PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials are reporting 9 new positive COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total to 703 Piscataway residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.  

The reported death toll remains at 16 for the township.

There are now 11,947 positive cases in Middlesex County and 591 deaths, according to covid19.nj.gov.

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Statewide, there are 121,090 cases, an increase of 2,538 overnight, with 7,538 deaths reported, an increase of 310 since Thursday, according to the State Department of Health. 

There are 135,355 negative test results reported for the Garden State.

In discussing the opening of county and state parks taking place this Saturday, state health officials continued to stress the importance of safety protocols while the state begins to ease measures statewide. 

Residents are reminded to remain vigilant in following the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control, the State of New Jersey, and public health officials when it comes to social distancing, hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and disinfecting common areas. These are the best ways to reduce the rapid spread of the virus. 

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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