WEST ORANGE, NJ -- On a day when Essex County and New Jersey as a whole saw big increases in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, West Orange also experienced its biggest one-day spike in almost three weeks.
"It is with sadness that we report six additional COVID-19 related deaths in our community," West Orange Mayor Rob Parisi said on his Facebook page. "This brings the Township total to 95 of our neighbors that have succumbed to the virus. Our sympathies to the families and all those impacted by this virus."
There are 46 additional cases in West Orange since Wednesday, bringing the total intake of cases in the township to 864. Nineteen residents remain hospitalized and, of them, five are in ICU.
There are 758 active coronavirus cases in West Orange, and there have been 643 cases that have come back negative.
Across Essex County, there have been 11,787 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Thursday at 9 a.m., an increase of 234 from late Wednesday. The county reports 928 deaths that have been associated with the coronavirus. In Essex County, 8,701 COVID-19 tests have come back negative.
Statewide, there was an increase of 4,247 new cases overnight, with the statewide death toll now at 5,368, an increase of 305 overnight, according to the State Department of Health. Statewide there have been 100,159 negative test results.