PISCATAWAY, NJ – Middlesex County health officials reported 22 new positive COVID-19 cases in Piscataway over the last 24-hour period, bringing the total to 725 residents who have tested positive in Piscataway. No additional information regarding the new cases was provided.

Sadly, 4 more township residents passed away, bringing the reported death toll to 20 for Piscataway.

According to covid19.nj.gov, there are now 12,213 positive cases in Middlesex County and 731 deaths.

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Statewide, there are 123,717 cases, an increase of 2,527 overnight, with 7,742 deaths reported, an increase of 204 since Friday, according to the State Department of Health. 

138,595 negative test results have been reported for the Garden State.

New Jersey Commissioner of Health Judith Persichilli reported Saturday that hospital admissions continue to decrease, in both the northern and central regions of the state, down 41 percent and 26 percent from their peak on April 14, and that there appears to be a “leveling off” in South Jersey’s hospitals. 

Hospitals are also, by and large, transitioning back from operating under a “crisis standard of care” model to “standard measures”, according to Persichilli.

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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