PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials are reporting 7 new positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total to 778 Piscataway residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.  

Sadly, one death was reported, increasing the death toll to 27 for the township.

There are now 14,121 positive cases in Middlesex County and 801 deaths, according to covid19.nj.gov.

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Statewide, there are 140,743 cases, an increase of 798 overnight, with 9,508 deaths reported, an increase of 198 since Monday, according to the State Department of Health.

The data on new hospitalizations and patients in intensive care units or critical care units show steady decreases, as well as a decline in the number of patients on ventilators, said Governor Murphy in his briefing on Tuesday. 

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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