SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - This past week, South Brunswick Township was able to confirm three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the township total to 449 positive cases. The past month has seen only single-digit increases of cases per week. According to the New Jersey Department of Health, South Brunswick has suppressed the spread of COVID-19 at this time.

Two of the new cases are residents who are in their twenties, according to the Office of Emergency Management. Earlier today, the state’s top health official, Judith Persichilli, said that there has been an uptick of positive cases in people between the ages of 18 and 29 in New Jersey. Young adults are the fastest growing age group to test positive for COVID-19, according to Persichilli. This age group represents 22% of the cases in the state, in April they represented only 12%.

            29 South Brunswick residents have died due to the Coronavirus, 16 of which were connected to long-term care facilities. The Park Place Center, a Senior nursing home in Monmouth Junction, has had 45 reported cases and 14 deaths according to the Department of Health.

Today, the state was able to confirm 231 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 175,522 according to Governor Murphy. There are currently 17,265 cases in Middlesex County, according to the official New Jersey COVID-19 website.