MILLTOWN, NJ - As the borough enters its third week of the coronavirus shutdown, the Milltown Police Department announced via Nixle that Milltown has its first confirmed case. The borough was notified of the positive case by the Middlesex Department of Health. As per privacy laws, the MPD will not be releasing any personal information about the resident who tested positive for COVID-19.
The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is in charge of investigating cases of COVID-19 which includes any individuals who may have come in close contact with the infected individual. Close contact is defined as coming within a six-foot radius of a person infected with the virus for a minimum time frame of 10 minutes. Anyone outside the six-foot radius is not considered to be in close contact. The Middlesex County Office of Health Services will notify any Milltown resident determined to be at risk of exposure according to information released by the Milltown Police Department.
A 24-hour public hotline is available at 800-222-1222 for anyone with coronavirus questions. Residents can also visit Middlesex County's coronavirus webpage for information and resources as well as the webpage set up by the New Jersey state government.
Data released by the county over the weekend indicated that Middlesex County had 938 positive cases of COVID-19 with 14 deaths. Spotswood has four confirmed cases and Helmetta has three. North Brunswick has 19 and New Brunswick has 27. Woodbridge (66) and Old Bridge (62) have the highest number of cases in Middlesex County though their numbers are being reported by local officials not the county. East Brunswick has 51 reported cases and Edison has 50.