TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT
As of 9 am today, 4/22:
NJ cases: 95,865
NJ deaths: 5.063
Somerset County cases: 2,688
Somerset County deaths: 283
Montgomery cases: 64
Montgomery deaths: 1
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0
Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:
Total 70 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill
The above numbers represent a snapshot in time, and will change daily or even hourly as new data come in. This represents only laboratory-confirmed cases, and does not include people who are sick but unable to be tested. If you are experiencing cough and fever, you should isolate yourself from well family members, and stay home until 3 days after your symptoms resolve without medications. If your symptoms worsen, contact your health care provider for a telemedicine consultation. We continue to stress the importance of washing hands, maintaining social distancing, and staying home.
For further statistics, go to the Health Dept.’s COVID-19 portal: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid19/, Somerset County map with counts by town , State of NJ DOH’s COVID-19 Case Chart , and https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
*****DISCLAIMER***** Reported numbers on this page may not match the figures provided on the Somerset County page. This is due to differences in reporting times.
Testing Site info found at: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid-testing/.
COVID-19 CASE UPDATE FOR STONEBRIDGE AT MONTGOMERY
The State of New Jersey is now posting a daily report of COVID-19 case counts and deaths in long-term care facilities, including Stonebridge of Montgomery. Yesterday, the state reported 21 positive tests but zero deaths at Stonebridge. Based on data reported to the Montgomery Township Health Department, those 21 cases involve 17 staff members and 4 residents. Stonebridge residents are counted in the daily count totals reported by Montgomery Health, along with staff who happen to live in town as well. Non-resident staff infections are reported in their respective hometowns.
Statewide, long term care facilities are producing 40% of all COVID deaths. These older populations living in community are particularly vulnerable to the disease, which is why visitors are not allowed in any such facilities in the state. Unfortunately many of those testing positive are staff members who often work multiple part-time jobs to make a living, increasing their potential for exposure. Montgomery Health Department’s disease investigators are working closely with Stonebridge’s leadership to assure strict adherence to infection control measures.
Stonebridge staff cases are a reminder that members of our community may be infected but not be symptomatic initially or at all. That is why we are engaging in strong physical distancing policies. Everyone should continue to stay home except for work or the most essential reasons. Wear a fabric mask when you must go out and stay six feet distance from others, in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus.