SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - This past week, September 13th to the 19th, six South Brunswick residents tested positive for COVID-19, according to a report from the Office of Emergency Management. The OEM was also able to confirm three previously unreported cases from past months, bringing the township’s number of positive cases to 522.

            Last week, South Brunswick Township saw its largest spike in over three months when 17 new cases were confirmed between September 6th and 12th. According to the OEM, this was most likely due to college students who returned to school. All positive cases are accredited to a student’s permanent residence, regardless of whether they live on campus. 70% of last week’s new cases were college-aged residents, and one was under 18 years old according to the OEM.

            The new cases consist of three males and three females, with an average of 40. 32 South Brunswick residents have died due to the Coronavirus, half of whom were connected to Long Term Care facilities, according to the OEM.

            Today, the state was able to confirm 396 cases of COVID-19, bringing New Jersey’s total number of positive cases to 200,154 according to Governor Murphy. Middlesex County has a total of 19,089 cases of Coronavirus, according to the OEM.