A third resident of the Princeton Care Center has died as a result of complications from COVID-19.
Local officials said the resident was in his 80s. Five patients at the Princeton Care Center have tested positive for the coronavirus. Residents testing positive and residents who are symptomatic are being isolated in a separate wing of the nursing home, per state regulations, officials said.
Officials said that staff members at the Princeton Care Center are monitoring the vital signs of all residents and staff members on a daily basis. Due to the possibility for the asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 at the center, the local health department is working with the Princeton Care Center to have all staff members tested for COVID-19. Officials said staff members who were exposed to confirmed COVID-19 patients are being quarantined.
The death marks the fourth recorded COVID-19 fatality in Princeton.
Princeton had a total of 75 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Friday. The Princeton Health Department is monitoring 31 active cases. Forty-one people have recovered.
As of April 15, a total of three Princeton University students living on campus have tested positive for COVID-19. Off of the campus, a total of 42 students have tested positive. Twenty-two employees have tested positive, and ten of them have recovered.