PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials did not report any new positive COVID-19 cases in Piscataway over the last 24-hour period.

The total remains at 874 residents who have tested positive and the death toll remains at 34 for the township.

There are 16,957 positive cases in Middlesex County and 1,137 deaths, according to covid19.nj.gov.

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Following the July 4 weekend, New Jersey health officials reported Monday 216 new coronavirus cases bringing the total to 173,611 and 20 new deaths increasing the total to 15,229. Of the fatalities announced, 13,373 are lab-confirmed and 1,856 are considered “probable.”

Governor Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Monday during the state’s coronavirus press briefing that the rate of transmission or “Rt” is over 1.0 for the first time in 10 weeks. The last two days saw a Rt of 1.03 — meaning every new additional positive COVID-19 case is leading to at least one more.

Statewide, there are now 861 hospitalizations, 187 patients in intensive/critical care and 152 people on ventilators.  

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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