For the first time in almost 4 months Hamilton has reported no new daily Covid-19 Coronavirus cases.
At the peak, Hamilton was averaging 225 cases/week and 22 deaths/week.
New Jersey, once a coronavirus hotspot, has seen its number of new cases, deaths, and hospitalizations remain relatively stable in recent weeks after falling significantly from their peaks in April.
One of the most densely populated states with 9 million residents, New Jersey, ranks second among U.S. states in total COVID-19 deaths and fifth in total cases.
Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin posted this statement to his facebook page on Wednesday:
Our first reported case of COVID-19 in Hamilton Township was on March 18th, 2020. Today, July 15th, almost four months later, we have our first day of 𝗻𝗼 reported new cases in town. This is a fantastic achievement that proves we have all been working hard to stay safe and healthy. However, this proves that now more than ever we need to remain vigilant and stay safe in order to continue to this trend.
While the trend in New Jersey has been improving, other states including Florida, Texas and Arizona have seen significant increases.
Case counts, hospitalizations and even deaths are on the rise across the nation, not only in Southern states that were slow to embrace lockdowns in March and April.
As of July 15, 2020 the U.S. has reported 3,459,053 cases and 136,807 deaths.