WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The township had nine additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday morning, according to Mayor Robert Parisi.

This marks the fifth consecutive day that the number of new cases in West Orange has declined. Over the last nine days, the number of new cases per day in the township has averaged 14.7. In the nine-day period prior to that, the average number of new COVID-19 cases per day was 31.7 in West Orange.

The total intake of cases in West Orange is 1,069. There are 781 cases that are classified as "current active cases," and 25 residents remain hospitalized. Four of them are in ICU.

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Of the total cases in West Orange, 465 of them have occurred in the 11 long-term care facilities in the township as of Monday. There have been 84 coronavirus-related deaths in these 11 facilities, according to data posted on Parisi's Facebook page on Tuesday. That represents 63 percent of the total of 133 deaths in West Orange attributed to COVID-19.

Essex County has a total of 14,891 coronavirus cases as of Tuesday morning, with 97 new cases reported since 5 p.m. Monday. There have been 15,675 tests that have come back negative in the county, which means there now have been more negative tests than positive tests in the county since testing for the virus began in March. There have been 1,324 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Essex County.