Madison COVID-19

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As the number of new cases in northern New Jersey and in Madison continue to decline, moving forward we will be providing case updates three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If new information warrants more immediate notification, we will of course issue additional updates.

As this is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation, we will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.

Throughout this public health emergency, Madison continues to protect our residents, businesses and their patrons, by implementing policies and regulations based on the guidelines and rules from the CDC, State of New Jersey and County of Morris.

While Health Department investigations and contact tracing are still important parts of this process, it is also important for the public to understand that “community spread” is a current reality in our county at this point in the COVID-19 public health emergency. Please continue to practice physical (social) distancing, wash your hands regularly and follow all current guidance from Borough, county and state officials—including the statewide “stay at home” order that went into effect March 22.

While COVID-19 positive test results and clear outcomes—such as a patient death—can be accurately reported, at this time, tracking recoveries is more problematic for a two main reasons:

  • Limited testing resources means patients who tested positive and are now feeling well are not being retested. Testing is still largely reserved for those who are currently exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness. While this is important to continue to understand new infections, it does minimize “closing the loop” on resolved cases. 

  • In many cases, patients are self-monitoring their symptoms when their infection resolves. This could be because they never required hospitalization or because they are well enough to be discharged, even if still experiencing some symptoms. As per updated CDC guidance issued on May 3, 2020, a patient is considered non-infectious 10 days after their symptoms begin or 3 days after their fever subsides without the use of fever reducing medicine—whichever is longer. Many times these self-monitoring outcomes are not reported back to health officials the same way an official lab test result would. 

Given these factors, the State of New Jersey doesn’t currently share recovery data in their daily updates and it is why Madison has not shared it at the local level. At such time that the State and Madison Health Departments can be confident in the validity and consistency of data related to recoveries, we will enthusiastically share that information with the community. 

While we cannot systematically report recoveries at this time, the Health Department certainly can share that our nursing staff has tracked cases ranging from mild with a patient self-monitoring their symptoms; to those residents who have required hospitalization and have been discharged to convalesce at home; to those who have unfortunately succumbed to the disease. As is true in other communities, Madison no doubt has untested residents with only mild symptoms that have resolved or will resolve with little or no medical care needed. 

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Updates

  1. May 27, 2020
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1:15 P.M.
The State of New Jersey reports that there are 156,628 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey. 6,289 of NJ’s cases are in Morris County, including 133 cases in Madison. We are sad to report that 15 Madisonians have lost their lives as a result of COVID-19. Contact tracing for cases continues. Individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Today’s reporting includes revised data which removes some cases previously reported as associated with Madison. Cases may be removed for a number of reasons, including updates to lab results or confirmation of residency during follow up by the Madison Health Department. In cases where residency confirmed to be outside Madison the appropriate local Health Department has been notified.

While we mourn each life lost, we are pleased to report that many residents have successfully overcome COVID-19. Of the total cases reported in Madison, only 50 are considered currently active and continue to be monitored by the Madison Health Department.

In compliance with federal, state and HIPPA laws, the Borough will not be releasing any additional personal information about COVID-19 related cases Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online at https://covid19.nj.gov