PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials reported the number of COVID-19 cases decreased by 10 overnight after further data verification, reducing the total to 694 Piscataway residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Sadly, two deaths were reported, increasing the death toll to 16 for the township, said health officials.

There are now 11,715 positive cases in Middlesex County and 571 deaths, according to covid19.nj.gov.

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In New Jersey, there are 118,652 cases, an increase of 2,388 overnight, with 7,228 deaths reported, an increase of 458 since Wednesday, according to the State Department of Health. 

Statewide there have been 129,266 negative test results reported.

Thursday was the fourth consecutive day that the statewide increase in new cases has been less than 2,700. By comparison, in the first five days of last week, the statewide increase in new cases averaged 3,738 per day. The average increase in New Jersey this week has been 2,482 new cases per day, a falloff of nearly 34 percent.

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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