Mercer County confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 200, second Princeton police officer tests positive

A second Princeton police officer has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said on Sunday. 

The officer began displaying symptoms on Friday, March 20, officials said. The officer is currently not hospitalized and continues showing moderate symptoms of COVID-19.

Anyone that had direct contact with the officer is being notified by the Princeton Health Department.  The police department has been employing a “continuity of operations” plan over the last several weeks to isolate potential exposure to a small group of officers while mitigating the risk of exposure to the department. The affected officers were isolated to the same unit. The group of officers is quarantined.

Mercer County officials confirmed on Sunday that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county has risen to 202 cases. The county is not releasing a breakdown by municipality.

Sixteen Princeton residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

At Princeton University, two students have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Friday. One remains in isolation, and isolation has been discontinued for another student.

Twenty-three students who are off campus have tested positive for COVID-19, and 13 tests are still pending.

As of Friday, 12 Princeton University employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating. Three tests are still pending.

The New Jersey Health Department has confirmed a total of 13,386 positive test results as of Sunday afternoon. A total of 161 New Jersey residents have died. Twenty-one residents of the state died since the governor’s briefing on Saturday.

State officials did not hold a press briefing on Sunday.

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  1. Has anyone who attended the 58th Annual George Wah Awards Dinner on Sunday, March 8, 2019 tested positive for the coronavirus?

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