PISCATAWAY, NJ – Middlesex County health officials reported 2 new positive COVID-19 cases in Piscataway over the last 24-hour period, bringing the total to 787 residents who have tested positive. No additional information regarding the new cases was provided.

The reported death toll remains at 29 for the township, said officials.

There are now 14,514 positive cases in Middlesex County and 872 deaths, according to covid19.nj.gov.

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Statewide, there are 145,089 cases, an increase of 1,184 overnight, with 10,249 deaths reported, an increase of 111 since Friday, according to the State Department of Health.

“New hospitalizations are down nearly 70% from the peak. Overall hospitalizations are down by more than half since the peak and more than a third during the past few weeks,” said Governor Murphy in his Friday COVID-19 briefing.

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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