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Daily Case Count 4/09; Practicing Self-Care

Posted on April 9, 2020

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

As of 9 am today, 4/09:

Total NJ cases: 51,027

Total NJ deaths: 1,700

Total Somerset County cases: 1,140

Total Somerset County deaths: 61

Total Montgomery Cases:  40

Total Montgomery Deaths: 0

Total Rocky Hill Cases: 3

Total Rocky Hill Deaths: 0

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

2          <20

7          20-29

8          30-39

5          40-49

8          50-59

9          60-69

2          70-79

2          >79

Total 43 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill

These 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.


IMPORTANT HEALTH DEPARTMENT UPDATES

  • COVID-19 TESTING:
    • Both Testing Centers at Bergen Community College and PNC Bank Art Center will be open Saturday, April 11 and closed on Sunday, April 12.  PNC is First Responders Only April 11. More testing center info at: https://covid19.nj.gov/search.html?query=testing+centers+in+nj
    • Brunswick Urgent Care offers outdoor Covid-19 testing. You must call and pre-register. Brunswick Urgent Care can be found at:3185 Route 27
      Franklin Park NJ 08823
      732-422-4889641 Route 18
      East Brunswick NJ 08816
      732-955-6765
    • Central Jersey Urgent Care is offering COVID-19 testing at the Robbinsville Township municipal building parking lot for a fee (April 9, 13, 15, 17) from 9 am – 5pm at the rear of building, 2298 Route 33, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.
  • Recovered COVID-19 patients needed for serum collection. If you, or someone you know, had COVID-19 and have recovered you can help save a life. Your blood may contain antibodies that fight the virus and help critically ill people infected with COVID-19. Hackensack Meridian Health is looking to screen you as a volunteer. Click here to see if you are eligible: https://redcap.hackensackumc.net/Redcap/surveys/?s=PNNL8XPPCR
  • NJ Needs Health Care Professionals: Qualified health, mental health, and related professionals are encouraged to register if they may wish to volunteer (find out more, no obligation):  www.covid19.nj.gov/forms/volunteer

 


PRACTICING GOOD SELF-CARE DURING TIME AT HOME

We encourage everyone who is at home to find ways to practice good self-care. This still includes exercising, which releases endorphins and relieves stress and anxiety. Here are some ideas on ways to take care of yourself.

If possible for you, you might try:

  • Running laps around your house, up and down stairs, in your yard, or around your apartment complex. Jump a rope if you’ve got one!
  • Following an online video workout. Here is a great series of workout videos, provided to our community courtesy of Princeton Fitness and Wellness Center: https://try.princetonfitnessandwellness.com/at-home/
  • Read up and do simple stretches and gentle calisthenics to keep your muscles from getting tight.

Comfort food might seem appealing, and there is nothing wrong with enjoying your favorite meal or some junk food occasionally. But try to eat a balanced diet as much as possible, including plenty of whole foods and fresh produce. Some farm restaurant suppliers are switching to home delivery of farm fresh produce in our area. These foods can help promote wellness in body and mind.

Think on what you are grateful for in your life and try to laugh out loud at something, it’s great for you!  Try to maintain a normal sleep schedule as much as possible. Avoiding technology, particularly news and other media, for at least an hour before bedtime, can be very helpful. Doctors also recommend prayer, meditationdeep breathing exercises, and other relaxation techniques. These practices can offer relief from stress and help you get better sleep.

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The above was excerpted in part from the resource, “How to Cope with the Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19” at https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/how-to-cope-with-the-mental-health-impacts-of-covid-19-0314207

 


HELPFUL HOTLINES

 

For general information & basic needs, dial 211

NJ Suicide Helpline 1-855-654-6735 or Lifeline Chat

Live help on COVID-19 information. Speak to a healthcare professional at 1-800-962-1253

Alerts/updates, text NJCOVID to 898-211

COVID Line Montgomery Health Dept. (908) 533-9319

Child Care Help Line 1-800-332-9227

Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-572-7233

NJ Mental Health Cares Talk Line 877-294-HELP (4357) M-F 8 am – 8 pm
Email: https://www.njmentalhealthcares.org/contact/

Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services (PESS), Somerville (24 hr.): 908-526-4100

Veteran’s Counseling Hotline 1-866-838-7654

Somerset County’s Contacts for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Child Abuse – https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/affiliated-agencies/prosecutor-s-office/victim-witness/contacts-support

DRUG AND ALCOHOL:

Poison Control Center (800) 222-1222

NJ Drug Addiction Helpline 1-844-REACHNJ

Drug and Alcohol Assistance and Treatment Referrals 1-844-276-2777

Addiction Hotline 1-800-238-2333