One Death and 146 New Cases of COVID in Montgomery Township in the Last 7 Days
By Barbara A. Preston | December 28, 2021
Somerset County is reporting 146 new cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery and six new cases in Rocky Hill, since December 22. That is a total of 152 new cases in our area in just seven days.
In addition, the Montgomery Health Department reported that a Montgomery resident died of COVID this week. This brings the total number of confirmed COVID deaths to 25 in Montgomery Township and one death in Rocky Hill since the pandemic began.
According to the Somerset County Information Hub, Rocky Hill, which has a population of 682, has had a total of 46 confirmed COVID cases since the pandemic began. Montgomery Township, with a population of 22,254, has reported 1,618 total cases.
Somerset County has reported a total of 23,934 COVID cases overall, with 737 deaths.
Montgomery Township Health Officer Montgomery Devangi Patel said in a prepared statement that, "Fortunately, local hospitalizations are low because of our high local vaccination rate. Fully 95 percent of our population, ages 5 and older, have had at least one dose, and about 42 percent of adults have had a booster dose. Yet the sad news of another Montgomery death due to COVID is a reminder that the public health emergency is not over."
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Patel advises that everyone eligible in each Montgomery and Rocky Hill household should receive a booster dose asap. She also advises all to wear a mask in all indoor public places.
"Wearing a mask while shopping is a small sacrifice to slow the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant, " Patel says. "For New Year’s, it’s also a good idea to limit celebrations to your immediate family. Let’s hope we’ll soon turn the page on the pandemic with the start of a new year."
Meanwhile, COVID tests are in short supply. Visit Testing Sites in Somerset County, to find a nearby testing site.
Somerset County Vaccination Sites
Visit the Somerset County Vaccination site to find a nearby vax clinic. There also are many pharmacies, medical providers, and other partners you can find online at http://covid19.nj.gov/finder. Download a PDF of all Somerset County COVID vaccination providers here.
Nearby Vaccination Sites
The Princeton Health Department is offering the following vaccination clinics in January and February. Appointments should be made through NJ Vaccine Finder
Thursday, January 6, Princeton Senior Resource Center, 45 Stockton Street, 10 am to 12 pm, ages 5+
Thursday, January 20, Princeton Senior Resource Center, 45 Stockton Street, 10 am to 12 pm, ages 5+
Thursday, January 27, La Mexicana, 150 Witherspoon St, 5 pm to 8 pm, ages 5+
Thursday, February 3, Princeton Senior Resource Center, 45 Stockton Street, 10 am to 12 pm, ages 5+
Thursday, February 17, Princeton Senior Resource Center, 45 Stockton Street, 10 am to 12 pm, ages 5+
Vaccines are free regardless of your health insurance status or citizenship. Both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available.
Princeton Health Department is offering pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics to interested businesses. The Health Department is able to set up a vaccine clinic at a business location to provide vaccines for unvaccinated staff. Please email Health Officer, Jeff Grosser for more details. Updated COVID-19 Booster Information: COVID-19 boosters have been approved for all three COVID-19 vaccine products. Those who have had Pfizer or Moderna are eligible for a booster dose 6 months after their second dose and those who received Johnson & Johnson are eligible 2 months after their initial vaccination. Eligible booster populations are able to choose any of the three vaccinations for their booster vaccination as long as they have completed the initial series. Through the winter the Princeton Health Department will be hosting weekly office clinics at One Monument Drive. The schedule for these clinics is attached. Appointments for these clinics can be made through the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System (https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/en-US/). If you have any questions about boosters or upcoming clinics please email Julie Venema, email@example.com. All individuals aged 5 and older that work, live, or study in New Jersey are now eligible for vaccination. Find an appointment using the State's Vaccine Appointment Finder. Same-day appointments are available at various locations.
If you need a ride to a vaccine site, discounted or free rides are available wherever Lyft services are offered. Call 2-1-1 to schedule a ride.
Princeton COVID Cases
As of December 28 — Princeton Total COVID-19 Cases: 1219
Cases in the past 7 days: 125 (Daily Average 17.85)
Highest 7 day total = 125 (12/22/2020 - 12/28/2021)
Cases in the past 14 days: 184 (Daily Average 13.14)
Highest 14 day total = 184 (12/15/2021 - 12/28/2021)