MONROE – Monroe officials reported six new positive COVID-19 cases on May 7, bringing the total number of cases to 569, according to the Monroe Township Office of Emergency Management (OEM).
The new cases include two residents in long-term care facilities and four community wide. The age range of the cases are from 37 to 93. The cases include four males – a 37 year old, a 56 year old, 64 year old, and a 93 year old, and two females, a 40 year old and an 87 year old.
Monroe has lost 67 residents to COVID-19, 51 in long-term care facilities and 16 community-wide.
Monroe Township OEM has issued more than 2,000 pieces of personal protective equipment to the Monroe Stop and Shop in the Concordia Shopping Center. A face mask can be requested at the courtesy desk if needed.
Antibody testing is now available along with COVID-19 testing at MyInstaDoc, 298 Applegarth Road for anyone wishing to be tested. The facility will serve pre-registered COVID-19 testing patients from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Antibody blood testing will be conducted in-office by appointment.
To be considered, a patient must be free from all COVID-19 symptoms for no less than 14 days. This 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.