Coronavirus Information Update
Posted: April 21, 2020
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Thank you for your continued support and patience. Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.
As of today: 92,387 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 4,435 cases in Morris County; 8 new cases in Randolph, bringing total to date to 215.
Of the 215 cases: 38 households have more than one individual; 15 individuals are currently hospitalized; 75 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.
Unfortunately our community has lost a total of 14 individuals; our thoughts and prayers continue for their families. The families have requested that no further information be released.
Included in the numbers above: 19 of the cases and 9 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 5 of the 15 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.
All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
On April 20, the state established a new summary providing specific information on long term care facility cases and fatalities. The summary can be found on the state Department of Health website. Please note that the fatality information included on the state website includes those which were not confirmed by laboratory testing. Additionally, the case and fatality information listed on the site was self-reported by the facilities, and is not from a verified state database and may not reflect real-time data. As a result, the information on the state site does not correspond with the long term care case and fatality information the township has been releasing to date, which is more current and includes only those verified by laboratory confirmed test.
Morris County Sheriff James Gannon reported that fatal overdoses in Morris County are up by 38 percent this year over the same 14-week time frame in 2019. He urges residents to reach out to Hope One at 973.590.0300 if they need assistance or resources.