Below is the weekly COVID-19 update from our area health departments. Additional information and resources can be found on the Borough’s COVID-19 page.
Hopewell Valley cases continue to rise substantially since our last report, especially during the week following Thanksgiving. The Central-West region has moved into the High/Orange risk zone and it is critical that precautions remain in-place to mitigate risk. Hospitalizations have increased by 75% at Capital Health since Nov. 19th. The statewide transmission rate for Monday jumped to 1.26 from 1.2 on Sunday and 1.16 on Friday. Any transmission rate above 1 indicates the pandemic is expanding, as each infected person is passing the virus to at least one other person. Much remains unknown about the Omicron variant; nonetheless the Delta variant remains the dominant strain in New Jersey at this time. Vaccinations remain vital to control the pandemic and reduce severe outcomes resulting from any infections. We are scheduling ongoing booster clinics and Mercer County has frequent pop-up clinic opportunities.
Case Counts for Nov. 19 – December 2, 2021
Hopewell Township: 49 new cases (*note that half of these cases are from known household transmission)
Hopewell Borough: 3 new cases
Pennington Borough: 2 new cases
Age ranges of 336 total cases within Hopewell Valley since July 2021 (“Delta wave”)
|Age Range||Number of cases|
|0 – 19||94|
|20 – 29||46|
|30 – 39||39|
|40 – 49||34|
|50 – 59||59|
|60 – 69||32|
|70 – 79||17|