Number of COVID-19 cases spikes in Hopewell Township

Hopewell Township is reporting an increase of 24 new cases in just one week, the highest jump by far since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Click here for previous MercerMe COVID-19 coverage).

Last Friday, the Township reported a total cumulative COVID-19 of 142 cases.This week, the total is 166. To date, eight people in the Township have died from the disease.

In new information, the Township is reporting analysis of COVID-19 patients by age for the entire Hopewell Valley.According to Hopewell Township Communications and Outreach Manager Reba Holley, of the most recent 52 cases in the Valley (since October 1), the breakdown is as follows:

There were 52 total cases within Hopewell Valley since October 1, 2020:

The age breakdown is:
0 – 19……………………. 12
20-29……………………… 8
30-39……………………… 7
40-49……………………… 8
50-59…………………….. 10
60-69……………………… 5
70-79……………………… 1
80+………………………….1

The news of a very substantial increase in COVID-19 cases in the Township comes on the heels of a new case in Stony Brook Elementary School yesterday and another in the high school today.

Governor Murphy has noted the increase throughout the State, as experts also have noted it through the country.

MercerMe is updating the graphs we have produced since the spring to show the progression of the pandemic and will post them here as soon as we can. 

Edited 11/13 at 7:06pm: Graphs are now up at https://mercerme.com/covid-19/

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