WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The number of additional COVID-19 cases in the township increased by 12 on Wednesday, according to data provided by the township and by Essex County.
There are 733 current active cases of the coronavirus in West Orange, according to Mayor Robert Parisi. Tuesday was the seventh consecutive day that the number of new cases in the township was 12 or fewer.
There have been 148 deaths of township residents attributed to COVID-19. Fourteen West Orange residents remain hospitalized with the virus, four of whom are in ICU.
In Essex County, there were a total of 15,905 coronavirus cases as of Wednesday morning, an increase of 74 since late Sunday. There have been 1,482 deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19.
Statewide, there is a total of 141,560 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 817 overnight, according to the State Department of Health. The three-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases in New Jersey is 1,009, which is the lowest three-day rolling rate in nearly two months. Just one week ago, that three-day average was 1,787. It has come down by close to 44 percent in one week.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced Wednesday that nonessential businesses may reopen for curbside pickup and nonessential construction may resume beginning next Monday morning.