The Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CDRSS) alerted the Hamilton Township Health Department of the Mercer town’s first COVID-19 related death. The individual was a 63-year-old male. Further information on the decedent and details surrounding their case will not be released.
The township has 56 active COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.
“We all knew that this day would ultimately arrive in Hamilton Township, but it does not make the news any easier to digest and announce,” said Mayor Jeff Martin.
The mayor asked that the town join in prayer and thoughts for the decedent’s family and friends during this difficult time.
According to the Office of the Mayor:
It is our responsibility to keep one another safe and save lives. We ask that residents stay home unless absolutely necessary. Remember the importance of practicing everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 such as maintaining safe physical distancing recommendations of 6 feet or more, washing your hands, cover your coughs and sneezes, and clean frequently touched surfaces or objects daily.
Additionally, Hamilton Township has moved to reporting active cases on the website. Active cases are those which are currently reported in the CDRSS as a confirmed positive case. Active cases may be removed from the system when individuals have recovered or succumbed to complications caused by the virus. You will see our daily active case number fluctuate as new cases are reported and others are removed.