12-11: Cases Rise by 10; Mayor’s Video with Health Officer; Cryptocurrency Scam; Free Flu Clinic; Rent Relief Available; Detailed COVID Case Report

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There have been ten (10) new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Wednesday, 12-9-20. See full case report at the end of this ebulletin.


MONTY COVID CASES REMAIN ELEVATED

 

With 52 new cases over the last 7 days, Montgomery’s volume of new infections remains extremely high, according to the Montgomery Township Health Department. Over the last four weeks combined, the township has reported 222 cases, nearly half the total since the start of the pandemic.

Montgomery Township Health Officer Stephanie D. Carey recommends avoiding holiday travel this month, as does the Centers for Disease Control. She spoke in more depth with Montgomery Mayor Sadaf Jaffer in a new video released today.


BEWARE OF CRYPTOCURRENCY SCAM

Montgomery Police wish to inform residents of a scam involving cryptocurrency.  Recently, a resident was contacted by a male claiming to be from the United States Marshall’s Service and suggesting there was a problem with the resident’s Social Security Number.

The male told the resident that a member of the Montgomery Township Police Department would call with further instructions.  The resident received a call from the Montgomery Police non-emergency number, 908-874-3333, which was spoofed by the scammers.  Believing that the call was legitimate because it is a valid phone number for MTPD, the resident complied with the scammers.

Montgomery Police remind residents that this department and any other legitimate government agency will not solicit any type of payment via telephone, especially payment via cryptocurrency.



FREE FLU CLINIC DECEMBER 14

The Montgomery Health Department is sponsoring a FREE flu clinic on Monday, December 14, from 4-7pm at Otto Kaufman Community Center. Vaccinations available for ages 4 and up, by appointment only.  Appointments can be made on our website: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/flu.


 

APPLY NOW FOR RENT RELIEF

In response to the financial hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic, Somerset County has established a rent relief program using Federal grant monies. Over $400,000 in rent relief is still available to county residents, including in Montgomery, who have suffered COVID-related income loss, subject to income limitations.

Additional information, and an easy-to-use online application are available here. Paper application forms are available by calling 908-541-5756.


 

TODAY’S COVID-19 FULL CASE REPORT

There have been ten (10) new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report, Wednesday, 12-9-20.

As of 9AM today, December 11

Montgomery cases: 462

Montgomery deaths: 7

Rocky Hill cases:  14

Rocky Hill deaths: 0

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

 

108      <20

74      20-29

45      30-39

69      40-49

80      50-59

54      60-69

13      70-79

33      80+

 

476 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

–  416 presumed recovered

–  53 currently ill

– 7 fatalities

 

a “Presumed recovered” means cases that have met the criteria for discontinuation of isolation. A minimum of 10 days from diagnosis, or three days after symptoms resolve, whichever is longer. This definition represents a change from earlier in the pandemic before the CDC provided a definition.

For further statistics, go to the Health Dept.’s COVID-19 portal: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid19/,  State of NJ DOH’s COVID-19 Case Chart , and https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Testing Site info found at: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid-testing/