Sixth resident of Princeton Care Center dies from COVID-19 complications

A sixth resident of the Princeton Care Center has died as a result of COVID-19 complications, bringing Princeton’s confirmed coronavirus-related death toll to 11 residents.

The woman was in her 90s. Local health department officials said they are maintaining daily contact with Princeton Care Center officials to assist them in their ongoing response to the coronavirus outbreak.

As of Tuesday, according to local health officials, Princeton had 133 confirmed COVID-19 cases total (according to Mercer County data, Princeton had 135 cases as of Monday). The Princeton Health Department is currently monitoring 61 active cases.

In Montgomery, as of Tuesday, 93 residents have tested positive for COVID-19, and three residents have died. Six residents of Rocky Hill have tested positive.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday that the state has received a total of 130,593 positive test results for residents. The death toll in New Jersey has climbed to 8,244 people. Because of computer issues and a network outage on the weekend, Murphy said data from Sunday, Monday and Tuesday would not provide an accurate picture of increases for that time period.

In Mercer County, as of May 5, 4,743 residents total had tested positive for COVID-19, and 280 residents had died.

A breakdown of deaths by municipality in Mercer County is not being provided by the county. Some municipalities are more transparent than others when it comes to reporting data on confirmed cases and deaths. Princeton, Hamilton, Trenton, Hopewell Township, and Montgomery Township in neighboring Somerset County have provided residents with regular updates about COVID-19 cases and deaths. Some other municipalities just provide statistics about confirmed cases, while others simply link to the county or state COVID-19 websites. Middlesex, Hunterdon, and Somerset counties provide data on both confirmed cases and deaths for each municipality.

Mercer County cases and deaths as of May 4 (Mercer’s data always lags behind by a day)
East Windsor, 460 cases
Ewing, 428 cases
Hamilton, 1,009 cases, 82 deaths
Hightstown, 107 cases
Hopewell Borough, 4 cases
Hopewell Township, 85 cases, 4 deaths (as of May 5)
Lawrence, 230 cases
Pennington, 10 cases
Robbinsville, 72 cases
Trenton, 1,693, 34 deaths (as of May 5)
West Windsor – 139 cases

Middlesex County cases and deaths as of May 5
Carteret: 562 cases, 16 deaths
Cranbury: 38, cases, no deaths
Dunellen: 152 cases, six deaths
East Brunswick: 558 cases, 32 deaths
Edison: 1,498 cases, 81 deaths
Helmetta: 30 cases, 2 deaths
Highland Park: 130 cases, 7 deaths
Jamesburg: 98 cases, no deaths
Metuchen: 102 cases, 2 deaths
Middlesex Borough: 197 cases, 8 deaths
Milltown: 68 cases, 3 deaths
Monroe: 580 cases, 83 deaths
New Brunswick: 1,371 cases, 49 deaths
North Brunswick: 738 cases, 27 deaths
Old Bridge: 847 cases, 37 deaths
Perth Amboy: 1,898 cases, 77 deaths
Piscataway: 742 cases, 20 deaths
Plainsboro: 132 cases, 13 deaths
Sayreville: 584 cases, 34 deaths
South Amboy: 144 cases, 5 deaths
South Brunswick: 404 cases, 24 deaths
South Plainfield: 439 cases, 18 deaths
South River: 227 cases, 5 deaths
Spotswood: 79 cases, 3 deaths
Woodbridge: 1,594 cases, 62 deaths