Borough officials are announcing that the number of current positive test results for COVID-19/Coronavirus recorded in Bergenfield is now eight, and that a borough resident has died of COVID-19. The deceased resident was 52 years of age, had been receiving intensive care treatment at a local hospital since testing positive last week and passed away earlier today.
“On behalf of the Borough Council and our entire community, I want to express our deepest sympathies to the family of the resident whose life was tragically taken by Coronavirus,” said Mayor Arvin Amatorio. “We are working closely with state and county government to implement actions designed to reduce the spread of the virus and we urge all residents to stay in their homes and practice social distancing.”
Of the eight positive tests, five are currently hospitalized and three are quarantined and recovering at home. Bergenfield Health Department officials are working closely with County and State Health officials investigating each incident for potential community spread and working to identify anyone who has come into contact recently with someone who recorded a positive test. These residents will be required to self quarantine to prevent further spreading of the virus, or to receive medical treatment and testing if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19.
The Borough of Bergenfield declared a State of Emergency earlier this week and has been frequently updating residents through the borough website, reverse 911 and several other means. Borough officials will continue to communicate important information to residents whenever possible. For the most up to date information, residents should visit bergenfield.com.