PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials reported one new case on Monday, bringing the total to 1,056 of residents that have tested positive for COVID-19 in Piscataway. No additional information regarding the new case was provided. The reported death toll is 38 for the township.

According to covid19.nj.gov, there are now 19,116 positive cases in Middlesex County and 1,896 confirmed deaths.

Gov. Phil Murphy released the latest figures related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic Monday afternoon.

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Murphy reported 396 new positive COVID-19 test results, pushing the statewide cumulative total since March 4 to 200,154. He also reported two additional COVID-19 deaths, bringing the statewide total of confirmed deaths to 14,278.

The daily positivity for tests from September 17 was 1.81%. The statewide rate of transmission is 1.12

Presently there are 349 patients in NJ hospitals – 185 are COVID-19 positive patients and 164 Persons Under Investigation pending the return of test results. There are 87 patients COVID-19 in intensive care, of them 32 are using ventilators.

Murphy stated, "For the more than 16,000 New Jerseyans we’ve lost to COVID-19 – we cannot give up. This pandemic isn’t over, and it’s all too easy for the numbers to go back up. Keep up with social distancing and masking."

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