SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Health Department has notified the South Brunswick Township of seven new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total amount of residents who have tested positive to 33. Of the seven new confirmed cases, their ages range from 30 to 52. A majority of the 33 residents are currently at home and are self-isolating. The Middlesex County Health Department is currently leading all investigations into the spread of the Coronavirus in the county.
There is currently one Drive-Thur testing facility located near South Brunswick at MyInstaDoctor facility located at 298 Applegarth Road. Availability is limited, registrations can be done at myinstadocmonroe.com. Patients must also be experiencing some symptoms such as fevers, coughing, and respiratory problems, or have been exposed to someone with the virus. Please call 609-207-3220 to speak with a medical professional.
Last week, Governor Phil Murphy announced that all non-essential businesses must remain closed until the emergency ends. The governor also announced today that all New Jersey schools will remain closed until April 17.
Earlier today, South Brunswick Mayor Charles Carley released a statement to the public about the state of the township. In the statement, he outlines efforts taken by the South Brunswick community to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Police have been utilizing technology to increase detection while limiting contact and the social service department has put all senior citizens on a contingency plan to keep them protected.
“Our work has been round the clock for the past month involving an all hands on deck approach. Our response has involved every department in the Township. Our local health department in coordination with the Middlesex County Health Department has been at the forefront of identifying people who have contracted the virus and conducting follow up” said Mayor Charles Carley in a released statement.
Today, the state was able to confirm 2,316 new positive cases of Coronavirus in New Jersey, bringing the total cases in the state to 13,386, according to Governor Phil Murphy. Middlesex County currently has 938 confirmed cases, according to the South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management.