At least 14 Princeton residents have died as a result of complications from COVID-19. Another seven deaths are being considered probable COVID-19 deaths, officials said on Friday.
Loved ones of residents in long-term care facilities had raised questions about whether some residents were being properly counted as having died of COVID-19 complications. We reported the issue earlier this week. State officials also reported on Tuesday that they would be conducting a review of long-term care facility cases.
According to the town’s Friday report, a total of 157 residents of Princeton have tested positive for COVID-19, and 63 people total have recovered. Local officials attributed Princeton’s jump in numbers Friday to a backlog in testing results being reported by labs.
Three new deaths were reported for Princeton’s long-term care facilities based on new lab results. Two more residents of the Princeton Care Center died, and another resident of Acorn Glen died. According to state data, 9 residents of the Princeton Care Center have died and four residents of Acorn Glen have died. Some of these deaths were not accounted for in previous press releases (for example a press release was sent on Tuesday about a sixth Princeton Care Center resident’s death when she is now being counted as the seventh death at the center). It would appear that some older cases have been reviewed and the numbers have been adjusted to reflect deaths now considered COVID-19 related deaths that had not previously been counted.
If the data is accurate, it means 13 of the 14 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Princeton were of residents who lived in long-term care facilities. The other death was a woman who was likely exposed to COVID-19 by a home health aide.
Local health officials are now providing data on probable COVID-19 deaths as well.
The state recorded another 162 COVID-19 related deaths on Friday, bringing the total number of residents in the state who have died as a result of complications from COVID-19 to 8,952 residents. The figures include 322 residents of Mercer County.
A 4-year-old with an underlying medical condition is the first child in New Jersey to die from complications related to the coronavirus, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the death on Friday as the state’s first COVID-19 fatality of someone under the age of 18. A somber Murphy said the child’s death was unfathomable.
On Friday, the state received another 1,985 positive COVID-19 test results, bringing the statewide total to 135,454 COVID-19 positive residents. A total of 5,111 Mercer County residents have tested positive for COVID-19.
The latest statistics for long-term care facilities in the Princeton region:
|Long-term care facility name||Municipality||Cases||Deaths|
|All American Assisted Living at Hillsborough||Hillsborough||24||5|
|Artis Senior Living Princeton Junction||Princeton||37||12|
|Atrium Post Acute Care and Rehab of Princeton||Plainsboro||56||16|
|Atrium Senior Living Of Princeton||Plainsboro||3||0|
|Avalon Assisted Living at Hillsborough||Hillsborough||21||0|
|Bear Creek Assisted Living||West Windsor Twp||32||9|
|Brandywine Living at Pennington||Pennington Boro||14||4|
|Brandywine Living in Princeton||South Brunswick||2||0|
|Bridgeway Care And Rehabilitation Center At Hillsborough||Hillsborough||34||6|
|Brookdale Monroe||Monroe Twp||14||1|
|Care One at East Brunswick||East Brunswick||103||21|
|CareOne Hamilton||Hamilton Twp||49||13|
|Clover Meadows Healthcare and Rehab Center||Lawrence Twp||71||20|
|Cranbury Center||Monroe Twp||94||22|
|Elms of Cranbury||Cranbury||15||0|
|Foothill Acres Rehabilitation and Nursing Center||Hillsborough||94||30|
|Greenwood House||Ewing Twp||97||14|
|Hamilton Continuing Care||Hamilton Twp||102||28|
|Hamilton Grove||Hamilton Twp||61||17|
|Homestead at Hamilton||Hamilton Twp||16||4|
|Marcella Center||Burlington Twp||102||29|
|Martin and Edith Stein Assisted Living Residence, Inc.||Franklin Twp||38||14|
|Meadow Lakes East Windsor||East Windsor Twp||45||6|
|Mercerville Center||Hamilton Twp||82||6|
|Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center||Plainsboro||16||1|
|Millennium Memory Care at Monroe||Monroe Twp||17||5|
|Monroe Village (Village Point) REHAB||Monroe Twp||32||7|
|Monroe Village Assisted Living||Monroe Twp||0||0|
|Monroe Village Senior Living (Independent Living)||Monroe Twp||11||4|
|NJ Veterans Home at Menlo Park||Edison||185||55|
|Park Place Center||South Brunswick||60||14|
|Parker at Monroe||Monroe Twp||16||5|
|Parker at Somerset||Somerset||59||5|
|Preferred Care at Hamilton||Hamilton||8||1|
|Preferred Care at Mercer||Ewing Twp||80||15|
|Princeton Care Center||Princeton||36||9|
|Providence Nursing and Rehab||Trenton||61||16|
|Regency Jewish Heritage Post Acute Rehab and Nursing Center||Franklin Twp||74||23|
|Rose Hill Assisted Living||Robbinsville Twp||7||0|
|Rose Mountain Care Center||New Brunswick||51||17|
|Royal Health Gate Nursing Home||Trenton||29||4|
|Somerset Woods Rehabilitation & Nursing Center||Franklin Township||3||0|
|Spring Hills Assisted Living Facility Somerset||Franklin Twp||43||11|
|St. Josephs Morris Hall||Lawrence Twp||102||11|
|St. Lawrence Rehab Center||Lawrence Twp||32||0|
|Stonebridge at Montgomery||Montgomery||40||3|
|Sunrise of Bridgewater||Bridgewater||19||5|
|The Chelsea At Forsgate||Monroe Twp||21||14|
|The Clare Estate Assisted Living||Bordentown||5||1|
|The Gardens at Monroe Healthcare and Rehab Center||Monroe Twp||54||12|
|Virtua Health and Rehabilitation Center at Mt Holly||Mount Holly||91||14|
|Water’s Edge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center||Trenton City||151||26|
|Willow Creek Rehabilitation and Care|