NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital celebrated the discharge of its 600th COVID-19 patient on Thursday.

Maria Herrera left the hospital to much fanfare as members of the staff applauded and cheered.

According to Middlesex County officials, the number of COVID-19 positive cases in New Brunswick reached 1,500 on Sunday and surpassed the 14,000 mark across the county. The death toll for the city is 54 and 777 county-wide.