PISCATAWAY, NJ – Middlesex County health officials reported 5 new positive COVID-19 cases in Piscataway over the last 24-hour period, bringing the total to 795 residents who have tested positive. No additional information regarding the new cases was provided.

The reported death toll remains at 30 for the township.

There are now 14,752 positive cases in Middlesex County and 888 deaths, according to covid19.nj.gov.

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Statewide, there are 148, 039 cases, an increase of 1,705 overnight, with 10,435 deaths reported, an increase of 83 since Sunday, according to the State Department of Health.

While an out-sized proportion of our statewide COVID-19 deaths are related to our long-term care facilities, the 7-day average shows a slowing rate, according to Governor Murphy in his Monday briefing. He also said that we have seen important trends:

  • Number of patients being treated for COVID-19 is down significantly

  • Number of people entering our hospitals is down significantly

  • Number of patients reported in either critical or intensive care fell to 1,053.

  • Ventilator use dropped to 819.

  • 334 new COVID-19 hospitalizations vs. 190 discharges yesterday.

  • Field Medical Stations reported only 40 patients.

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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