PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials reported one new positive COVID-19 case on Wednesday, bringing the total to 864 residents who have tested positive in Piscataway. No additional information regarding the new case was provided.

The reported death toll remains at 34 for the township.

According to covid19.nj.gov, there are now 16,825 positive cases in Middlesex County and 1,124 confirmed deaths.

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The New Jersey Department of Health Wednesday reported a total of 171,928 positive cases of coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 121 days ago.

Statewide, the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients remains substantially down since the peak in the spring. During his Wednesday briefing, Governor Phil Murphy reported 1,080 hospitalized patients, of whom 217 were in either critical or intensive care. A total of 178 ventilators are in use. There were 54 new COVID-19 patients admitted yesterday, while 87 live patients were discharged. 

Sadly, there are another 45 deaths, pushing the statewide total to 13,224 lives lost.

Residents are reminded to remain vigilant in following the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control, the State of New Jersey, and public health officials when it comes to social distancing, hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and disinfecting common areas. These are the best ways to reduce the rapid spread of the virus. 

For questions regarding COVID-19, call the NJ State Health Call Center at 1-800-222-1222. This information is available in several languages. 

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