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Posted on: May 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statistical Information & Fully Investigated and Closed Cases

Information on the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the Township of Pequannock, County of Morris and State of New Jersey is available through the County of Morris and State of New Jersey.

The Morris County Office of Health Management’s information page on COVID-19 includes a report on the number of cases, by municipality, in the County of Morris.

The State of New Jersey, Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard provides data for the State of New Jersey in a number of formats, broken down in a variety of ways.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has an excellent page that includes statistical information, nationwide, as well as guidance related to Coronavarius COVID-19.

The Township of Pequannock Health Department is available to respond to any individual questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact staff in the Health Department.

Fully Investigated & Closed Cases:  

As of May 28, 2020, there have been 198 laboratory confirmed COVID-19 positive cases fully investigated and closed in the CDRSS.  

As of June 22, 2020, there have been 207 laboratory confirmed COVID-19 positive cases fully investigated and closed in the CDRSS.

As of Tuesday August 25, 2020, there have been 227 laboratory confirmed COVID-19 positive cases fully investigated and closed in the CDRSS.

However, please note the following:

  • The State Department of Health (NJDOH ) mandates that all laboratories must report COVID-19 positive test results to the State through the Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CDRSS). This communicable disease reporting system is maintained by the NJ Department of Health, which is the custodian of these records.
  • These test results are assigned to local health departments for investigation. The local health department jurisdiction that receives the assignment and is responsible to conduct the investigation is based upon where the patient resides.
  • The investigations performed by the local health department include contact tracing and when applicable, setting forth isolation and quarantine requirements. Once the basic investigation and associated tasks are completed, the case is usually closed in the CDRSS.
  • The closed status of a case investigation does not indicate, in any way, whether the individual is still infectious, symptomatic, asymptomatic, whether the individual may still test positive for the disease subsequent to the closure of the case investigation, or even survived the disease. There is currently no clinical definition established for “recovered” by the CDC, NJDOH or the County of Morris Health Department, as it pertains specifically to this novel strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Any division or agency that classifies cases as “recovered” does so without the consent, approval, or coordination of the CDC or the appropriate divisions of the NJDOH.
  • The data for closed cases will be updated periodically as data changes.

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