In Princeton, COVID-19 deaths rise to 14, another seven considered ‘probable’ COVID-19 deaths

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 nameMunicipalityCasesDeaths
Acorn GlenPrinceton184
All American Assisted Living at HillsboroughHillsborough245
Artis Senior Living Princeton JunctionPrinceton3712
Atrium Post Acute Care and Rehab of PrincetonPlainsboro5616
Atrium Senior Living Of PrincetonPlainsboro30
Avalon Assisted Living at HillsboroughHillsborough210
Bear Creek Assisted LivingWest Windsor Twp329
Brandywine Living at PenningtonPennington Boro144
Brandywine Living in PrincetonSouth Brunswick20
Bridgeway Care And Rehabilitation Center At HillsboroughHillsborough346
Brookdale HamiltonHamilton484
Brookdale HillsboroughHillsborough186
Brookdale MonroeMonroe Twp141
Care One at East BrunswickEast Brunswick10321
CareOne HamiltonHamilton Twp4913
Clover Meadows Healthcare and Rehab CenterLawrence Twp7120
Cranbury CenterMonroe Twp9422
Elms of CranburyCranbury150
Foothill Acres Rehabilitation and Nursing CenterHillsborough9430
Greenwood HouseEwing Twp9714
Hamilton Continuing CareHamilton Twp10228
Hamilton GroveHamilton Twp6117
Homestead at HamiltonHamilton Twp164
Marcella CenterBurlington Twp10229
Martin and Edith Stein Assisted Living Residence, Inc.Franklin Twp3814
Meadow Lakes East WindsorEast Windsor Twp456
Mercerville CenterHamilton Twp826
Merwick Care & Rehabilitation CenterPlainsboro161
Millennium Memory Care at MonroeMonroe Twp175
Monroe Village (Village Point) REHABMonroe Twp327
Monroe Village Assisted LivingMonroe Twp00
Monroe Village Senior Living (Independent Living)Monroe Twp114
NJ Veterans Home at Menlo ParkEdison18555
Park Place CenterSouth Brunswick6014
Parker at MonroeMonroe Twp165
Parker at SomersetSomerset595
Preferred Care at HamiltonHamilton81
Preferred Care at MercerEwing Twp8015
Princeton Care CenterPrinceton369
Providence Nursing and RehabTrenton6116
Regency Jewish Heritage Post Acute Rehab and Nursing CenterFranklin Twp7423
Rose Hill Assisted LivingRobbinsville Twp70
Rose Mountain Care CenterNew Brunswick5117
Royal Health Gate Nursing HomeTrenton294
Somerset Woods Rehabilitation & Nursing CenterFranklin Township30
Spring Hills Assisted Living Facility SomersetFranklin Twp4311
St. Josephs Morris HallLawrence Twp10211
St. Lawrence Rehab CenterLawrence Twp320
Stonebridge at MontgomeryMontgomery403
Sunrise of BridgewaterBridgewater195
The Chelsea At ForsgateMonroe Twp2114
The Clare Estate Assisted LivingBordentown51
The Gardens at Monroe Healthcare and Rehab CenterMonroe Twp5412
Virtua Health and Rehabilitation Center at Mt HollyMount Holly9114
Water’s Edge Healthcare and Rehabilitation CenterTrenton City15126
Willow Creek Rehabilitation and Care
Franklin Twp6714