Four latest cases of COVID-19 in Princeton linked to school, university, social events –


Four people in Princeton have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past seven days, and a total of eight people in Princeton have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, officials said Monday afternoon .

The local health worker said the last four cases of COVID-19 investigated by the Princeton Department of Health involved people under the age of 25. All four cases were linked to school, university and social events.

Rowan University has seen an increase in the number of cases, mostly in off-campus housing. State officials said at the governor’s regular press conference on Monday that they had not been able to trace the spread of COVID-19 to a single event in Rowan.

“There were parties and stuff,” said Ed Lifshitz, medical director of the Communicable Disease Department at the Department of Health. “Anytime you have large groups of young people coming together, you expect this to happen. Although we certainly encourage that not to happen.

Off-campus parties have been a concern in Princeton and surrounding communities. More than two dozen students contracted COVID-19 at a sorority party in Ewing recently.

Asked two weeks ago about how colleges and universities in the area deal with students in off-campus housing or what policies are in place, if any, when students renting private homes throw big parties, Spokesmen for institutions in the region did not respond to requests for comment.

Princeton Public Schools began the school year with distance learning on Monday, but varsity athletes in the high school were allowed to begin formal training and competition.

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in six counties across the state, six school districts changed their plans this week and switched to distance learning.

Local, departmental and state statistics

A total of 224 people in Princeton have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March. Eighteen deaths from complications from COVID-19 have been confirmed, and 12 more deaths in Princeton are considered probable deaths from COVID-19.

Other Princeton COVID-19 Demographics:

Men: 101, Women: 123 (confirmed positive COVID-19 cases)

So far, 29 people living in Princeton have been hospitalized with complications from COVID-19. Four of these people died.

10 healthcare workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

8 non-resident first responders who work at Princeton have tested positive for COVID-19.

Breakdown by age
5 cases under 11 years old
6 cases aged 12 to 17
18 cases aged 18 to 25
17 cases aged 26 to 35
44 cases aged 36 to 45
29 cases 46-55 years
25 cases aged 56 to 65
17 cases aged 66 to 75
21 cases aged 76 to 85
40 cases aged 86 and over

In Princeton, 55% of confirmed COVID-19 cases are non-Hispanic white residents, 25% Hispanic residents, 16% Asian residents, and 4% black residents.

The state has received positive COVID-19 test results for 196,968 residents since early March. A total of 14,245 deaths in the state from complications from COVID-19 have been confirmed. At least 1,789 other deaths in the state are considered probable deaths from COVID-19. Racial distribution of deaths from COVID-19: 54.1% White residents, 18.3% Black residents, 20.3 Hispanic residents, 5.5% Asian residents, and 1.8% other races.

As of Sunday evening, there were 420 patients in New Jersey hospitals who were positive or probable COVID-19 cases. Ninety-one patients were in intensive care and 45% of these patients were on ventilators. The state has confirmed a total of 57 cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children during the pandemic.

For Mercer County, the state received seven more positive COVID-19 test results on Monday. The state has received a total of 8,498 confirmed COVID-19 test results for Mercer County since early March. A total of 598 deaths in the county have been confirmed to be due to complications from COVID-19, and 36 more deaths of county residents are considered probable COVID-19-related deaths.

For Middlesex County, the state received another 28 positive COVID-19 test results on Monday. The state has received a total of 18,870 confirmed COVID-19 test results for Middlesex County since early March. A total of 1,220 deaths in the county have been confirmed to be due to complications from COVID-19, and 202 more deaths of county residents are considered probable COVID-19-related deaths.

For Somerset County, the state received another 20 positive COVID-19 test results on Monday. The state has received a total of 5,575 confirmed COVID-19 test results for Somerset County since early March. A total of 494 deaths in the county have been confirmed to be due to complications from COVID-19, and a further 74 deaths of county residents are considered probable COVID-19-related deaths.

For Hunterdon County, the state received 9 more positive COVID-19 test results on Monday. The state has received a total of 1,246 confirmed COVID-19 test results for Hunterdon County since early March. A total of 71 deaths in the county have been confirmed to be due to complications from COVID-19, and another 54 deaths of county residents are considered probable COVID-19-related deaths.


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