PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials are reporting 2 new positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 808 Piscataway residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.  

Sadly, one death was reported, increasing the death toll to 32 for the township.

There are now 15,547 positive cases in Middlesex County and 964 deaths, according to covid19.nj.gov.

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On Wednesday, New Jersey clocked in at 156,628 positive cases and 11,339 deaths since the onset of the pandemic. That includes 148 new deaths and 970 cases over a 24-hour period, which Governor Murphy said in his briefing may be higher due to the holiday weekend. 

Expanded testing measures is one way the state is measuring its performance in combating COVID-19. Having ended March with just several thousand tests per day as states struggled with shortages, New Jersey is now exceeding 20,000 tests per day available to residents with and without symptoms. 

Middlesex County health officials are set to open a new drive-thru COVID-19 asymptomatic testing site in Piscataway at 1 Ericsson Drive on Thurs., May 28 and Fri. May 29. Testing is free and by appointment only. 

Residents who wish to be tested can schedule an appointment up to three days in advance by visiting middlesexcountynj.gov/covid19testing or calling 732-745-3100. 

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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