Health Officer Confirms First COVID-19 Related Death in Bridgewater

Not in my backyard: The Bridgewater Planning Board crowd.

Today, Bridgewater Health Officer, Kevin Sumner, confirmed the first fatality related to COVID-19 in Bridgewater.

“I have learned that one of our residents has passed away due to complications associated with the COVID-19 virus,” said Mayor Matthew Moench. “I would like to pass my condolences along to the family and friends at this difficult time. My family, and the entire Bridgewater family, will be praying for you.

“We must treat all of our neighbors like family now,” the mayor added. “Everyone has a role to play. Practice the guidelines placed by our public health professionals so that we can avoid any further tragedies. I have seen the way this community has pulled together in the past and I am confident that we will come out from this crisis stronger and more close knit than ever.”

Bridgewater Health Officer Kevin Sumner said, “The Heath Department is investigating all reported cases of COVID-19 in Bridgewater. Our goal remains the same, to slow and eventually stop the spread of this disease. We ask the public to help us in this effort by following the public health recommendations such as social distancing and hand washing.”

The township announced its third presumptive positive case of coronavirus on Friday, and additional cases on Saturday; on Thursday, the township offered an update of two of the confirmed positive cases of coronavirus, noting that both individuals are self-isolating and recovering well.

If you have questions about COVID-19, please see below for trustworthy public resources:

Federal: Visit: or

State of New Jersey: Dial: 211 or 1-800-962-1253/Text: NJCOVID to 898-211 or Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance. Visit:

Somerset County: Dial: 908-231-7111 to listen to daily updates about the status of the coronavirus in Somerset County

Bridgewater Township: Dial: 908-429-8444 or Email: for Bridgewater specific questions.

The statewide COVD case count is 2844, with 27 fatalities, 359 negative test results, and 94 persons under investigation by the state lab, according to the NJDOH as of 11:30am Monday morning. Of the fatalities, five were males. Two females. Their age ranges were between 57 and 91. Two of the individuals had pre-exisisting conditions, said state Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli.

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

419 Positives Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

609 Positive Test Result(s)

Essex County:

273 Positive Test Result(s)

Monmouth County:

238 Positive Test Result(s)

Middlesex County:

210 Positive Test Result(s)

Hudson County:

190 Positive Test Result(s)

Union County:

189 Positive Test Result(s)

Morris County:

177 Positive Test Result(s)

Ocean County:

144 Positive Test Result(s)

Passaic County:

141 Positive Test Result(s)

Somerset County:

67 Positive Test Result(s)

Mercer County:

50 Positive Test Result(s)

Burlington County:

36 Positive Test Result(s)

Camden County:

33 Positive Test Result(s)

Hunterdon County:

18 Positive Test Result(s)

Sussex County:

15 Positive Test Result(s)

Gloucester County:

13 Positive Test Result(s)

Warren County:

12 Positive Test Result(s)

Atlantic County:

6 Positive Test Result(s)

Cape May County:

2 Positive Test Result(s)

Cumberland County:

1 Positive Test Result(s)

Salem County:

1 Positive Test Result(s)

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