Bergen County at High Risk to COVID-19

By Naniyah McClain

Student Lifestyle Editor

Even though Bergen County has administered more than 693,117 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Apr. 20, Bergen County is leading the state with the most positive cases with 86,586 cases, according to

During his Wednesday afternoon briefing, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the figures of the state along with Bergen County Executive James Tedesco. “Hasbrouck Heights has 1,093 cases – an increase of 31 since last Wednesday; Wood-Ridge has 932 cases – an increase of 21 since last Wednesday; and Teterboro has 16, with no changes. There have been 2,508 deaths in the county,” said Tedesco, continues.

Cases have decreased in nearby counties such as Essex County and Hudson County. Bergen County is currently at a high risk level because of the average of 34 daily cases per 100,000 people in the past two weeks. There is a possibility that Bergen County can decrease to high risk if the rates drop to less than 11.4 cases per 100,000 people within the next two weeks, according to The New York Times.

Indoor activities, nonessential travel, and events with large populations are still considered to be dangerous in Bergen County.

Will the possible increase of COVID-19 cases in the near future, have an effect on FDU’s vaccine mandate and plans to fully re-open in the fall?

COVID-19 Numbers 

There are 3,580 new positive COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, with 307 being from Bergen county. 

Fri. 04/23/2021Thurs.  04/22/2021
New Jersey990,580987,000
Bergen County99,54299,235

*Numbers according to Google Statistics.

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