OLD BRIDGE – Old Bridge officials reported 41 new positive COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of positive cases to 611 in the township, according to Old Bridge Mayor Owen Henry in his daily report on April 23.
Henry said the COVID-19 numbers reported daily from the Middlesex County Department of Health does not reflect actual positive cases as many people are asymptomatic or have mild forms of the virus. The people, who are asymptomatic or have mild forms of the virus, will not be tested due to a shortage of tests.
“The cases are evenly distributed, and there does not seem to be a cluster in any one location in the township,” he said.
In addition to the state’s official website, covid19.nj.gov, residents can text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text messages and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211.
To help sort out the rumors around the virus, in a joint effort by the New Jersey Regional Operations and Intelligence Center, division of the New Jersey State Police, New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, and New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, a website has been established to combat rumors and disinformation regarding the virus. The COVID-19 Rumor Control and Disinformation website is njhomelandsecurity.gov/covid19.
The Old Bridge Township Office of Emergency Management is still looking for supplies to support township police, fire and first aid including N95 masks, surgical masks, Tyvek suits, hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes. Anyone able to donate supplies can call OEM Deputy Coordinator Mike Petschauer at 848-565-1324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Old Bridge Food Bank is seeking donations. Two bins will be set up outside at 1 Old Bridge Plaza for non-perishable food donations.
For more information about COVID-19 related matters in Old Bridge, visit oldbridge.com/COVID and its social media pages.
For Middlesex County information on COVID-19 information visit discovermiddlesex.com/covid19/ or www.middlsexcountynj.gov/covid19.