Woodbridge officials report 47 new positive COVID-19 cases


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WOODBRIDGE – Woodbridge’s total positive COVID-19 cases reach 301 after a report of 47 new cases, according to Mayor John McCormac in his daily report on April 5.

The cases range in age from 21 to 95 with no noticeable trends.

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In his report, McCormac noted the passing of an 81-year-old long-time volunteer firefighter and 15-year commissioner last week.

And in a pandemic world, the men and women of the Woodbridge Fire Department paid their respects to their fellow brother the only way they could – a funeral procession past the home and firehouse.

The mayor added the township’s nine fire departments also pledged funds to the Retired Firefighters Home in Boonton for desperately needed supplies.

“Our firehouses are the lifeblood of our community,” he said. “They are part of the fabric of Woodbridge. They step up whenever called, not only to fight fires, but to help people all over town who are in need. Their efforts do not go unnoticed and are appreciated by each and every one of us.”

The impact of the coronavirus hit home this past week with the passing of a number of residents of the St. Joseph’s Seniors Home, a 48-year-old employee of the Woodbridge Township Public Works Department and a 48-year-old Colonia man.

The township reported two earlier deaths, which included an 85-year-old female.

For more COVID-19 information, visit covid19.nj.gov. Visit www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for local information.

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