SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Health Department has notified the South Brunswick Township that a fourth resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The man is reportedly in his 50s and is currently self-isolating. On Thursday, The Department notified the Township that a third resident had tested positive for COVID-19, a woman in her 70s who is currently hospitalized. The Middlesex County Health Department is currently leading all investigations into the spread of the Coronavirus in the county.
Earlier this week, South Brunswick confirmed its first two cases. The two residents had attended a conference in Princeton where two separate attendees were linked to an outbreak of the Coronavirus at a health conference in Boston. The two residents have been in self-quarantine for over a week. One of the residents attends South Brunswick High School.
The county is expecting to open a community-based testing site at the PNC Bank Arts Center on Monday, March 23rd. New Jersey recently opened the first testing site in Bergen County, where the first case of the Coronavirus was confirmed in the state.
Individuals who want to take the test must be New Jersey residents and be experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. Priority will be given to symptomatic individuals experiencing cough, fever (99.6F or above) and shortness of breath. All testing done at these sites will be free of charge, according to a press release from the township.
Yesterday the state was able to confirm 155 new positive cases of Coronavirus in New Jersey, bringing the total cases in the state to 890, according to Governor Phil Murphy. As of today, Middlesex County has 76 confirmed cases according to the South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management.