PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County's data dashboard has been updated and health officials reported 5 new positive COVID-19 cases in the last 24-hours, bringing the total to 904 residents who have tested positive in Piscataway since the pandemic began in March. 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 17,155 positive cases in Middlesex County and 1,179 confirmed deaths.

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The New Jersey Department of Health reported on Tuesday a total of 177,256 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 141 days ago, and a total of 13,763 deaths during that time, an increase of 21 overnight. There have been 1,817,955 COVID-19 tests administered statewide.

Also, the rate of transmission fell slightly below 1.0 and is currently at 0.9, and on Tuesday, there were 833 live patients being treated in hospitals with 169 in intensive or critical care and 79 requiring ventilators, according to covid19.nj.gov.

Middlesex County’s Department of Public Safety & Health and Office of Health Services offer drive-through and walk-up COVID-19 testing sites for Middlesex County residents. 

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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