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Woodbridge officials report 15 new postive COVID-19 cases, summerfest 2020 is rescheduled for Sept. 5

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WOODBRIDGE – Woodbridge officials reported 15 new positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in the township to 1,378, according to Mayor John McCormac in his daily report on May 4.

“We finished our lowest week in more than a month yesterday and we are starting off on the right foot today for a new week,” he said. “Five of our lowest six days since April 1 have been in the last eight days. Please keep everyone who is sick in your thoughts and prayers and keep praying that we continue to have low counts of new cases in our township.”

The last resident returned to St. Joseph’s Nursing Home On May 4 from CareOne in Hanover.

“We thank the State of New Jersey for its quick action to protect our residents there by moving them and we thank the people at CareOne for taking care of them until they got back,” McCormac said.

The St. Joseph’s Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility positive COVID-19 cases remain at 47. The township is reporting statistics from the nursing home separately.

The residents at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home devastated by COVID-19 were initially counted in the township’s statistics before residents were moved to another facility out of town on March 25. On April 16, residents started moving back home after a massive cleaning effort.

The township has lost 60 residents to COVID-19, which includes residents from St. Joseph’s Nursing Home.

The township has rescheduled the Summerfest 2020 event from June 6 to September 5 in Merrill Park in Iselin.

Bulk pickups are expected to resume soon.

McCormac, in his report, noted it was International Firefighters Day.

“Let’s thank all the men and women who work hard every day to protect us,” he said.

The mayor continues to urge neighbors to check on people who live alone and cannot leave their homes and to continue to follow the rules and guidelines for social distancing, good personal hygiene, proper disposal of trash and avoiding non-essential travel.

For more COVID-19 information, visit covid19.nj.gov. Visit www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for local information.

For Middlesex County information visit discovermiddlesex.com/covid19/ or www.middlsexcountynj.gov/covid19.

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