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January 22, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ - County residents have an additional free county-run COVID-19 testing site available to them since a new location in Plainfield opened on Tuesday — one among a series a ways for people to get tested for the virus. The newest site, on Park Avenue, offers both rapid nasal tests and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - There have now been 444 cases of COVID-19 confirmed by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) in Summit so far this January, based on information released today by the City of Summit. Seventy-five (75) cases were confirmed from January 14-20, 41 percent (31 cases) of which ...

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SUMMIT, The Westfield Regional Health Department will host a COVID-19 vaccine and booster clinic for individuals 12-years-of-age and older on January 22 at Summit High School. Open to the public and accepting walk-ins, the clinic will run from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The clinic will offer Pfizer, ...

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GALLOWAY, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday anyone who has a job in a high-risk congregate setting such as a health care, long-term care or correctional facility will have to be vaccinated for COVID-19. The governor made the announcement as he visited a new federal COVID-19 testing facility ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The State of New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission (RT), the measurement of how much the virus is spreading, fell below 1.0 on Tuesday to 0.96.  An RT number below 1.0 means the outbreak is on the decline, with every infected person spreading COVID-19 to fewer than one additional ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission (RT) now stands at 1.02, a drop of almost a full point since the January 1 metric of 1.92.  An RT metric of more than 1.0 means that COVID-19 is still spreading, but the lower the number indicates that an infected person is spreading the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey's State Department of Health reported 14,048 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the second consecutive day that new daily statewide cases dipped below 15,000. The Rate of Transmission (RT), which measures how much the virus is spreading, is now at 1.09, a significant drop ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey State Department of Health (NJDOH) reported 14,692 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the third time in 2022 there have been fewer than 20,000 new cases in a day. The state reported 121 new deaths from COVID-19. A total of 5,671 people are in New Jersey's hospitals with ...

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NEW JERSEY – New Jersey's Department of Health reported Friday that the COVID-19 Rate of Transmission (ROT) has lowered again. The ROT measures how much the COVID-19 virus is spreading. On Friday, it sits at 1.21. A total of 5,835 people are in New Jersey hospitals with COVID-19, down 98 from ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A total of 188 positive confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Summit were recorded from January 7-13, according to information compiled by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) and released by the City of Summit. The newly-confirmed cases brings Summit's January total to 369 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey State Department of Health (NJDOH) confirmed 20,338 new positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday.  The state also confirmed 117 new fatalities. According to the NJDOH, nearly six thousand (5,933) people are in New Jersey's hospitals with COVID-19. New Jersey had been ...

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TRENTON, NJ - For the first time in 2022, there are fewer than 20,000 new daily COVID-19 in New Jersey. The New Jersey State Department of Health confirmed 19,454 new cases on Wednesday. In addition, 103 new COVID-19 deaths were reported. The Rate of Transmission, which measures how much the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Health reported 21,483 additional cases of COVID-19 and 142 more deaths on Tuesday. The state has been over 20,000 new cases daily every day for two weeks. The state's rate of transmission Tuesday is 1.41, down from 1.92 on New Year's Day.  Anything over ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey State Department of Health says 21,691 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in New Jersey on Monday (January 10). The state also confirmed 29 more deaths.  More than 6,000 people are in New Jersey hospitals with COVD-19. It's the 13th-straight day over 20,000 new ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The state confirmed another pandemic-high of new COVID-19 cases on Friday, with the State Department of Health reporting 33,459 new cases - the tenth-straight day over 20,000. In addition, 63 additional deaths were confirmed, and 5,621 people are in New Jersey hospital with COVID-19, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit saw 1,079 cases of COVID-19 confirmed by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) in the month of December, a monthly record and more than four times the number of cases added in any single month of the pandemic. Through the first six days of January 2022, ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey State Department of Health is confirming 27,404 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday - the ninth-straight day of more than 20,000 new cases. In addition, on Thursday, the Health Department said 106 more New Jerseyans have died from the virus. The number of people with ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey State Department of Health reported a pandemic-high.31,391 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, and 58 new deaths. A total of 5,464 people with COVID-19 are in New Jersey's hospitals - the highest number in more than 18 months. State leaders say they were preparing for ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Atlantic Health System medical centers will host seven blood drive events this January, including a January 31 event at Overlook Medical Center in Summit. The blood drives will take place on the dates / times noted and at the following locations: January 10, from 10 a.m.

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TRENTON, NJ - The State Department of Health reported 25,277 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, the seventh-straight day of more than 25,000 new cases in New Jersey.  79 new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported. A total of 5,155 people are in New Jersey hospitals with COVID-19. Many New Jersey ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy says the in-school mask mandate, which was set to expire on January 11, will continue.  He also is asking the state legislature to extend his COVID-19 emergency powers.  That comes as the State Department of Health announced 20,428 new positive cases and 12 new ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Phil Murphy's office has confirmed that New Jersey's First Lady, Tammy Murphy, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Governor's office says the First Lady is vaccinated, boosted and is asymptomatic. The Governor and the rest of the Murphy family have tested ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health is reporting 29,740 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, another new daily record.  It's the fourth consecutive day the state has seen more than 20,000 new cases (see chart below). The CDC COVID-19 testing facility is now open in East Orange. It will be ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The State Department of Health reported 28,512 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, another pandemic record, surpassing the 27,975 new cases reported Thursday. Thirty-seven (37) COVID-19 deaths were reported on Friday. Starting tomorrow, January 1, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The State Department of Health has confirmed 27,975 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, another new pandemic record. Yesterday, the state added 20.483 new cases, a record high at the time. On Wednesday, the state also announced 34 additional COVID-19 deaths. The State and Centers for ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit added 245 confirmed cases of COVID-19 from December 23-29, as reported by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD). The latest cases take Summit's December monthly total to 533 cases, a record total and more than double the next-highest monthly total of ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The State Health Department reported 20,483 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a high for the pandemic. The previous high was 16,626 new cases on Christmas Day. On Wednesday, the state reported 50 new virus-related deaths. The number of people in the hospital from the virus is 3,273 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The State Department of Health reported 11,889 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with 48 additional deaths from the virus.  Five of the past six days have seen at least 10,000 new cases. The rate of transmission, which is an indication of whether the virus is shrinking or growing, has ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 8,831 new COVID-19 cases Monday, with 9 more deaths. The number is roughly half of the 16,626 new cases reported on Christmas Day, which is a pandemic high. On Monday, Governor Phil Murphy, along with other members of the National Governors ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Increased demand for COVID-19 tests has led the County of Union to add an additional testing opportunity on December 29. Any Union County resident can make an appointment at any testing clinic run by Union County, free of charge. Union County operates two free COVID-19 test ...

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