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Coronavirus Update: 22 New Positive Tests Over 48 Hours

Another 22 township residents tested positive for the coronavirus over the last 48 hours, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on October 31.

OEM reported that 13 residents tested positive on October 30, and another nine tested positive on October 31.

That brings to 1,774 the total number of Franklin residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March, according to OEM, with 154 deaths attributed to the virus.

Note: These are the latest reported numbers for positive test results and deaths, as of the date indicated. These numbers may change, due to periodic inaccuracies in the reporting method. The Franklin Reporter & Advocate has no opportunity to check these numbers in real time.

Free COVID-19 & Antibody Testing and free flu shots are being offered from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. November 1 at Franklin Middle School – Hamilton Street Campus, 415 Francis Street.

No one will be turned away, no prescription is required. A photo ID is requested.

Walk-ins are accepted, registration is preferred. Register here.

Information about area test sites can be found at https://bit.ly/AreaSites20 or https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/testing.

Test sites can also be found online by visiting the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub at https://covid19.nj.gov/testing.

The township OEM says that the best way to protect yourself and your family from this coronavirus and other diseases is to follow simple daily health precautions:  

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water, and for at least 20 seconds each time.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Stay at home unless you are essential or seeking essential services.

The New Jersey Department of Health is providing information to residents and has set up a 24/7 public hotline with the New Jersey Coronavirus & Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222.

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