Case Count 4-30, Message from Police Director James Gill

Posted on April 30, 2020

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT


As of 9 am today, 4/30:

NJ cases: 118,652

NJ deaths: 7,228

Somerset County cases: 3,464

Somerset County deaths: 270

Montgomery cases:  90

Montgomery deaths: 3a

Rocky Hill cases: 6

Rocky Hill deaths: 0

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

5        <20

10        20-29

14        30-39

12        40-49

20        50-59

17        60-69

3        70-79

15        80+

Total 96 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill

34 presumed recoveredb

a  The fatality under investigation has been confirmed to be COVID-19 related.

b “Presumed recovered” means 30 days have elapsed since individual’s diagnosis and the person is not hospitalized.

The above numbers represent a snapshot in time, and will change daily or even hourly as new data come in. This represents only laboratory-confirmed cases, and does not include people who are sick but unable to be tested.  If you are experiencing cough and fever, you should isolate yourself from well family members, and stay home until 3 days after your symptoms resolve without medications. If your symptoms worsen, contact your health care provider for a telemedicine consultation. We continue to stress the importance of washing hands, maintaining social distancing, and staying home.

For further statistics, go to the Health Dept.’s COVID-19 portal: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid19/,  State of NJ DOH’s COVID-19 Case Chart , and https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

*****DISCLAIMER***** Reported numbers on this page may not match the figures provided on the Somerset County page.  This is due to differences in reporting times.

Testing Site info found at: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid-testing/. NOTE: The RVCC testing site will be closed due to weather tomorrow, May 1. All RVCC appointments  set  for Fri. May 1 are rescheduled for Tues., May 5.


 

Message from Montgomery Township Police Director James Gill

 

I would like to start by saying, during this unprecedented crisis, I am extremely proud of our community for pulling together. Our community understands the risks we face and are adhering to the orders for the betterment of their family, friends and neighbors.

As you all know by now, the municipal building is closed with modified staffing in all departments. Please do not come to the police department or the municipal building unless it is absolutely necessary. Our officers may contact you by phone to take your report if possible. Please provide a good call back number to the dispatcher when calling for police service so we can establish contact with you. If we respond to your home, please step out and greet our officers outdoors and don’t be offended if our officers ask you to do this. We are attempting to implement physical distancing, for your health and safety; as well as ours. Help us to stay available to help you, should the need arise.

With that in mind, we want to assure you that we are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.. As always, we are simply a phone call away. For Emergency situations call 911, for non-emergencies call 908-359-3222 (dispatch) or 908-874-3333 (offices).

We would like to remind our residents that phone scams and frauds, as well as false “Go Fund Me” campaigns are being employed to steal money and identity during the coronavirus pandemic. Government agencies such as the FBI, IRS, Sherriff’s Departments, and Police Departments will never contact you by phone and threaten to arrest you if you’re not willing to provide an immediate payment by credit card or through other means. In addition, they also will not ask you by phone for your personal information such as names, birthdates, social security numbers, computer logins/ passwords, etc. Never provide personal information and identifiers or issue any type of payment over the phone or via the internet unless you are 100% certain who you are dealing with. New Jersey has formed a COVID-19 Fraud Task Force, a joint federal-state effort to investigate and prosecute unlawful and misleading activities related to COVID-19. To report any instance of price gouging, hoarding of medical supplies, charity scams, procurement fraud, scam calls, or any other related unlawful activity, please call 866-720-5721 or email disaster@leo.gov. Price gouging is defined as increases more than 10 percent higher than the price at which merchandise was sold during the normal course of business prior to the state of emergency. See New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act for more information. For some examples of types of COVID-19 scams, go to: https://covid19.nj.gov/search.html?query=scams. Also, we’d like to remind the community that crime takes no holidays and to please lock your homes and vehicles at all times to decrease the likelihood of becoming a victim of burglary / theft.

Lastly, please adhere to the orders and restrictions that have been issued. Comply with physical distancing and masking recommendations. Minimize travel to essential purposes only. If you must travel do so safely and with due regard for your neighbors. I’m sure everyone who has driven or gone for a walk recently has noticed an obvious up-tick in pedestrian traffic; as well as bicycle traffic. Share the road, slow down, be safe. Avoid congregating, and locations that promote congregation. Maintain physical distancing and wear masks as you use the parks and pathways again, beginning this Saturday. Please realize the last thing we as police officers want to do is to tell kids, friends, and families to stop playing sports, socializing or playing on the swings and slides. We don’t want to tell you to stop, we’re required to tell you to stop, at least temporarily for the well being of us all. Remember that we will go home to our families who are home like you, so we understand the challenges you are facing.

We are always here to help you through good times and bad. Let’s all work together and ensure all our families get through this crisis as safe and healthy as possible.

On behalf of the entire Montgomery Township Police Department,

 

Captain James M. Gill, Police Director