PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials reported on Monday one new coronavirus case in the last 24-hours, bringing the total to 919 Piscataway residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March. 

The reported death toll remains at 36 for the township.

According to covid19.nj.gov, there are now 17,557 positive cases in Middlesex County and 1,192 confirmed deaths.

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The New Jersey Department of Health reported on Monday a total of 179,812 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 147 days ago, and a total of 13,884 deaths during that time, an increase of 17 overnight. 

A total of 1,983,841 COVID-19 tests have been administered in New Jersey.

The state Department of Health also reported that the number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations statewide fell below 700 for the first time since early in the spring.

"All the metrics in our healthcare system continue to trend positively," New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy tweeted Monday afternoon. "We're seeing our standing in the national rankings decrease. But, we must remain vigilant."

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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