NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County health officials are reporting 833 New Brunswick residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and 33 have died after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Wednesday was the first time Middlesex County officials have broken down the death toll by municipality. Until now, the county only released positive results per town.
There have been 369 total COVID-19 deaths in Middlesex County, including 53 in Perth Amboy, 50 in Monroe, 37 in Woodbridge and 35 in Edison.
Jamesburg and Cranbury are the only two municipalities in the county that have not reported a COVID-19 death.
In all, 9,132 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Middlesex County, according to county officials.
The county's numbers differ slightly from the state's totals.
According to New Jersey's COVID-19 website, 9.047 COVID-19 cases and 369 deaths.
The state reported today that 95,865 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and the death toll is up to 5,063.
It is unclear why there is a slight difference in the state and county numbers. According to Middlesex County's website, "Over the past several weeks, Middlesex County has done a comprehensive reconciliation with the State of New Jersey’s Communicable Diseases Database to ensure the County and State case lists more accurately align. This alignment will ensure that accurate information is communicated on an ongoing basis from the State to the County and then to local municipal governments."