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Coronavirus News

January 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The COVID-19 Rate of Transmission, the measurement of how much the virus is spreading, fell below 1.0 on Tuesday to 0.96.  A number below 1.0 means the outbreak is on the decline, with every infected person spreading COVID-19 to fewer than one additional person, on average. The ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission stands at 1.02 on Monday, a dramatic drop since it was 1.92 on January 1.  Anything over 1.0 means COVID-19 is still spreading, but the lower the number means any infected person is spreading the virus to fewer people. The State Department ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce and EB Youth Tennis are offering free COVID-19 testing as a service to their members. "We are pleased to offer our members and their families early access to sign up for a COVID-19 Testing event that we, along with EB Youth ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- A free COVID-19 Testing Site will open at the South Brunswick Community Center on Tuesday, January 18th. The township is also expecting to open another PCR testing site at the Liberty Square Mall in Dayton sometime in February, according to a letter from Mayor Charles ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's Department of Health reported 14,048 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the second straight day the number of new statewide cases was under 15,000. The Rate of Transmission, which measures how much the virus is spreading, is at 1.09. On New Year's Day, it was 1.92. Anything ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 37-year-old Somerville woman who gave birth to a baby boy three weeks ago has died of COVID-19 complications without ever having the chance to hold her newborn, according to family and friends. Michelle Stani, who had recently moved to Somerville from Bridgewater also had an ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- All South Brunswick Schools will return to a fully in-person schedule on Tuesday, January 18th, according to a letter sent out by the district earlier today. South Brunswick schools have been closed for the first two weeks of January due to a large spike in COVID-19 in the ...

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NEW JERSEY – New Jersey's Department of Health reported Friday that the COVID-19 Rate of Transmission has fallen again. That's the number that measures how much the COVID-19 virus is spreading. On Friday, it sits at 1.21. Here's how the number is trending lower over the past four ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The plan is to keep the East Brunswick Public Schools open for the rest of the year.  Starting Tuesday, January 18, the township's public schools will re-open.  The schools are cleaned and sanitized "to support building health."  Precautions are in place for "re-entry" of ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health confirmed 20,338 new positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday.  New Jersey was under the 20,000 mark the past two days.  On Thursday, 117 new deaths were confirmed.  One of those happened in East Brunswick.  The Township also recorded 132 active cases ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 17-year-old Hillsborough High School student has died from COVID-19/pneumonia complications, according to friends and family members. Justin Daniel Clark passed away on Tuesday Jan. 11th at 2:15 p.m. He is survived by his mother, Nicole Lopes-Meeks; his father James Clark ...

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NEW JERSEY — For the first time in 2022, there are fewer than 20,000 new daily COVID-19 in New Jersey.  The State Department of Health confirmed 19,454 new cases on Wednesday.  Also, 103 new COVID-19 deaths were reported. The Rate of Transmission, which measures how much the virus is spreading, ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health says 21,691 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in New Jersey on Monday.  The state confirmed 29 more deaths.  More than 6,000 people are in New Jersey hospitals with COVD-19. One death was reported in East Brunswick, along with 97 more ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The NJ Department of Health and Vault Medical Services announced their partnership to offer a free, at-home COVID-19 saliva test kit that is available to every NJ resident who thinks they need a test – even if you don't have symptoms. To order a free test kit, ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – In light of the overwhelming spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant in Middlesex County and the nation, County officials announced they will be utilizing their mobile testing ability to expand testing capacity to deal with increased testing demand.  Starting the week of ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- COVID-19 transmission in South Brunswick Township remains high as over 500 cases have been reported in the past week, according to the Office of Emergency Management. Health experts are still expecting case numbers to increase throughout the month due to the Omicron Variant of ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Health is confirming 27.404 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday - the ninth-straight day over 20,000.  In addition, on Thursday, the Health Department said 106 more New Jerseyans died from the virus. 135 new cases were reported in East Brunswick ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Dr. Valeski announced yesterday that the East Brunswick Public Schools will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 18, as he anticipates that the staffing shortage caused by COVID-19 will not be as impactful at that time. "I want to reinforce that my intention is to ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 31,391 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday - a pandemic-high.  58 new deaths were reported.   5,464 people are in New Jersey's hospitals with COVID-19 - the highest number in more than a year and a half. State leaders say they were preparing ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers will begin the spring semester via remote instruction and require students and employees to have their booster shots. Also, vaccination proof or a COVID-19 negative PCR test taken within 72 hours will be required of all attending in-person activities and events, which ...

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NEW JERSEY — East Brunswick is reported by the Middlesex Health Department as having 367 reported new cases of COVID-19 yesterday.  There have been 6,257 cases so far reported in the township. The State Department of Health reported 25,277 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, the seventh-straight day of ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Office on Aging will be the site of a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for ages 18 and up on Wednesday, January 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available. Appointments can be made to receive a first or second dose ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy's office has confirmed that New Jersey's First Lady, Tammy Murphy, has tested positive for COVID-19.  The Governor's office says the First Lady is vaccinated, boosted and is asymptomatic.  The Governor and the rest of the Murphy family have tested ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- Mayor Charles Carley has signed an executive order to reinstate the township-wide mask mandate in South Brunswick as the school district has decided to switch to virtual learning. Multiple townships and school districts have made similar decisions as COVID-19 cases increase due ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department reported 28,512 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, another pandemic record.  It surpassed the 27,975 new cases reported Thursday.  37 new COVID-19 deaths were reported on Friday. Starting tomorrow, January 1, 2022, the CDC opens a federal testing site in East Orange.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Beginning at 6:00 am tomorrow morning, all indoor areas used by the public in East Brunswick will require visitors to wear masks for the purpose of inhibiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus in its current Omicron variation.  Mayor Brad Cohen, through the use of an Executive ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ:  In a message to the parents of East Brunswick's students this afternoon, Superintendent Dr. Victor Valeski affirmed that the public schools will open as scheduled on Monday, January 3, 2022.  The message also served as a reminder that students and staff must self-report ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health has confirmed 27,975 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, another new pandemic record.  Yesterday, the state added 20.483 new cases, a record high at the time.  On Wednesday, the state announced 34 additional COVID-19 deaths. The State and Centers for ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Health Department reported 20,483 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a high for the pandemic.  The previous high was 16,626 new cases on Christmas Day.  124 residents of East Brunswick tested positive yesterday. On Wednesday, the state reported 50 new virus-related deaths.

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 11,889 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with 48 additional deaths from the virus.  Five of the past six days have seen at least 10,000 new cases.  East Brunswick has seen 27 new cases in the last 24 hours.  South Brunswick has totaled 56. The ...

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