PISCATAWAY, NJ — Piscataway saw an increase of seven new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,190 as of Monday according to Middlesex County health officials. The reported death toll remains at 39 for the township.

On Monday at his COVID-19 briefing, Governor Phil Murphy along with State Epidemiologist Christina Tan and State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced 1,192 new coronavirus cases in New Jersey (total of 221,205) and four more deaths (total of 14,425 confirmed and 1,789 considered “probable”). There were also 16 deaths in NJ hospitals Sunday believed to COVID-related but awaiting confirmation, the governor said. 

Five counties in NJ confirmed over 100 coronavirus cases, including 154 in Ocean, 132 in Essex, 109 in Union, 108 in Middlesex and 103 in Bergen.  

Sign Up for Piscataway Newsletter
Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

According to covid19.nj.gov, there are now 21,043 positive cases in Middlesex County and 1,236 confirmed deaths.

The positivity rate in the state stands at 3.36% with a rate of transmission (Rt) of 1.14.

The hospital census is as follows: 758 patients being treated (579 confirmed and 179 “persons under investigation”), 62 people require ventilators and 166 in intensive/critical care. 

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

TAPinto is free and published daily made possible through sponsorships and advertising. Get Your Town's News in Your Inbox:  Click Here to sign up. Contact piscataway@tapinto.net for sponsorship and advertising information.