Mercer County has returned to the list of COVID-19 outbreak hotspots distributed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The last time Mercer County was on the list was on April 13th.
Camden, Burlington and Atlantic Counties are back on the list. Gloucester and Ocean counties remain on the list.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said he is concerned about the recent rise in cases in the state. Housing parts account for more than 125 of the new cases, he said on Wednesday, calling the trend a concern.
Over the past four days, the state has recorded 2,000 new positive COVID-19 results.
“We are now back or missing to where we were a month ago in the number of daily cases of new cases,” Murphy said in his latest press release on Wednesday. “We can̵7;t afford to go back. Let’s use common sense again and work as one New Jersey family to defeat COVID = 19 together.”
More than 700 people attended a party in Jackson Township on Sunday evening, and most of the fans were not wearing masks or practicing social distance. Murphy said more than 50 COVID-19 cases were linked to a series of home parties attended by teens in Middletown last week. A party on Long Beach Island dropped nearly three dozen safeguards that turned out to be positive, Murphy said. A graduation party at Westfield resulted in 17 cases.
Fifteen members of the Rutgers University football team have also tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days.
“We just can’t continue to have a crowded feast at home,” Murphy said. “They’re not safe. Period. They’re how the coronavirus passes around them more efficiently. They’ve put the hard work we’ve all done together, the millions of us since March, at risk of being left behind.
New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said COVID-19 cases among young people are on the rise, and those young people have the potential to infect parents, grandparents, and others who have underlying conditions such as diabetes. She said the percentage of confirmed cases for 18- to 29-year-old residents is now between 24 and 33 percent of all confirmed cases in the state. The age group made up only 12 percent of cases in April and 22 percent in June.
On Thursday, New Jersey received 261 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, pushing the cumulative total to 180,970 confirmed cases. Another 16 state residents died as a result of complications from COVID-19, bringing the state to 13,934 COVID-19-related deaths.
While many countries in the state provide information on both the number of positive COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths in each municipality, Mercer County does not provide a breakdown of deaths by municipality, and r its reporting of positive cases lags behind state data by a small margin. days. A spokesman for Mercer County said the posting of municipal data on COVID-19-related deaths is being handled by municipalities. Some municipalities in the county are publishing death data.
According to data from the New Jersey Department of Health, the state received 14 additional positive COVID-19 trials for Mercer County residents on Thursday, bringing the total the county confirmed positive cases to 8,000. A total of 571 residents died due to complications from COVID-19, and a further 41 deaths are “likely cases of COVID-19”.
At Princeton, two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed as of Monday, bringing the number of new cases over the past week to seven. Officials said one exposure was related to a social gathering and the other was a health care worker. Both residents are being isolated. The number of cases per week and the number of cases every six months are on the rise at Princeton.
Employees in the municipality were also informed this week that an employee in the building department tested positive for COVID-19.
A total of 205 Princeton residents tested positive for COVID-19. Eighteen residents died as a result of complications from COVID-19, and a further 12 deaths were likely related to complications from COVID-19.
Breakdown by sex and age:
- men, 96; female, 109
- Positive cases by age:
- Age 11 and under, 3
- Ages 12-17, 3
- Ages 18-25, 14
- Ages 26-35, 15
- Ages 36-45, 41
- Ages 46-55, 29
- Ages 56-65, 22
- Ages 66-75, 17
- Ages 76-85, 21
- 86 and over, 39
- Average age of positive cases: 55
- Average age of death: 84.8
- The hospital: 28
- Healthcare workers: 10
- EMS / First Responders: 0
- Non-Resident EMS / First Responders: 8
At Princeton University, a total of three students on campus tested positive for COVID-19. Five test results are pending. Three students on campus have been isolated, and 11 students have been quarantined on campus since 28 July. Off-campus, 52 students tested positive for COVID-19, and 20 test results are still pending. A total of 46 employees tested positive for COVID-19, and 30 test results were outstanding on Thursday.