As of May 19, 2020, the incidence of COVID-19 countywide is 20.9 cases per 1,000 of population, compared with 16.7 per 1,000 statewide. In Essex County, in 10 municipalities the incidence of COVID-19 is less than the statewide average and in 4 of these towns, the incidence is less than half the statewide average.
In Livingston, the rate is 15.4 cases per 1,000, slightly below the statewide rate.
View graph: Essex County COVID-19 Incidence of Confirmed Cases per 1,000 population | Percent Change in Incidence by Week
The rate of increase in incidence has slowed throughout all towns in Essex County over recent weeks. During the period of 5/12 to 5/19, Essex County saw a 6% increase in incidence compared with a 57% increase observed during the period of 4/7 to 4/14. These values are comparable to statewide averages which were 6% and 55% for the same time periods. Livingston saw an 8% increase during the period of 5/12 to 5/19, compared to a 41% increase during the 4/7 to 4/14 period. Let’s all keep doing our part to continue these trends and keep Livingston healthy.
Mayor Rudy Fernandez
Deputy Mayor Shawn Klein
Council Member Ed Meinhardt
Council Member Al Anthony
Council Member Michael Vieira