COVID-19 Update For Summit: New Case Numbers

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SUMMIT, NJ — Based on new data released by the Westfield Regional Health Department, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Summit decreased in the past week.

The Health Department reported 75 positive confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Summit from Jan. 14 to Jan. 20. Of those 75 cases, 31 (41 percent) were among people aged 19 and younger.

This is a significant decrease from the previous week's report, which found 188 positive confirmed cases from Jan. 7 to Jan. 13.

New Jersey remains at a level of high activity, averaging 89 deaths each day during the past week. This week, the federal government announced that every household can order a set of four rapid tests for free at https://www.covidtests.gov/.

The Westfield Health Department reports that 69 percent of children aged five to 11 in Summit have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The following numbers show the percentage of eligible residents that have received a booster, by age group:

12 to 15: 10%
16 to 17: 34%
18 to 29: 49%
30 to 49: 59%
50 to 64: 69%
65 to 79: 80%
80+: 78%

More COVID-19 information in Summit can be found on the Township's website.

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This article originally appeared on the Summit Patch

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