SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - This past week, five South Brunswick residents tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the township total to 446 with 29 deaths, according to the Office of Emergency Management. The township is continuing to see relatively low numbers of new cases, in the first week of June, 2020 there was only one new case of COVID-19.  The New Jersey State Department of Health website lists South Brunswick as having the virus suppressed at this time.

            Three of the new cases of COVID-19 are over the age of 80, following a trend of older residents having a high rate of infections. 16 of the deaths in South Brunswick are connected to long term care facilities. The Park Place Center, located in Monmouth Junction, has had 44 confirmed cases among its residents, 14 of which have died. 24 members of their staff have tested positive and one has died, according to a study from the New Jersey Department of Health.

            Today, the New Jersey Department of Health was able to confirm 310 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 173,878. Middlesex County has a total of 16,852 residents who have tested positive. Last week, the county recorded an average of 33 new cases per day, according to the Office of Emergency Management.