MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - County officials announced today that the COVID-19 death in Middlesex County.

A woman in her 90s has died, according to a statement from Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends," Rios said. "While we grieve as a community, we must remember that this is not a time to panic, but a time to continue to be diligent in our preventative measures. While COVID-19 impacts our friends, family and neighbors, we must remember that we are all still just that – friends, family, and neighbors – and at a time like this, we find solace in the strength and power of our community."

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According to state numbers, 116 people have tested positive for COVID-19. That's the second most of any county in New Jersey, behind only Bergen County (363).

The county took several steps earlier this week to promote social distancing as a weapon to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.

All county buildings were closed to the public until further notice.

Rios announced in a press released that the county is still conducting business with residents and businesses through normal office phone numbers and/or emails to ensure continuity of services to members of the public and to ensure essential services will continue to be provided.

Visit the Middlesex County website at Middlesexcountynj.gov to find contact information for each respective department.