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Health & Wellness

January 3, 2022

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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TRENTON, NJ - For the fourth straight day, New Jersey is reporting a record number of new COVID-19 cases.  The State Department of Health confirms 16,626 new cases on Saturday, December 25.  The past three days have all seen more than 15,000 new COVID-19 cases. Some travelers with flights out of ...

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NEW JERSEY — The state has recorded 15,482 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, a sharp increase from the nearly 10,000 reported on Wednesday.  It's the second straight day the state has broken a record for most new positive cases. The State Health Department confirmed 33 more deaths. The new positive ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has released information from the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) reporting an estimated 176 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Summit from December 16-22. It is likely that cases may be underreported for this time period, as the statewide reporting system ...

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NEW JERSEY — On Tuesday, the state reported 34 new COVID-19 deaths and 6,840 new confirmed cases – the sixth straight day over 6,000. According to the State Department of Health, Bergen County reported 667 new confirmed cases and another 277 probable cases. Here are the five New Jersey ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center recently marked the completion the Hersh Children’s Center, a newly-built facility that centralizes the hospital’s pediatric emergency and inpatient services in one convenient, family-friendly space. The Hersh Children’s Center is ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Exactly half of the 44 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Summit from December 10-15 are persons age 18 and younger. Twenty-one of the cases are individuals age 11 and younger. The new cases, as confirmed by the Westfield Regional Heath Department (WRHD) and reported by the City of ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A Monmouth County man has become the second person in New Jersey testing positive for the COVID-19 omicron variant, according to the state Department of Health. The man, who was fully vaccinated and recently received the booster, became ill on November 24 after attending Anime NYC ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - The Westfield Regional Health Department will host a pair of pediatric COVID vaccination clinics -- for kids ages 5-11 -- on December 13 and 20. Clinic dates and locations include: Monday, December 13 -- from 4-6 p.m., at Deerfield School, 302 Central ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union County COVID-19 Partnership Lab at Kean University has expanded testing protocols to include detection of the omicron variant. Now, COVID-19 testing done through Union County mobile clinics and permanent testing sites have analysis prepared to identify cases of all currently ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The first COVD-19 case metrics released by the City of Summit for December 2021 show that Summit is averaging its highest daily number of confirmed.cases in nearly a year, with 7.55 cases per day confirmed over the month's first nine days. January 2021 (8.48 / day) and December 2020 ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Doctors answered questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children at a virtual town hall hosted Tuesday by the county’s Interim Executive Superintendent of Schools, Daryl Palmieri. Children from ages 5-11 became eligible for the vaccine in November after approval by the U.S Food ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Focusing on addressing misinformation surrounding COVID-19 vaccinations for children and adults, Union County will host a 'Virtual Town Hall Meeting' for all County residents on December 7, beginning at 6 p.m., via Zoom. The event aims to help community members understand the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has reports that the Westfield Regional Health Department (WHRD) confirmed 43 cases of COVID-19 in Summit from November 19-30, bringing the month's total to 80 confirmed cases. More than 25 percent of November's confirmed cases were children ages 11 and ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced the State Department of Health has confirmed a case of the omicron variant in New Jersey. The person, a traveler to the Garden State, has been identified by the state as an adult female, who is a fully-vaccinated ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System has announced that Stephanie Schwartz, MHSA, FACHE, has been named president of Overlook Medical Center. The appointment of Schwartz follows her five-year tenure as president at Chilton Medical Center, a transformative time for the hospital which saw numerous ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of County Commissioners, continuing to encourage all Union County residents to protect themselves against the COVID-19 virus, has added additional free COVID-19 vaccination clinic dates and locations, beginning with a clinic at Kent Place School in Summit on ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Pathways, a program of The Connection, will host 'Powering Through Cancer Survivorship' a panel discussion featuring a nutrition expert, physical therapist and life coach, professionals who will discuss the importance of nutrition, exercise and mindfulness as part of a holistic journey ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has recorded 37 cases of COVID-19 this month through Nov. 18, as confirmed by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD). Summit has now seen 2,184 confirmed cases of the virus since the pademic began. Relative to the most recent cases, the WRHD reports ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation (CDBCF), which raised more than $500,000 at their annual 'Embrace Hope' event in October, has announced a $250,000 grant to the Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center for a second 3D mammogram machine.   The new ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - Union County and the Westfield Regional Health Department will host is hosting a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Summit High School on November 13, from 3 - 5 p.m. The clinic will provide free Pfizer vaccinations for persons ages 5 and older. Appointments are recommended, ...

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