Bergen County Has The Most Coronavirus Cases In New Jersey, Again

Montana Samuels

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — Bergen County has 101 new cases of the coronavirus as of 1 p.m. on Wednesday, and the total number of cases is again the highest in the state.

With 18,667 positive test results in the county, Bergen has risen above the total number of Hudson County, 18,647. Bergen County's 1,635 deaths are still lower only to Essex County, 1,723.

The state, as of today, has reported over 1 million total tests. Of them, 165,346 have come back positive for COVID-19, and 12,377 people have died.

In the county's long-term care facilities, 63 are reporting outbreaks of the coronavirus. There are 3,218 total resident cases at these facilities, in addition to 920 resident deaths. The facilities have reported 1,662 staff cases, and staff deaths have remained at 11.

Across the state, 6,215 residents and 120 staff members have died as 550 facilities report outbreaks.

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco released case numbers by municipality on Tuesday. The numbers are as follows:

  • Allendale: 66
  • Alpine: 23
  • Bergenfield: 806
  • Bogota: 174
  • Carlstadt: 98
  • Cliffside Park: 487
  • Closter: 85
  • Cresskill: 117
  • Demarest: 48
  • Dumont: 316
  • East Rutherford: 138
  • Edgewater: 132
  • Elmwood Park: 528
  • Emerson: 240
  • Englewood: 765
  • Englewood Cliffs: 54
  • Fair Lawn: 604
  • Fairview: 370
  • Fort Lee: 482
  • Franklin Lakes: 150
  • Garfield: 796
  • Glen Rock: 119
  • Hackensack: 1,303
  • Harrington Park: 28
  • Hasbrouck Heights: 209
  • Haworth: 37
  • Hillsdale: 128
  • Ho-Ho-Kus: 46
  • Leonia: 113
  • Little Ferry: 192
  • Lodi: 661
  • Lyndhurst: 385
  • Mahwah: 263
  • Maywood: 230
  • Midland Park: 86
  • Montvale: 76
  • Moonachie: 70
  • New Milford: 459
  • North Arlington: 281
  • Northvale: 59
  • Norwood: 89
  • Oakland: 227
  • Old Tappan: 67
  • Oradell: 183
  • Palisades Park: 257
  • Paramus: 1,115
  • Park Ridge: 166
  • Ramsey: 126
  • Ridgefield: 203
  • Ridgefield Park: 259
  • Ridgewood: 300
  • River Edge: 136
  • River Vale: 121
  • Rochelle Park: 190
  • Rockleigh: 128
  • Rutherford: 194
  • Saddle Brook: 304
  • Saddle River: 80
  • South Hackensack: 64
  • Teaneck: 1,047
  • Tenafly: 163
  • Teterboro: 6
  • Upper Saddle River: 52
  • Waldwick: 134
  • Wallington: 163
  • Washington Township: 98
  • Westwood: 218
  • Woodcliff Lake: 143
  • Wood-Ridge: 145
  • Wyckoff: 337
  • Bergen County - No Town Attribution: 714

HOSPITALS AND TESTING:

  • Bergen County now offers drive-thru testing at Bergen Community College for any New Jersey resident with coronavirus symptoms of COVID-19. Tests are given first come, first serve from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Teaneck has announced a new testing site at Fairleigh Dickinson University, starting May 11.
  • Passaic County also offers drive-thru testing.
  • Hackensack Meridian offers COVID-19 testing at its nine urgent care centers in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
  • Immediate care of Marlboro is offering a drive-thru COVID-19 test in the Marlboro Medical Arts site located at 479 Rt 520 in Marlboro. Testing is by appointment only at (855) 925-5467 ext 0.
  • The PNC Bank Arts Center is a regional FEMA drive-thru test location and is open for testing every other day from 8 a.m. to 4pm for up to 500 persons per day. Click here for PNC Arts Test Center info and schedule.
  • On every Saturday, the PNC Bank Arts Center site will be dedicated to symptomatic health care workers and first responders -- police, fire, and EMS -- with valid credentials only. The general public will not be able to access this site on Saturdays.
  • Central Jersey Urgent Care is testing up to 80 patients daily at Eatontown, Howell and Marlboro.

HOW IT SPREADS:

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person. Someone who is actively sick with COVID-19 can spread the illness to others. That is why CDC recommends that these patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home (depending on how sick they are) until they are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others. Gov. Phil Murphy issued a new order requiring customers and employees wear face masks while inside essential businesses. The CDC recommends that every American wear a face mask while in public. There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19. While the best way to prevent illness is to avoid virus exposure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention always recommends taking preventive actions to contain the spread of viruses.
This includes:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

COPING WITH COVID-19 STRESS:

  • From the New Jersey Department of Health:
  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news/social media
  • Take deep breaths, stretch, meditate
  • Eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly
  • Get plenty of sleep; avoid alcohol/ drugs
  • Do things you enjoy like baking or walking the dog
  • Talk with people you trust about how you are feeling.
  • Get the facts at nj.gov/health


This article originally appeared on the Wyckoff Patch