SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - This past week, October 11th to the 18th, only two South Brunswick residents tested positive for COVID-19, this is the lowest number of newly reported cases in a week's time since the end of May. The Office of Emergency Management also identified three previously unreported cases bringing the total number of South Brunswick residents with COVID-19 to 577.

The two new cases are one male and one female with an average age of 37. Over the past week, the Middlesex County Health Department confirmed another COVID-19 death in South Brunswick from April. 33 residents have now died due to COVID-19, 17 males and 16 females with an average age of 76. Half of all individuals who passed away were living in, or connected to, long-term care facilities, according to the OEM.

Prior to this week, South Brunswick was seeing a considerable spike in Coronavirus cases in the month of October. The OEM says these higher numbers are due to college students who contracted the virus on campus. Other instances involved the Coronavirus spreading to all members of a household while in quarantine, but not affecting the general public.

Today, the state confirmed 1,192 cases of COVID-19, bringing New Jersey’s total number of cases to 221,205 according to Governor Murphy. Middlesex County currently has 20,930 cases of COVID-19, according to the OEM.