Health & Wellness

May 11, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Anxious to escort their brother to the next stop on his recovery from the coronavirus, police cruisers and vans from County Corrections Departments throughout New Jersey formed a line on Rehill Avenue outside Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset early Monday morning, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The graphs shown during the May 11 COVID-19 press briefing are all pointing in the right direction, according to Gov. Phil Murphy  He went through several points of data, adding his own commentary.  Murphy did not hold briefings over the weekend, so the information he shared were ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey recorded another 55 COVID-19 related deaths overnight, bringing the statewide death toll to 9.310 on Monday, with the Somerset County Department of Health reporting 330 deaths and a total of 3,613 coronavirus cases, an increase of 23 overnight. There were no reported ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- While school districts across the state have been planning alternatives to traditional high school graduation ceremonies, any plans that school districts had in the works appear to violate Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No.107, which directs New Jersey residents to stay at home ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - They are the backbone of the health care system, and the lifeline between their patients and families, fueled by compassion and committed to providing comfort and care for their patients in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are 600 nurses on the staff of Robert Wood ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey recorded another 139 COVID-19 related deaths overnight, bringing the statewide death toll to 9.255 on Sunday, with the Somerset County Department of Health reporting 330 deaths and a total of 3,590 coronavirus cases, an increase of 51 overnight. There are 110 cases in ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State officials on Saturday said the 4-year-old reported dead from the coronavirus this week did not also have the inflammatory syndrome Kawasaki disease. While the underlying condition was not Kawasaki disease — a syndrome being discovered in children with COVID-19 — the child’s ...

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TRENTON, NJ– Two new American Red Cross convalescent plasma collection sites will open in northern New Jersey May 11 for the collection of convalescent plasma in Fairfield and University Hospital in Newark. In late March, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a new initiative to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The COVID-19 death toll in New Jersey surpassed 9,000 overnight, with the Somerset County Department of Health reporting 327 deaths and a total of 3,539 coronavirus cases on Saturday. There are 108 cases in Somerville. The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 93 Franklin ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Orange you glad to live in Somerville? If so, you'll want to show your pride in the 'Ville and join in the May 15th "Let's Turn Somerville Orange" celebration to show support for the borough's first responders - police, fire, and rescue squad, as well as the medical personnel on ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Two New Jersey FEMA sites will begin testing anyone for COVID-19 whether you're displaying symptoms or not, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday during the state’s daily press briefing. The testing centers at Bergen Community College in Paramus and PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported a total of 3,487 coronavirus cases on Friday, with 322 COVID-19 related deaths, an increase of 9 overnight. There are 107 cases in Somerville. The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 90 Franklin Township residents; 51 in ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A 4-year-old New Jersey child has died of COVID-19, State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli announced Friday during the state’s daily press briefing..  The child was the first death reported in the state of anyone under the age of 18, Gov. Phil Murphy confirmed to members of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers’ RUCDR Infinite Biologics received an amended emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration late Thursday for the first SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus test that will allow people to collect their own saliva at home and send to a lab for results. The new ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - To keep his team connected and motivated, Immaculata Boys Lacrosse Coach Ryan Licht of Branchburg meets with his 27 players via Zoom every Wednesday.  They discuss keeping in shape and game strategies and Licht also has guest speakers (college coaches and professional players and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported a total of 3,436 coronavirus cases on Thursday, with 313 COVID-19 related deaths, an increase of 2 overnight. There are 104 cases in Somerville. The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 88 Franklin Township residents; 52 in ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday said that he is ordering over 120 National Guard troops to assist at long-term care facilities hard hit by the pandemic. Long-term care facilities in New Jersey had reported 4,556 COVID-19 associated deaths and 24,874 cases at their 513 centers by ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy’s leadership during the coronavirus pandemic has catapulted him to one of the most-liked governors in New Jersey history, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.    Echoing the highs reached by governors Thomas Kean, Christine Todd Whitman and Chris ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported a total of 3,387 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, with 311 COVID-19 related deaths, an increase of 2 overnight. There are 103 cases in Somerville. The pop-up COVID-19 testing site at Raritan Valley Community College in ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed Executive Order No. 138, which extends the Public Health Emergency declared on March 9 (Executive Order No. 103), and extended on April 7 (Executive Order No. 119). Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires ...

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  Dorsal view of a pinned Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. This species commonly reaches close to 2 inches in length. Photo: Quinlyn Baine, Washington State Department of Agriculture. Although media reports have triggered panic over the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A new portal for the public to report any evidence of misconduct at long term care facilities or nursing homes was announced at the daily COVID-19 briefing by Gov. Phil Murphy and his executive leadership team Tuesday. Murphy said the new portal was established as a complement to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported a total of 3,364 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, with 309 COVID-19 related deaths, an increase of 12 overnight. There are 101 cases in Somerville. The pop-up COVID-19 testing site at Raritan Valley Community College in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Her journey back from the brink of death was cause for celebration Monday as Ruth Ikan was discharged from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset with all the hoopla of a high school graduation party. This was a special day not only for the South Amboy woman, but for ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey schools will remain closed through the end of the school year. Gov. Phil Murphy made the announcement at today's daily press briefing. “This is a difficult decision and I know that many students, parents, and staff would like to be able to return to school,” Murphy ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported a total of 3,342 coronavirus cases on Monday, with 297 COVID-19 related deaths, an increase of 7 overnight. There are 100 cases in Somerville. The pop-up COVID-19 testing site at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg ...

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TRENTON, NJ – During his May 4 COVID-19 daily briefing, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stated that the low number of new positive cases and recorded deaths reported today were “suspect.” “The numbers may be low as a result of a network outage we had yesterday. This may have prevented all cases ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers engineer has created a mathematical model that accurately estimates the death toll linked to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and could be used around the world. “Based on data available on April 28, the model showed that the COVID-19 pandemic might be ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported a total of 3,306 coronavirus cases on Sunday, with 290 COVID-19 related deaths, an increase of 6 overnight. There are 100 cases in Somerville. Franklin Township overnight became the first Somerset County municipality to exceed ...

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TRENTON, NJ - If Gov. Phil Murphy decides to re-open New Jersey schools for the last month of the academic year, it will be against the advice of a coalition of statewide education organizations.  Murphy said at his Saturday press briefing that he would announce his decision on ...

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