SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - This past week, February 21 to February 27, the Office of Emergency Management has confirmed 36 new cases of COVID-19 in South Brunswick Township. The OEM has also confirmed nine previously unreported cases. A total of 2,097 South Brunswick residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

The new cases are 16 males and 20 females with an average age of 40. Four of the new cases are under the age of 18, according to the OEM’s weekly report. While this is a slight increase for the township compared to last week, the OEM says there “should be no cause for alarm.” They believe that cases will decline in the upcoming months.

For the first time since November 2020, no new fatalities from COVID-19 occurred in South Brunswick Township in a week’s time. The township saw their “deadliest week” in early January with seven confirmed deaths, many of which were connected to a Long Term Care facility. A total of 60 South Brunswick residents have died due to COVID-19, according to the OEM.

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Governor Murphy announced expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. Starting on March 15, the vaccine will be available for transportation workers, child care workers, and Pre-K and up educators and staff.

On Monday, the state confirmed 2,668 new cases of COVID-19, a total of 704,362 New Jersey residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Middlesex County currently has 67,618 cases of COVID-19, according to the OEM.