Bergen County COVID Cases Remain 'Very High:' See Town Updates

Montana Samuels

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — The coronavirus continues to take a grim toll on Bergen County, impacting local businesses and schools in the region, according to updated state data (see town-by-town totals below).

The state Department of Health's most recent "COVID-19 Activity Level Report," which is issued weekly, says Bergen County is still in the "red zone" for coronavirus cases.

Bergen County reported a total of 47,570 cases, an increase from 1,007 over the previous week.

Bergen is among a number of counties that have started vaccination programs, announced immunization sites or both. Read more: Update As COVID-19 Vaccine Sites Announced In Bergen County

The "red zone," meanwhile, means the daily new COVID-19 virus case rate, per 100,000 people, rose to "very high" in all 21 counties. That means they exceed 25 cases per 1,000 people over a seven-day average.

The latest reports say the overall coronavirus activity level also rose from "moderate," or "yellow," to "high," or "orange," in recent weeks in all 21 New Jersey counties.

With the rise to a "high" level, state officials said, school districts in those counties may have to take more serious steps — such as quarantining or even shutting down schools — if a child shows the symptoms of COVID-19.

"When it is high risk, there are some recommendations that we make together with local school boards," said Edward Lifshitz, medical director for the state Department of Health.

Indeed, a number of school districts have shifted to remote instruction as the numbers have risen.

The overall coronavirus risk rose to "high" in each of the counties because:

  • The new daily case rate in each of the counties rose to 10 or more per 100,000 people.

  • The percent of COVID-19-like illnesses rose above 5.52 in each of the counties.

  • The percent of positive cases rose above 10.01.

Bergen County officials provided the following breakdown of cases by town:

  • Allendale: 259

  • Alpine: 59

  • Bergenfield: 1,711

  • Bogota: 469

  • Carlstadt: 320

  • Cliffside Park: 1,391

  • Closter: 246

  • Cresskill: 408

  • Demarest: 155

  • Dumont: 703

  • East Rutherford: 445

  • Edgewater: 476

  • Elmwood Park: 1,351

  • Emerson: 458

  • Englewood: 1,707

  • Englewood Cliffs: 163

  • Fair Lawn: 1,519

  • Fairview: 1,067

  • Fort Lee: 1,233

  • Franklin Lakes: 526

  • Garfield: 1,962

  • Glen Rock: 365

  • Hackensack: 2,755

  • Harrington Park: 145

  • Hasbrouck Heights: 549

  • Haworth: 126

  • Hillsdale: 337

  • Ho-Ho-Kus: 112

  • Leonia: 318

  • Little Ferry: 532

  • Lodi: 1,625

  • Lyndhurst: 1,379

  • Mahwah: 647

  • Maywood: 501

  • Midland Park: 263

  • Montvale: 219

  • Moonachie: 197

  • New Milford: 928

  • North Arlington: 944

  • Northvale: 194

  • Norwood: 305

  • Oakland: 509

  • Old Tappan: 201

  • Oradell: 369

  • Palisades Park: 662

  • Paramus: 1,928

  • Park Ridge: 377

  • Ramsey: 469

  • Ridgefield: 581

  • Ridgefield Park: 628

  • Ridgewood: 712

  • River Edge: 371

  • River Vale: 238

  • Rochelle Park: 419

  • Rockleigh: 184

  • Rutherford: 735

  • Saddle Brook: 752

  • Saddle River: 264

  • South Hackensack: 176

  • Teaneck: 2,024

  • Tenafly: 432

  • Teterboro: 7

  • Upper Saddle River: 110

  • Waldwick: 371

  • Wallington: 473

  • Washington Township: 297

  • Westwood: 605

  • Woodcliff Lake: 409

  • Wood-Ridge: 418

  • Wyckoff: 793

  • Bergen County - No Town Attribution: 1,890


This article originally appeared on the Mahwah Patch