PISCATAWAY, NJ – Middlesex County health officials reported 5 new positive COVID-19 cases since Monday, bringing the total to 879 residents who have tested positive in Piscataway. 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 16,956 positive cases in Middlesex County and 1,152 confirmed deaths.

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The New Jersey Department of Health reported on Wednesday a total of 174,039 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 129 days ago, and a total of 13,476 deaths during that time, an increase of 51 overnight. 

There have been 1,577,848 COVID-19 tests administered statewide. 

Also, there are 935 patients in hospitals with 175 patients in either critical or intensive care and 142 ventilators in use, according to covid19.nj.gov.

Face coverings are now required in outdoor public spaces when social distancing is not practicable, Governor Phil Murphy announced during his COVID-19 press conference in Trenton on Wednesday. Exceptions are individuals under age two, people who are eating/drinking at an outdoor dining establishment, and when wearing a mask would inhibit health or safety.

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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