Three of the newly reported deaths occurred in April. Wednesday marked the fifth day Westfield had not seen a new case of COVID-19.
WESTFIELD, NJ — Four more people have died from COVID-19, bringing the local death toll to 41, the mayor said Wednesday.
Three of those people died in April, were housed at a long-term care facility and are only now being reported to the town as having lived in Westfield, Mayor Shelley Brindle said. They were two men ages 73 and 62, and a 90-year-old woman, Brindle said.
In addition, an 87-year-old woman from Westfield recently died of coronavirus, Brindle said. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Westfield stood at 274 as of Wednesday evening, Brindle said. It marked the fifth day that the town had not seen new cases reported, according to Brindle.
Across Union County, the number of people to test positive for coronavirus stood at 15,324 people Wednesday with the county reporting 30 new cases, state Health Department figures showed. Union County’s death toll stood at 1,042 people, the figures show.
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