Sheriff Cureton Confirms Two Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases Among Bergen Jail Population

Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton confirms that two more individuals in the general population of the Bergen County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19. The two cases include a 40-year-old Salvadoran national in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody and a 54-year-old county inmate.

Cureton announced the first COVID-19 case in the jail on March 24th.

The 40-year-old detainee was sent for medical evaluation after displaying symptoms on Thursday, March 26th. The test was declared positive on Friday evening. The individual has since returned to the Bergen County Jail under quarantine in the COVID-19 isolation unit and is receiving medical care.

The 54-year-old county inmate received a medical evaluation on Saturday, March 28th with results coming back positive on Sunday. The county inmate is still in the care of a local hospital.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases for COVID-19 among the general population in the Bergen County Jail to three since the outbreak of the global pandemic. The first positive case, a 31-year-old ICE detainee, was released on Thursday, March 26th by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

At the current time, these two individuals are the only positive cases of COVID-19 among the general population in the Bergen County Jail but medical staff are continually monitoring all inmates and ICE detainees in the facility. It is the policy of the Bergen County Jail to send any inmate or ICE detainee for further medical evaluation if they display symptoms related to the virus.

The Bergen County Jail is following Center for Disease Control and Federal Bureau of Prisons COVID-19 guidelines. Administration officials are also working in close cooperation with the Bergen County Department of Health Services and the New Jersey State Department of Health.

The Bergen County Jail has a fully operational 24/7 medical unit within the facility with a full-time doctor and nursing staff. It is among the cleanest and most advanced facilities in the state with exceptional medical care. The Bergen County Jail is in full compliance with the standards set forth by the New Jersey Department of Corrections, is a triple accredited facility, and has undergone two successful inspections from Nakamoto and the US Marshals Service in the past calendar.

According to the NJDOH, there have been 3,347 new cases in the past 24 hours, with 16,636 COVID-19 cases, and a loss of another 37 residents, bringing the total fatalities to 198, as of 2pm Monday March 30th.

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

3,847 Positives Pending Further Information

Bergen County:

2,482 Positive Test Result(s)

Essex County:

1,564 Positive Test Result(s)

Hudson County:

1,314 Positive Test Result(s)

Union County:

1,213 Positive Test Result(s)

Middlesex County:

1,123 Positive Test Result(s)

Passaic County:

1,091 Positive Test Result(s)

Monmouth County:

1,030 Positive Test Result(s)

Ocean County:

874 Positive Test Result(s)

Morris County:

720 Positive Test Result(s)

Somerset County:

349 Positive Test Result(s)

Mercer County:

249 Positive Test Result(s)

Camden County:

200 Positive Test Result(s)

Burlington County:

178 Positive Test Result(s)

Sussex County:

113 Positive Test Result(s)

Gloucester County:

89 Positive Test Result(s)

Hunterdon County:

79 Positive Test Result(s)

Warren County:

68 Positive Test Result(s)

Atlantic County:

29 Positive Test Result(s)

Cumberland County:

12 Positive Test Result(s)

Cape May County:

9 Positive Test Result(s)

Salem County:

3 Positive Test Result(s)

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