The number of people tested positive for the new coronavirus in Paterson increased to 1,097, a 182 jump from the previous day, on Sunday, according to municipal government data.
Municipal officials had said the number of fatalities reached 10 on Saturday. No deaths were reported on Sunday.
Age of the victims in Paterson has ranged from 36 to 84. Seven were men and three women, according to public data.
“We are seeing a lot of viral transmission within households,” said health officer Paul Persaud. State health officials have urged families to practice social distancing within the household. “The Strike Team is now informing those testing positive of their results within 1 day of testing. This makes the prevention messages more relevant.”
Paterson Health Strike Team is responsible for conducting epidemiological investigations, contact tracing, determining quarantine period, and monitoring cases.
Paterson has the most cases in Passaic County which had 3,227 cases with 42 deaths. Clifton, with its 452 cases and 5 deaths, is trailing Paterson. Overall, New Jersey reported 37,505 cases with 917 deaths on Sunday.
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