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Essex County is one of several New Jersey regions that’s been thrust into the spotlight as the delta variant leads to a rise of coronavirus cases across the state. (Shutterstock)

 

See updated totals of coronavirus cases for each town in Essex County, and compare to previous weeks.

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County is one of several New Jersey regions that’s been thrust into the spotlight as the delta variant reportedly leads to a rise of coronavirus cases across the state.

New Jersey has among the highest vaccination rates against COVID-19 in the nation. As of Tuesday, more than five million eligible residents were fully vaccinated. But despite the number of shots that have been put into arms, case numbers have seen a recent spike. The state’s infection rate is up to 3.84 percent, and there has been an increase in hospitalizations by about 30 percent in the past two weeks.

Some health officials and experts have blamed the more contagious delta variant, which accounted for 53.2 percent of coronavirus cases in New Jersey over a four-week period ending on July 3, federal data shows.

Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an online map of counties with “substantial” and “high” rates of COVID-19 transmission.

According to the CDC, Essex County had a substantial level of community transmission of the virus from July 21 to July 27.

Essex County wasn’t alone. Six other counties – Bergen, Union, Middlesex, Ocean, Burlington and Atlantic – saw substantial levels of transmission. Monmouth was the only county to rank as a high transmission area, the most severe rating on the CDC scale.

The CDC used the number of new cases per 100,000 people, combined with test positivity rates over the past week, to assign the ratings.

ESSEX COUNTY: BY THE NUMBERS

Essex County officials released cumulative COVID-19 totals for each town and city on July 30, noting that their daily report may not match state or municipal totals (here’s why). Patch has included the U.S. Census’ most recent population estimates for each municipality.

  • Belleville – 5,719 cases, 116 deaths (population: 36,497)
  • Bloomfield – 5,417 cases, 125 deaths (population: 49,973)
  • Caldwell – 627 cases, 16 deaths (population: 7,941)
  • Cedar Grove – 1,583 cases, 121 deaths (population: 12,489)
  • East Orange – 7,267 cases, 315 deaths (population: 64,367)
  • Essex Fells – 193 cases, 2 deaths (population: 2,085)
  • Fairfield – 891 cases, 31 deaths (population: 7,474)
  • Glen Ridge – 408 cases, 13 deaths (population: 7,574)
  • Irvington – 4,847 cases, 233 deaths (population: 54,312)
  • Livingston – 1,873 cases, 88 deaths (population: 30,303)
  • Maplewood – 1,364 cases, 36 deaths (population: 25,380)
  • Millburn – 836 cases, 10 deaths (population: 20,080)
  • Montclair – 2,340 cases, 72 deaths (population: 38,564)
  • Newark – 37,494 cases, 1,014 deaths (population: 282,011)
  • North Caldwell – 500 cases, 6 deaths (population: 6,621)
  • Nutley – 3,088 cases, 66 deaths (population: 28,434)
  • Orange – 3,605 cases, 137 deaths (population: 30,551)
  • Roseland – 480 cases, 16 deaths (population: 5,835)
  • South Orange – 900 cases, 16 deaths (population: 16,691)
  • Verona – 1,002 cases, 18 deaths (population: 13,390)
  • West Caldwell – 1,070 cases, 53 deaths (population: 10,837)
  • West Orange – 4,635 cases, 232 deaths (population: 47,563)

See additional town-by-town totals from previous weeks below.