PISCATAWAY, NJ - Middlesex County health officials reported that the number of COVID-19 cases decreased by 2 overnight after data verification, reducing the total to 672 Piscataway residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. The death toll remains at 14 for the township.

There are now 10,767 positive cases in Middlesex County and 455 deaths, according to covid19.nj.gov.

Statewide, there are 111,188 cases, an increase of 2,155 overnight, according to the State Department of Health. There were 6,044 COVID-19 related deaths overnight, an increase of 106 since Sunday. 

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Statewide there have been 116,587 negative test results.

Additionally, as of last night’s reporting, there are 6,407 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and field medical stations reported 75 patients. Statewide, there are 1,801 patients in either critical or intensive care, a number that is down roughly 9% from where it was last Monday. Ventilator use also continues to trend downward to 1,303 currently in use – an 18% reduction from just one week ago. 

There were 314 new hospitalizations vs. 480 discharges yesterday, and Governor Murphy says that the trend line "continues to point in the right direction."

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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