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

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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