SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Township continues to see low numbers of new COVID-19 cases in the month of June. In the first week of June (5/31-6/6), the township was able to report only one new case in the township. In the past three weeks (6/7-6/27), the township was able to report 19 new cases. There are currently 441 positive cases of COVID-19 in South Brunswick, according to their Office of Emergency Management.

            The OEM has confirmed that 29 residents have died due to COVID-19, 16 of which are connected to long term care facilities. Long term care facilities have been hit particularly hard in New Jersey during the pandemic. The Park Place Center, located in Monmouth Junction, has had 44 confirmed cases among its residents, 14 of which have died. 24 members of their staff have tested positive and one has died, according to a study from the New Jersey Department of Health.

            The OEM has also been tracking the number of first aid calls and motor vehicle accidents, as a means to track the spread of the virus and the impact it is having on the community. As the state continues to open up, there has been an increase in motor vehicle accidents as well as in first aid calls. The OEM reminds the public that the number of first aid calls are not connected to the positive cases of the virus.

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            “We will continue to ride out the pandemic if we keep to our stations – social distancing, washing our hands often and well, being mindful and considerate of others by wearing masks” Mayor Charles Carley said yesterday in a released statement, “As the state lifts business restrictions, we continue to see good results locally, thanks to you and your neighbors.”

            There are currently 171,272 cases of the Coronavirus in New Jersey. Today, the state was able to confirm nine new cases of COVID-19 in Middlesex County, bringing the county total to 16,764 according to the official New Jersey COVID-19 website.