PISCATAWAY, NJ – Middlesex County health officials reported 3 new positive COVID-19 cases in Piscataway on Friday, bringing the total to 850  residents who have tested positive. No additional information regarding the new cases was provided.

The reported death toll remains at 34 for the township.

According to covid19.nj.gov, there are now 16,685 positive cases in Middlesex County and 1,110 confirmed deaths.

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The New Jersey Department of Health reported a total of 170,584 positive cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began its spread in the state 116 days ago, and a total of 13,060 deaths during that time, an increase of 44 overnight.

As part of his daily COVID-19 briefing on Friday, Governor Phil Murphy also announced the following statewide totals:

  • 1,118 patients in NJ hospitals

  • 234 patients in either critical or intensive care

  • 206 ventilators in use

  • 59 COVID-19 patients admitted

  • 114 live patients discharged

Residents are reminded to remain vigilant in following the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control, the State of New Jersey, and public health officials when it comes to social distancing, hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and disinfecting common areas. These are the best ways to reduce the rapid spread of the virus. 

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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