A fresh record has been set in the daily Covid-19 cases in Paterson, topping the previous record set a week earlier.
Councilman Luis Velez, who contracted the new coronavirus earlier in the month, has recovered.
A woman was arrested on Friday after allegedly attacking a healthcare worker at a Covid-19 testing site in Paterson.
Health officials reported 285 new Covid-19 cases, shattering the daily case count record set two days earlier, in Paterson on Sunday.
Daily new coronavirus cases have been surging in Paterson over the past month. On Friday, municipal officials reported 278 new cases, highest daily figure since the pandemic began.
Councilwoman Maritza Davila appeared to suffer from shortness of breath while speaking at the televised City Council meeting on Tuesday night.
Councilman Luis Velez tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday evening.