PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials on Friday reported one new coronavirus case in the last 24-hours, bringing the total to 944 Piscataway residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March. 

The reported death toll remains at 36 for the township.

According to covid19.nj.gov, there are now 17,857 positive cases in Middlesex County and 1,197 confirmed deaths.

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The New Jersey Department of Health reported Friday a total of 184,061 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 158 days ago. Statewide, there are a total of 14,007 deaths, an increase of 12 overnight since March 4.

Health officials confirmed 551 people are currently hospitalized with 298 confirmed to have the virus and 253 under investigation. The state is aware of 120 people in intensive care with 73 on ventilators. The rate of transmission (Rt) is now 1.15. 

The CDC this morning reported 163,027 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 5,046,685 cases.

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 19,374,498 with 719,856 having died as a result of exposure to the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on Friday morning.

All COVID-19 testing performed at the Middlesex County Health Services sites are free for Middlesex County residents, but require an appointment. Testing days and locations vary on a weekly basis. For more information, click here.

For questions regarding COVID-19, call the NJ State Health Call Center at 1-800-222-1222. This information is available in several languages. 

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