Saddle Brook Mayor White Statement on Passing of Resident From Complications of COVID-19, State’s Third Death

Saddle Brook Mayor Bob White today issued a statement on the recent passing of a resident from complications of COVID-19.  The death is the state’s third, announced by Governor Murphy on Monday night, and is the county’s second confirmed death.

White said:

“I had hoped and prayed that Saddle Brook would be spared from this day, but sadly the day has come. A 90 year old male resident has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). First and foremost, on behalf of the Township, I express our deepest sympathy to his family and want to let them know that the community is praying for them.  We are hoping that our thoughts and condolences bring them some comfort and ease their pain during this difficult time. I also want to assure all the residents of Saddle Brook that your local, county, and state governments are doing all we can to protect you and limit your exposure to the spread of the COVID-19.

Governor Murphy and County Executive Tedesco have issued public health state of emergency declarations for New Jersey and Bergen County and have implemented guidelines and mandates for all to follow. They have also provided assistance and resources to local municipalities as needed. The Township has also provided direction and has issued our own directives. All of which is intended to keep residents safe and reduce the spread of this terrible outbreak.

The State and County Health Departments have been working around the clock to help manage this public health emergency. If residents have any questions regarding COVID-19, please feel free to contact our Bergen County Health Officer at 201-225-7000.

I urge all resident to comply with all the guidance from public health organizations and mandates set forth by Governor Murphy and County Executive Tedesco. I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of our Township employees for their dedication and commitment to the community, especially our emergency services personnel from our Police Department and Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps.

The current crisis is unprecedented, but we will get through it together by helping and supporting one another. As needed, I will be updating residents by Township website, Facebook, and Our Town public access cable television station. In the meantime, please stay safe.”

The Governor announced the first death related to the virus, a man from Bergen County, on March 10th; the second death was announced on March 12th, in Monmouth County.

On Monday afternoon, state officials reported that the coronavirus presumptive positive case count had risen from 98 on Sunday to 178.  At Tuesday’s afternoon briefing, Governor Murphy announced the statewide case count at 267).

COVID-19 Cases by County (statewide count currently at 267 as of Tuesday afternoon)
Data is provisional and subsequent to revision.

17 positives are pending further information.

Bergen County:

84 Positive Test Result(s)

Burlington County:

5 Positive Test Result(s)

Camden County:

3 Positive Test Result(s)

Essex County:

32 Positive Test Result(s)

Gloucester County:

2 Positive Test Result(s)

Hudson County:

24 Positive Test Result(s)

Hunterdon County:

4 Positive Test Result(s)

Mercer County:

9 Positive Test Result(s)

Monmouth County:

22 Positive Test Result(s)

Ocean County:

4 Positive Test Result(s)

Passaic County:

10 Positive Test Result(s)

Somerset County:

7 Positive Test Result(s)

Union County:

15 Positive Test Result(s)

Morris County:

7 Positive Test Result(s)

Middlesex County:

17 Positive Test Result(s)

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