NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital had no COVID-19 patients in its beds on Wednesday for the first time since March.

“The last six months have been extraordinary, challenging our healthcare system in an unprecedented way,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE, president and CEO of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. “Fortunately, the number of COVID-19 cases continue to decrease and yesterday, we marked a significant milestone with the number of COVID-19 patients admitted to Saint Peter’s at zero. We certainly hope this trend continues. We are extremely thankful to our healthcare heroes for the level of skilled and compassionate care they provided throughout the pandemic, which is a true testament to our culture and Catholic mission.”

The first presumptive positive case of coronavirus in New Jersey was announced on March 5. On March 12, a spokesperson at Saint Peter’s confirmed it was treating its first positive case of COVID-19.

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Since then, the hospital has treated well over 1,000 COVID-19 patients.

The hospital shared the news that it had zero COVID-19 patients on social media on Thursday.

“This is a testament to the hard work of our staff on the frontlines of this pandemic as well as our community doing their part to stop the spread through social distancing, wearing masks, and practicing good hand hygiene,” according to the post. “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all as we continue to fight COVID-19 together.”

As of Thursday, Middlesex County officials announced there were 1,869 total cases of COVID-19, including 80 deaths, in New Brunswick since the pandemic began.