PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials reported 4 new positive COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total to 891 residents who have tested positive in Piscataway. No additional information regarding the new cases was provided.
The reported death toll remains at 36 for the township.
According to covid19.nj.gov, there are now 17,059 positive cases in Middlesex County and 1,171 confirmed deaths.
On Monday, the New Jersey Department of Health reported the following statewide COVID-19 data:
◾️231 new cases, 175,522 total
◾️22 new deaths, 13,613 total
◾️166 individuals in critical care; 48% on ventilators
◾️ 2 new reports of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children; 53 cases total in the state
Also, there were 71 live patients discharged from NJ hospitals.
While COVID-19 cases in New Jersey continue to run at a fraction of what they were at the virus’ peak, the increased testing has caused a lag in getting test results back. In Monday’s COVID-19 briefing, State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said it now takes more than five days to get a test result back in New Jersey, up from the previous three-day average.
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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