Hillsborough Reports 1st Coronavirus Death

Alexis Tarrazi

This article originally appeared on the Hillsborough Patch

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Hillsborough has reported its first death related to the new coronavirus on Wednesday, Hillsborough Township Health Officer Siobhan Spano confirmed.

"I have been informed that one of our adult residents passed away due to complications associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hearts go out to the family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers," stated Hillsborough Mayor Doug Tomson. "I have seen our residents working hard to adhere to the restrictions in order to help one another. I think that most of us realize that our actions affect our neighbors, and we are all doing our part to prevent the spread of this disease. I have faith that as a community we will continue to band together to protect our loved ones and neighbors."

The Hillsborough Health department will continue to follow up on all reported cases of COVID 19 in Hillsborough Township and their contacts, in order to slow the spread of the disease.

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There are a total of 11 positive cases of COVID-19 in Hillsborough and 139 in Somerset County as of Wednesday.

Hillsborough officials reminded residents to:

  • Cover your Coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Practice social distancing
  • Wash your hands

Murphy also announced that the state has 736 more positive tests and 18 more deaths, raising the case total to 4,402 and the death toll to 62 as of Wednesday (See Related: Gov. Murphy To Shut Many Day Care Centers Amid Coronavirus Crisis)

The update comes as the number of cases continues to rise in New Jersey, with 44 deaths. The case total is the second-highest in the country. Read more: NJ Coronavirus Updates: Here's What You Need To Know

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