Monroe officials report nine new positive COVID-19 cases, township has 45 known cases from New Jersey Training School for Boys

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MONROE – Monroe officials reported nine new positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases to 627, according to the Monroe Township Office of Emergency Management (OEM) on May 12.

The new cases include one resident in a long-term care facilities and eight community wide.

The age range of the cases are from 12 to 99. The cases include five females – a 12 year old, a 39 year old, 75 year old, a 91 year old, and a 99 year old, and four males – a 21 year old, a 24 year old, a 64 year old, and a 91 year old.

Monroe has lost 86 residents to COVID-19, 65 in long-term care facilities and 21 community-wide.

There are 45 known positive COVID-19 cases from the New Jersey Training School for Boys.

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. A person does not have to be symptomatic to be tested.

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.