The Township of Nutley Board of Commissioners has reported the first death of a Nutley resident who tested positive for COVID-19.
“Our hearts go out to the family during this difficult time,” the commissioners said jointly.
In addition, on Thursday, March 26, the township announced an additional 9 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a total of 42 known cases.
The known cases in Nutley include men and women between the ages of 20 and 80. Because of federal privacy regulations, the township cannot share detailed information on cases and residents should not contact the Nutley Health Department to request patient details.
The Nutley Health Department says it is working diligently to track any interactions the individuals who tested positive have had with residents, and they will ensure that anyone at risk of exposure is provided with all of the information necessary, including being tested themselves if appropriate.
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