PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials are reporting one new positive COVID-19 case on Wednesday, bringing the total to 847 Piscataway residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.  No additional information regarding the new case was provided.

The reported death toll remains at 34 for the township.

The total number of infections in Middlesex County as of Wednesday morning was 16,640 according to covid19.nj.gov. Over the last week, a total of 127 new cases have been confirmed in the county. Thirteen people have died in the last week as a result of COVID-19, which has claimed 1,107 lives in Middlesex County since the start of the pandemic.

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Statewide, there have been 169,892 confirmed cases. Governor Phil Murphy announced 317 new positive test results in New Jersey on Wednesday, the 26th consecutive day that the daily increase has been below 1,000. The most positive results recorded in the state in a single day was 4,305 in early April.

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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