Municipal officials are preparing to ramp up testing for a possible “surge” in Covid-19 cases ahead of the approaching cold season.
Twenty-three homeless people were tested for Covid-19 at the Eva’s Village parking lot on Wednesday.
Three hundred and thirty-two people have died of the new coronavirus in Paterson over the past four months. Most of the fatalities have been Hispanics and Blacks, according to municipal government data.
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center lacked personal protective equipment (PPE), placing its staff at risk of contracting the new coronavirus as the pandemic struck the region in March, according to allegations in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday.
Three-hundred and twenty-nine white bows hung on the wrought iron fences outside the historic City Hall in downtown Paterson.
Residents of Paterson are among the most stressed people in New Jersey because of Covid-19, according to a study by Babylon Health that looked at Twitter data.
The number of people tested positive for the new coronavirus in Paterson increased by 7 to 6,514 on Thursday afternoon, according to municipal government data.