WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The township has 24 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday morning, according to Mayor Robert Parisi.

The total intake of cases in West Orange is 1,019. There are 771 cases that are classified as "current active cases," and 25 residents remain hospitalized. Three of them are in ICU.

"Regrettably there are two additional COVID-19 related deaths to report," Parisi posted on his Facebook page on Friday. "This brings the township total to 121 of our neighbors that have succumbed to the virus. Our sympathies to the families and all those impacted by this virus."

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The total of 24 new cases represents the eighth consecutive day that the number of new cases in a day has been fewer than 30. There were 13 different days in April when the number of new cases in the township exceeded 30 residents.

"Our Health Professionals and Office of Emergency Management Team have now worked more than 1,000 cases, and they are still working around the clock," Parisi said. "The good news is that the number of recovered and closed cases has exceeded 200, and the number of negative tests has now surpassed the number of total confirmed cases."

Essex County has a total of 14,206 coronavirus cases as of Friday morning, with 81 new cases reported since 5 p.m. Thursday. There have been 13,563 tests that have come back negative in the county. There have been 1,241 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Essex County.