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Confirmed cases


Bloomfield: 806 (+2%)
Essex County: 13,445 (+1%)
New Jersey: 116,264 (+2%)


Bloomfield: 45 (+0%)
Essex County: 1,139 (+4%)
New Jersey: 6,770 (+5%)

As of 4/29/20 at 02:47 PM. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 4/28 to 4/29. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

N.J. state parks, golf courses to re-open May 2, governor urges visitors take coronavirus precautions to prevent closure

Self-employed workers, independent contractors in N.J. to begin receiving federal unemployment benefits week of May 4
Governor Phil Murphy

Coronavirus testing site in Newark accepting new registrations to continue testing on May 4, 6, 8
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Even accounting for coronavirus, deaths in N.J. higher than normal, suggesting virus death toll higher than reported
New York Times

Initial antibody surveys do not indicate herd immunity from coronavirus, cannot be used to confirm individual immunity

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Local news

Bloomfield schools seek student, caregiver feedback on virtual learning
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield martial arts studio Warriors Dojo to host Parents’ Night Out via video conference on May 2
Warriors Dojo

Claara Maass Medical Center employees connecting isolated patients with family, friends through video chat
Belleville-Nutley Patch

Glen Ridge Congregational Church has distributed 3,500 care packages to Mountainside Medical Center staff
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Over 2,000 boxes of groceries distributed at emergency food distribution event in Newark
Branch Brook Park Alliance

Food distributor D’Artagnan offering home delivery amid coronavirus
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Other news

Belmar designates streets resident parking-only, will ticket, tow out-of-town vehicles amid coronavirus

First dog tests positive for coronavirus in the U.S.

Passengers, crew on JetBlue flights must wear face masks

Coronavirus hospitalizations continues decline in N.J. to 6,289, ventilator use continues drops to 1,327

Religious leaders in N.J. call on landlords to pass along mortgage forbearance to tenants as rent relief

Community groups call on N.J. to provide financial aid to undocumented workers who do not qualify for unemployment, federal relief
Morristown Green

Spouses’ relief checks being wrongly withheld for back child support, those affected should contact child support office

Governor Phil Murphy forms 21 member commission to advise on re-opening state economy after coronavirus lockdown
Politico New Jersey

N.J. to allow petitions for candidates, referendums to be signed electronically amid coronavirus
Governor Phil Murphy

Largest rent strike in nearly a century planned in NYC as state, federal relief does not cover cost of living
The Intercept

Coronavirus came to NYC from Europe, spread along N.J.’s most heavily used bus and train lines
Associated Press

Crowded Hasidic funeral in Brooklyn was coordinated and approved by NYPD

Meat industry workers at risk as closed processing plants fail to take coronavirus precautions, White House wants them to re-open
New York Times

Labor unions coordinating efforts to demand humane conditions for essential workers

NBA says teams can re-open practice facilities in early May if local rules allow
Associated Press

Nearly as many Americans dead from coronavirus as in the entire 2017-2018 flu season

Nearly 1 of every 3 confirmed coronavirus cases in the world is in the U.S.
CBS News