The Township of Nutley announced on Friday, March 20, an additional five new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a total of eight known cases throughout the township.
Statewide, there are 890 known cases and 11 deaths have been reported, Nutley officials said.
The known cases in Nutley include men and women between the ages of 20 and 80.
Because of federal privacy regulations (HIPAA), the township cannot share detailed information on cases and residents should not contact the Nutley Health Department to request patient details.
The Township of Nutley is working diligently to track any interactions the individuals who tested positive have had with residents, and it will ensure anyone at risk of exposure is provided with all of the information necessary, including being tested themselves if appropriate.
Unfortunately, more confirmed cases are anticipated in the days ahead, Nutley officials said.
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