SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the past week, South Brunswick Township has confirmed three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total positive cases in the community to 456. There were no new cases reported in the past six days, which is the longest stretch of no new cases since the virus was first discovered in South Brunswick in March. The New Jersey State Department of Health website continues to list South Brunswick as having the virus suppressed at this time.

            According to the Middlesex County Health Department, 31 South Brunswick residents have died due to the Coronavirus, 16 men and 15 women. The average age of those who have passed away in the township is 75, according to the Office of Emergency Management. Half of the deaths are connected to long term care facilities, 14 of which occurred at the Park Place Center in Monmouth Junction.  (Reminder:  Park Place is a rehab facility, not a long-term care residence.  At the outset of the virus, patients were moved from hospitals to facilities like Park Place.)

            Recently, more young people have been contracting the Coronavirus than senior citizens according to a recent report from the New Jersey Health Department. 90% of the new cases in South Brunswick in July are people in their 20's, according to the Office of Emergency Management.

            There are currently 177,645 cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey. Today, the state was able to confirm 26 new cases in Middlesex County, bringing the county total to 17,379 according to the New Jersey COVID-19 website.