PISCATAWAY, NJ - Middlesex County health officials are reporting 8 new positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total to 749 Piscataway residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.  

The reported death toll remains at 20 for the township.

There are now 13,142 positive cases in Middlesex County and 667 deaths, according to covid19.nj.gov.

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Statewide, there are 130,593 cases, an increase of 2,324 overnight, with 8,244 deaths reported, an increase of 334 since Monday, according to the State Department of Health. 

There have been 157,030 negative test results reported for the Garden State.

In his daily statistical review on Tuesday, Governor Murphy continued to point to positive trends, including the diminishing rates in the number of hospitalizations resulting in stays in the ICU or CCU dropped to 1,534, as did the number of those patients requiring a ventilator (1,169).  Both statistics show one full week of declining numbers, Murphy noted.

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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