COVID-19 Update: Livingston Officials Offer Case Breakdown

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Livingston Officials Offer Case Breakdown
Livingston Officials Offer Case Breakdown
Livingston Officials Offer Case Breakdown

As of Tuesday afternoon, July 28, the Essex County health department has reported that a total of 511 Livingston residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the first case was recorded in mid-March. 68 of those residents have died as a result of the virus.

Compared to the same time last week, that is 10 more cases, and no additional deaths. While this marks the highest weekly surge in several weeks, numbers have moved up and down, around 500 cases and the high 60s for deaths, as individuals have been recategorized into their hometowns. The outbreak in Livingston has, generally, leveled off and been relatively flat for the past few weeks. However, cases appear to be slowly rising, which is consistent with the statewide trends.

“It is important for us all to continue to work together, so we can get through this together, hopefully sooner rather than later,” mayor Rudy Fernandez said. “We still need to be vigilant locally, hyper-locally in our own homes. We still need to remember to do the right things. Wash your hands, wear face coverings, and socially distance.”

 

 

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