SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - This past week, September 27th to October 3rd, 19 South Brunswick residents have tested positive for COVID-19. This is the largest spike in a week’s time for the township since the beginning of May. The Office of Emergency Management has also confirmed 10 previously-unreported cases, bringing the total number of South Brunswick residents with Coronavirus to 558.

            According to the South Brunswick OEM, several of these new cases resulted from out-of-state travel. Other cases were spread within family groups, leading to the virus infecting individual households. Another factor was college students who contracted the virus on campus. All positive cases are reported to a student’s home address regardless of where they got sick.

            The new cases are 11 males and eight females, according to the OEM’s weekly COVID-19 report. Two of the positive cases were under the age of 18. The average age of all 19 new cases is 34 years old, according to the OEM. 32 South Brunswick residents have died due to COVID-19, the average age of those who have passed is 76.

            Today, the state was able to confirm 522 new cases of COVID-19. Bringing New Jersey’s total number of cases to 208,713 according to Governor Murphy. Middlesex County currently has 19,943 cases of COVID-19, according to the OEM.