Number of negative COVID-19 cases in Princeton outpaces number of positive


The number of Princeton residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 has risen to 182 cases, as compared to 174 positive cases as of May 29, the Princeton Health Department announced June 8.

While there have been eight more residents whose tests were positive in the past 10 days, the number of residents whose test results were negative for COVID-19 has outpaced the number of positive tests.

There were 216 negative test results May 29, and 254 negative test results announced June 8 by the Princeton Health Department.

Meanwhile, the Princeton Health Department reported that the majority of residents who tested positive for COVID-19 were younger than 65 years old. The average age was 55 years old.

Of the 182 residents who tested positive, there were 64 residents older than 66 years old. Of that group, nearly half – or 31 residents – were older than 86 years old. There were 15 residents between 66 years old and 75 years old, and 18 residents between 76 years old and 85 years old.

For Mercer County residents who would like to be tested for COVID-19, Mercer County has set up an appointment-only, drive-through testing center in the parking lot across the street from the Mercer County Administration Building at 640 S. Broad St. in Trenton.

Any resident who has a physician’s prescription for a COVID-19 test is eligible to be tested on an appointment basis. Initially, only residents who were showing symptoms of COVID-19 were eligible for testing.

There is no charge for testing at any of the Mercer County testing centers, which includes the drive-through testing center and appointment-only, walk-up testing centers in Trenton and Hightstown.