PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials reported Saturday that there are  24 new cases, bringing the total to 322 of residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Piscataway.  No additional information regarding the new cases was provided.

In Middlesex County, there are now a total of 5,406 positive cases, and 177 deaths, according to covid19.nj.gov.

Statewide numbers grew to 58,151 cases, an increase of 3,563 overnight, with the statewide death toll now at 2,183, an increase of 251 overnight, according to the State Department of Health. 

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There have been 62,042 negative test results across the Garden State, said health officials.

Hundreds of COVID-19 positive patients are leaving hospitals every day and the pace of new positive cases across the state is slowing, Governor Phil Murphy said at his daily press briefing Saturday.

Both of these statistics, he declared, are early signs that “we are beginning to beat the virus back.”

“If we all continue face covering, social distancing, and staying at home we will win this war,” said Murphy.

If residents have questions regarding COVID-19, they may call the NJ State Health Call Center at 1-800-222-1222. This information is available in several languages. 

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