West Orange (17)
The Cliffs at Eagle Rock (3)
Green Hill Assisted Living (13)
Complete Care at Summit (11)
Stratford Manor (53)