Edison new COVID-19 cases remain low, however, number of deaths continue to rise

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Rebecca Nowalski
An attendee holds a candle to honor the fallen in Dallas during the police vigil held at the Monmouth County Police Academy on July 11.

EDISON – Edison officials reported five new positive cases of COVID-19 on May 16, bringing the total number of cases to 1,651, according to the Edison Office of Emergency Management.

The age range of the cases are 39 to 95, officials said. The township has lost 165 residents to COVID-19, according to Middlesex County.

The township announced the cancellation of the annual Memorial Day Parade, which was scheduled for May 24, because of the public health emergency. Township officials have asked the community “to remember the magnitude of service all of our veterans have made, and especially those who tragically made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our great country.”

Edison Township was not provided any other information regarding the new cases.

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

For more information, call New Jersey Health Center 1-800-222-1222.