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Health & Wellness

July 3, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - Due to the ongoing pandemic, it had been three years since Overlook had celebrated its standout team members at their annual 'Excellence Awards'. Recently, however, they were able to gather once again, demonstrating pride in their accomplishments and even stronger after a hard-fought ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County residents are advised that -- five months after their previous shot -- Children ages 5 to 11 are eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot, which is available free of charge at County COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Roselle and Plainfield. Specific vaccination ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, launched 'Overlook Ahead', a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Celebrating 60 years of always being there for Summit residents in need of assistance, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (SVFAS) is now actively recruiting new members to join its team. Squad members include men and women of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds, all of whom ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit's COVID case total in April was 92 percent higher that the previous month, with the Westfield Regional Health Department reporting 269 cases of the virus during the month. There were 140 cases reported in March, and there have now been 4,684 cases confirmed in Summit since ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - PATHWAYS, a cancer support program of The Connection, will host a free workshop -- 'Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle for Cancer Survivors' -- on May 18, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Facilitated by oncology dietitian Johannah Sakimura, MD, RD, CSO, the PATHWAYS / Overlook Medical Center joint ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) has issued a Summit COVID-19 case and vaccination update for the month of March, a summary which shows an uptick in total cases and cases per day in the City of Summit. There were 140 confirmed cases of the virus in Summit during the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  Gov. Phil Murphy has tested positive for COVID-19. Murphy took a rapid antigen test this afternoon that came back positive. A PCR test that followed also test came back positive, according to a statement from Communications Director Mahen Gunaratna. Murphy is currently ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection will host a free, two-part Mind / Body Healing workshop with Level 3 Reiki Master, Dawn Coyle on the next two Saturdays -- March 12 and 19 -- from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Participants are welcome to join one or both parts of the series, which includes: Returning to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In what it states is its final COVID-19 update -- unless a health emergency is reinstated -- the City of Summit announced that there were 851 cases of COVID-19 in January and 107 in February, based on information supplied to the City by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD).

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Spring Grove Rehabilitation and Health Care Center celebrated its newly renovated facility with a ribbon cutting and reception on February 24.  "Roughly four years ago we arrived to quaint and beautiful New Providence, New Jersey with a big vision for investment, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit's January COVID-19 case numbers have been revised by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) and now reflect a sharp increase in confirmed cases of the virus in Summit this month. According to the WRHD -- and per information released by the City today -- ...

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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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