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Coronavirus Update: Seven More Positive Test Results Over Weekend

Seven more township residents have tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on August 16.

That brings the total number of township residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March to 1,424, OEM said.

The number of Franklin residents’ deaths attributed to the virus remains at 137, OEM reported.

Another nine township residents have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the township Office of Emergency Management reported on August 12.

There were no Franklin resident deaths attributed to the virus in that time-frame, OEM reported.

There have now been 1,413 township residents who have tested positive for the virus since mid-March, with 137 residents’ deaths attributed to the virus, according to OEM.

The township and school district have partnered to offer free coronavirus testing for all students, staff and their families for all schools in the township, public and private.

Testing will be held:

  • Aug. 23 at Franklin Middle School @ Hamilton Street campus, 415 Francis St.
  • Aug. 23 at Franklin Park School, 30 Eden St., Franklin Park.
  • Aug. 24 at Franklin Middle School @ Hamilton Street campus, 415 Francis St.
  • Aug. 24 at Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Ave.
  • Aug. 25 at Franklin Middle School @ Hamilton Street campus, 415 Francis St.
  • Aug. 25 at Franklin Park School, 30 Eden St., Franklin Park.

To register for these dates, click here.

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.

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

Test sites can 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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