First COVID-19 Fatality & Daily Case Count 4/15Posted on April 15, 2020
MONTGOMERY REPORTS FIRST COVID-19 FATALITY
Montgomery Township regretfully reports its first death related to COVID-19, according to Montgomery Township Health Officer Stephanie Carey. She noted, “In these heartbreaking times, we know that every life is precious, and each person is treasured. And it makes us, as public health workers, even more resolute that we must do all in our power to stop this virus from spreading.”
Montgomery Twp. Mayor Sadaf Jaffer said, “We have been informed of a very sad milestone: the first death in Montgomery Township resulting from a coronavirus infection. On behalf of the entire Township Committee, I extend my deepest sympathies to the resident’s family and loved ones.”
The mayor continued, “Our community has really pulled together to help one another and comply with New Jersey’s physical distancing measures to protect ourselves and each other. Thank you to everyone for doing your part to prevent the spread of this virus. We believe that Montgomery will remain strong, even in this time of loss. The Township Committee and staff remain resolved to do everything we can to provide help and support to our community during this difficult time.
The fatality was of a resident in the 60 to 69 age category. Montgomery Health department will continue to follow up on all reported cases of COVID 19 in Montgomery Township and their contacts, in order to slow the spread of the disease.
Fifty-five positive cases of COVID-19 have occurred in total in Montgomery and 1827 cases in Somerset County as of Wednesday.
TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT
As of 9 am today, 4/15:
NJ cases: 71,030
NJ deaths: 3,156
Somerset County cases: 1,827
Somerset County deaths: 105
Montgomery cases: 55
Montgomery deaths: 1
Rocky Hill cases: 4
Rocky Hill deaths: 0
Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:
Total 59 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill
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/ , Somerset County map with counts by town , 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/.
MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO MEET THURSDAY
There will be a meeting of the Montgomery Township Committee on Thursday, April 16 at 7 PM. The members will convene by use of a video conferencing system. (See Meeting Agenda Summary.) The meeting will be broadcast live and on demand on Comcast Channel 27 and on the Township website under Meetings Videos. Those wishing to comment publicly may follow procedures and connections found in link in yellow at top of the homepage of the Montgomery Twp. website at www.twp.montgomery.nj.us.