Cumberland County Announces Coronavirus Death

On Wednesday, March 25th, the Cumberland County Public Information Officer, Jody Hirata, along with the County’s Health Officer, Megan Sheppard, announced that a Bridgeton resident who tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away. The patient was hospitalized and tested for COVID-19, but passed away before the positive test results were received. Sheppard added, “It is our understanding that the deceased suffered from other underlying health conditions that put them in a high risk category”. The Cumberland County Health Department is working closely with the New Jersey Department of Health to conduct an investigation to identify close contacts of the resident. “Those identified as a close contact will be notified” confirmed Sheppard.

Cumberland County now has 1 death and 3 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and is expecting more in the next few days. Freeholder Director Joseph Derella, in addressing Cumberland County’s relatively few confirmed cases compared to northern New Jersey counties, stated, “Our semi-rural location has, so far, helped us control the spread of the virus, but, make no mistake, as testing expands so will the number of cases.” Derella went on to add, “We must strictly observe the restrictions mandated by the Governor’s Executive Orders and, when we do go out to access essential services, please diligently maintain social distancing.”

As of 2pm Thursday March 26th, the state’s COVID-19 case count is 6,876 and 81 fatalities.

COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subsequent to revision.

1478 Positives Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

1206 Positive Test Result(s)

Essex County:

609 Positive Test Result(s)

Middlesex County:

505 Positive Test Result(s)

Monmouth County:

501 Positive Test Result(s)

Hudson County:

441 Positive Test Result(s)

Union County:

432 Positive Test Result(s)

Passaic County:

399 Positive Test Result(s)

Ocean County:

389 Positive Test Result(s)

Morris County:

315 Positive Test Result(s)

Somerset County:

179 Positive Test Result(s)

Mercer County:

111 Positive Test Result(s)

Camden County:

73 Positive Test Result(s)

Burlington County:

64 Positive Test Result(s)

Sussex County:

49 Positive Test Result(s)

Hunterdon County:

39 Positive Test Result(s)

Gloucester County:

33 Positive Test Result(s)

Warren County:

31 Positive Test Result(s)

Atlantic County:

10 Positive Test Result(s)

Cape May County:

6 Positive Test Result(s)

Cumberland County:

4 Positive Test Result(s)

Salem County:

2 Positive Test Result(s)

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