Princeton reports 30 deaths from COVID-19 thus far, 17 from long-term care facilities


Thirty Princeton residents, including 17 residents of two long-term care facilities, have died of COVID-19 complications since the first death was announced April 2 through June 17, according to the Princeton Health Department.

Of those 30 residents who have succumbed to COVID-19, seven were residents at the Acorn Glen assisted living facility on Mount Lucas Road and 10 were residents at the Princeton Care Center on Bunn Drive.

A dozen of the 30 deaths have been deemed “probable positive expired” by the Princeton Health Department. Officials began including “probable deaths” May 8 in reports, based on the evaluation of death certificates and cross-referencing against lists provided by the long-term care facilities.

The average age of death was 84 years old, officials said.

Meanwhile, the number of Princeton residents who tested positive for COVID-19 stands at 190, officials said June 17. Six new cases have been reported between June 1 and June 15.

Of the confirmed cases, 72 residents were older than 66 years old and 111 residents were between 18 and 65 years old. Six were under 18 years old. The average age was 55 years old.

As a percentage, more white residents were diagnosed with COVID-19 in Princeton than any other race or ethnicity. They accounted for 54% of diagnosed cases, followed by 24% for Latinos, 18% for Asians and 4% for blacks.