Tedesco: 42 Presumptive Positive Cases of COVID-19 Identified in Bergen County

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Tedesco: 42 Presumptive Positive Cases of COVID-19 Identified in Bergen County

Hackensack, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that there are 42 “presumptive positive” cases of COVID-19 identified in the County by the New Jersey Department of Health as of yesterday, Sunday, March 15th.

The case count is 11 more than on Saturday, when Tedesco announced the county had 31 presumptive positive cases of coronavirus. There has been one fatality reported in the county associated with the virus.  On Sunday, the County Executive said that the county can expect stricter rules and a possible self-quarantine, according to the Bergen Record. On Friday, Tedesco held an evening press conference and announced a supplemental executive order closing movie theaters, public theaters, and performance halls. Tedesco has declared a state of emergency and ordered schools to close and transition to online learning until further notice.

As of Sunday evening, the municipalities with the “presumptive positive” cases are:

Bergenfield: 1

Bogota: 1

Demarest: 1

Dumont: 1

Edgewater: 1

Englewood: 6

Fair Lawn: 4

Fort Lee: 1

Franklin Lakes: 1

Garfield: 1

Little Ferry: 1 (Deceased)

New Milford: 1

Oakland: 1

Oradell: 1

Paramus: 1

Ridgewood: 2

Teaneck: 16

Wood-Ridge: 1

As more information becomes available, updates will be provided to the public and the media.

Please remember to practice preventative measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, such as washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home if you feel sick.

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