PISCATAWAY, NJ — Sadly, Middlesex County health officials reported one new death over the last 24-hours, increasing the death toll to 31 for Piscataway. The number of positive cases remains at 801. There were no new positive COVID-19 cases reported on Friday for the township.

There are 15,165 positive cases in Middlesex County and 935 deaths, according to covid19.nj.gov.

The Garden State has 152,719 positive individuals, 1,394 more since Thursday, and 10,985 deaths, an increase of 146 from Thursday.

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Today was the fifth straight day NJ officials announced less than 200 additional deaths, and the 16th consecutive day with fewer than 2,000 additional cases.

In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols. Indoor gatherings remain capped at 10 people. 

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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