Livingston COVID-19 Cases Rise; Township State of Emergency Declared

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Livingston COVID-19 Cases Rise; Township State of Emergency Declared

Since the Livingston Health Department announced the first two cases of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in residents in the township on Wednesday, March 18, the figure had risen to 36 in one week’s time. In Essex County at that time, Wednesday morning, March 25, there were 437 confirmed cases. Based on the last update before press time, from Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday afternoon, there were 3,675 confirmed cases and a total of 44 deaths statewide. Nationally, there were at least 59,502 cases and 804 deaths as of Wednesday morning, and globally, there are more than 435,000 cases and at least 19,625 deaths.

“As expected, more residents are being tested and the Livingston Health Department has reported (more) Livingston residents have now tested positive for COVID-19,” mayor Rudy Fernandez said. The Livingston Health Department is continuing the monitoring process to identify locations and persons with whom the affected individuals had contact.”

 

 

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