SUMMIT, NJ — A woman who would have been born around the time of the 1918 flu pandemic has died of coronavirus.
The Westfield Regional Health Department reported the death on Tuesday of the 102-year-old Summit resident.
“The deceased individual is a white, non-Hispanic female who was hospitalized with pre-existing health conditions” before catching the virus, the city noted. They did not provide more information.
She’s the 18th fatality among Summit residents, and the first since June.
In total, 263 residents of Summit have tested positive since the pandemic began.
A month ago, the first week in September, the case count in Summit was 235. A month before that it was 228.
As of Tuesday, 209,342 cases of the virus had been recorded in New Jersey, with 14,360 deaths. The number of deaths in Union County was 1,193, out of 17,944 testing positive since the beginning of the pandemic.