Mercer County has returned to the list of active COVID-19 outbreak sites distributed by the US Department of Homeland Security. Mercer County was last listed on April 13.
Camden, Burlington and Atlantic County also returned to the list. The regions of Gloucester and Ocean remain on the list.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said he was concerned about the recent rise in cases in the state. The deputies are in charge of more than 125 new cases, he said on Wednesday and called the trend worrying.
In the last four days, the state has recorded 2,000 new positive COVID-19 test results.
“Now we are back or minus where we were a month ago in the daily number of new cases,” Murphy said in his last press briefing on Wednesday. “We cannot afford to go back. Let̵7;s go back to common sense and work as one family in New Jersey to beat COVID = 19 together. ”
More than 700 people attended the party in Jackson Township on Sunday night, many of them without masks or social distancing. Murphy said more than 50 cases of COVID-19 were linked to a series of home parties attended by teenagers in Middletown last week. The party has displaced nearly three dozen rescuers on Long Beach Island who tested positive, Murphy said. The Westfield promotion resulted in 17 cases.
Fifteen members of the Rutgers University football team have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days.
“We just can’t go on crowded house parties,” Murphy said. “They are not safe. Dot. These are how the coronavirus passes more efficiently. They are doing the hard work that we are all together, millions of us since March, risking to get back together.
New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said COVID-19 cases among young people are on the rise and have the potential to infect parents, grandparents and others with basic conditions such as diabetes. She said that the percentage of confirmed cases for the population aged 18 to 29 is currently between 24 and 33% of all confirmed cases in the state. The age group accounted for only 12 percent of cases in April and 22 percent in June.
On Thursday, New Jersey received 261 new positive confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 180,970 confirmed cases. Another 16 state residents died from complications caused by COVID-19, bringing the total number of states to 13,934 COVID-19-related deaths.
While many districts in the state provide information on the number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases and deaths in each municipality, Mercero County does not provide a breakdown of deaths by municipality and its report of positive cases lags behind the state by several days. A Mercer County spokesman said that the publication of general data on COVID-19-related deaths was handled by municipalities. Some municipalities in the region publish data on deaths.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health, the state received another 14 positive COVID-19 test results for Mercer County residents on Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 8,000. A total of 571 people died from COVID-19 complications and another 41 deaths “Probable cases of COVID-19”.
Two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Princeton since Monday, bringing the number of new cases in the last week to seven. Officials said one exposure was related to a social gathering and the other to a healthcare professional. Both inhabitants are isolated. At Princeton, the number of weekly cases and the number of two-week cases are rising.
Employees in the village were also informed this week that an employee in the construction department was positive for the COVID-19 test.
A total of 205 Princeton residents tested positive for COVID-19. Eighteen people died from complications caused by the COVID-19 virus and another 12 deaths were probably related to complications caused by the COVID-19 virus.
Breakdown by gender and age:
- male, 96; woman, 109 years old
- Positive cases by age:
- Age 11 and under, 3
- Age 12 to 17, 3
- Age 18 to 25, 14 years
- Age 26 – 35, 15
- Age 36 to 45, 41
- Age 46 – 55, 29
- Age 56 to 65, 22 years
- Age 66 to 75, 17
- Age 76 to 85, 21
- Ages 86 and over, 39
- Average age of positive cases: 55
- Average age of death: 84.8
- Hospitalized: 28
- Medical staff: 10
- EMS / First respondents: 0
- EMS / first non – resident respondents:
At Princeton University, a total of three academic students tested positive for COVID-19. Five test results are expected. Three students are being isolated on campus and 11 students have been quarantined on campus since July 28. Outside the campus, there were 52 students testing positive for COVID-19 and waiting for 20 test results. A total of 46 employees tested positive for COVID-19 and 30 test results were expected from Thursday.