PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials reported 1 new positive COVID-19 case in Piscataway over the last 24-hour period, bringing the total to 742 residents who have tested positive in Piscataway. No additional information about the new case was provided.

The reported death toll remains at 20 for the township.

According to covid19.nj.gov, there are now 12,768 positive cases in Middlesex County and 642 deaths.

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Statewide, there are 128,269 cases, an increase of 1,621 overnight, with 7,910 deaths reported, an increase of 45 since Sunday, according to the State Department of Health. 

There have been 148,951 negative test results reported for the Garden State.

However, during his May 4 COVID-19 daily briefing, Governor Murphy stated that the low number of new positive cases and recorded deaths reported today for New Jersey were “suspect.”

“The numbers may be low as a result of a network outage we had yesterday. This may have prevented all cases from being processed,” said Murphy.

5,287 patients are being treated in hospitals for COVID-19. “This is a drop of about a thousand in five days,” said the Governor.

“Our hospitals continue to show the positive trends we want and need to get on a steady position to get back on the road toward a responsible restart of our economy,” he said.

Health officials urge residents to continue practicing social distancing and limit gatherings in the effort to flatten the curve.

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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