COVID-19 Case Count 5-07 & Health Dept: Masks Strongly Advised in Parks

COVID-19 Case Count 5-07 & Health Dept: Masks Strongly Advised in Parks

Posted on May 7, 2020

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

As of 9 am today, 5/07:


NJ cases: 133,635

NJ deaths:  8,801

Somerset County cases: 3,914

Somerset County deaths: 320

Montgomery cases:  97

Montgomery deaths: 5

Montgomery presumed recovered: 51 a

Rocky Hill cases: 6

Rocky Hill deaths: 0

Rocky Hill presumed recovered: 5 a

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

5      <20

10      20-29

14      30-39

15      40-49

22      50-59

17      60-69

4      70-79

16      80+

Total 103 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill

a “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. We are including both laboratory-confirmed cases, and probable cases, meaning cases believed to have COVID-19 based on symptoms and exposure to confirmed cases (identified via contact tracing), but who cannot yet qualify for testing at this time. 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/.

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MONTGOMERY HEALTH DEPT. MESSAGE

Masks Strongly Advised in Montgomery Parks

 

With the reopening of local parks, the Montgomery Township Health Department strongly recommends individuals wear a face covering in our parks and on open space pathways where people may be in proximity with others.  This is in addition to the required six feet of “social distancing” mandated by the New Jersey governor in all parks statewide and enforced by local police.

Wearing a mask in public helps protect you and those around you. Even if you feel well, it is possible to have COVID without knowing it in these situations:

  • Before you show symptoms (pre-symptomatic);
  • When you have the virus but never show symptoms (asymptomatic)

 

The Health Department recommends members of the community to:

  1. Continue to follow local, state and national public health recommendations on the use of face coverings in all public places.
  2. Know that masking does not replace physical distancing measures. It is still imperative that we all continue to practice and promote maintaining the recommended six feet of physical distance between yourself and others outside of your household – this applies to children*, teens and adults. Use good judgement and common courtesy and give people passing you on narrow paths enough space to do so safely.
  3. Wear cloth face coverings in areas where physical distancing measures are challenging to follow, such as on narrow trails, sidewalks, and retail counters.

Your mask will help protect your neighbors and critical workers, such as cashiers, those stocking shelves, pharmacists, health care workers, and first responders.

Remember:

  • Your mask protects me and mine protects you.
  • Wear a Mask. Protect Others. Protect Yourself. Protect Your Family.

 

*According to CDC, cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

For more information about masking and other COVID-19 related information, visit www.health.montgomery.nj.us/COVID19 or call the Montgomery Township Health Department COVID-19 Phone line at (908) 533-9313