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Monroe new COVID-19 cases below 10, mayor offers Mother’s Day wishes

MONROE – Monroe officials reported nine new positive COVID-19 cases on May 8, bringing the total number of cases to 578, according to the Monroe Township Office of Emergency Management (OEM).

The new cases include five residents in long-term care facilities and four community wide. The age range of the cases are from 18 to 91. The cases include six males – an 18 year old, a 34 year old, a 46 year old, a 54 year old, a 60 year old, and a 75 year old and three females – a 32 year old, a 66 year old and a 91 year old.

Monroe has lost 67 residents to COVID-19, 51 in long-term care facilities and 16 community-wide.

Mayor Gerald Tamburro offered his Mother’s Day wishes to all the moms in the township.

“The unique circumstances we find ourselves in with this current health crisis may find your ever so important role as ‘mom’ expanding to beyond what you ever thought possible,” he said.

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.

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