Sunday August 15, 2021
We have 4 new cases to report (3 adult cases and 1 child case). Thankfully 2 more cases have recovered. New Providence currently has a total of 24 active Covid19 cases in our community (23 non-LTC and 1 LTC).
- – 4 New Cases:
- 3 Adult Cases
- 1 Child Case
- 2 Newly Recovered
- 24 Total Current Active Cases
New Providence has had a total of 50 reported positive cases since June 1st :
- June – 4 Cases
- July – 12 Cases
- Aug – 34 Cases
The breakdown of vaccinated verses unvaccinated current positive cases has not been reported to us. The percentage of Delta Variant cases has also not been reported to us.
We will continue to keep you updated as we receive confirmed information. Please continue to keep our lost, afflicted, their families, all our first responders, medical personnel, and our essential workers in your thoughts and prayers. We wish all a speedy recovery.
There is currently a substantial transmission of the COVID-19 Delta Variant in Union County NJ and around the state. We very strongly recommend that both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents wear masks in indoor settings where there is an increased risk and where social distancing is difficult.
95% of our eligible residents 18 and over, and 65% of our eligible children ages 12-17, have received at least one vaccination dose. (Please note: We only receive the number of vaccinated, not specifically who is or is not vaccinated. Personal information is protected by HIPAA law and is not reported to us by the Board of Health). We very strongly encourage everyone who is eligible for a vaccine to please consider getting vaccinated. The Westfield Regional Health Department is seeing positive cases in both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents.
For information and updates on COVID-19 help and services, including the Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit, Vaccination Information, Emergency Food Distribution and other Support Services, please visit ucnj.org/covid19.
For Emergency Food Distribution Events please visit: https://ucnj.org/covid19/food-distribution-events/
General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.
We will continue to keep you updated as we receive confirmed information. Be safe, keep well, and stay strong! We will get through this Pioneer Strong!
– Mayor Al Morgan