Monroe officials report 11 new positive COVID-19 cases, provides chart of cases

PHOTO COURTESY OF MONROE TOWNSHIP
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PHOTO COURTESY OF MONROE TOWNSHIP

MONROE – Monroe officials reported 11 new positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases to 523, according to the Monroe Township Office of Emergency Management on May 2.

The new cases include one resident in a long-term care facility and 10 community wide. The age range of the cases are from 13 to 97.

The cases include eight females – a 13 year old, a 38 year old, a 55 year old, 57 year old, a 64 year old, a 67 year old, a 68 year old and a 97 year old, and three males – a 44 year old, a 66 year old, and a 96 year old.

Monroe has lost 66 residents to COVID-19, 50 in long-term care facilities and 16 community-wide.

Township officials, in its daily report, provided a chart of the positive COVID-19 cases and provided the number of calls the Monroe Township Emergency Medical Service [EMS] responded to from the first week of March through May 2.

The Monroe EMS responded to the most calls during the week of March 8-14 with 153 calls and the week of April 6-12 with 154 calls. The past three weeks, EMS responded to 123, 120 and 125 calls, respectively.

The Monroe Township Food Pantry provides assistance for residents, families in need. For more information contact Karen Theer at 609-448-7140. Another resource is the Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Services (MCFOODS) Directory, which directs people to an agency in their area that can provide them with emergency food assistance as well as Jewish Family Services. For more information and MCFOODS email ja@mciauth.com or call 732-729-0880 and for Jewish Family Services call 609-395-7979.

Antibody testing is now available along with COVID-19 testing at MyInstaDoc, 298 Applegarth Road. Currently,  the antibody testing is offered to health care workers, first responders and public servants who are symptom-free for a period of no less than 14 days.

The service is also offered to symptom-free family members of those who were infected with COVID-19 and who have completed their period of quarantine. The test will assess them for subclinical infection in the past.

The COVID-19 drive-thru testing site serves pre-registered patients from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and drive-up patients from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays. Pre-register at www.myinstadocmonroe.com or call 609-207-3220 to speak with a medical professional.

For more information visit www.COVID19.nj.gov.

For Middlesex County information on COVID-19 information visit discovermiddlesex.com/covid19/ or www.middlsexcountynj.gov/covid19.