OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in New Jersey, state officials continue to provide daily updates. Statewide, positive test results are nearly at six figures, with 99,989 confirmed cases. Meanwhile over 100K people who complained of symptoms came back negative.
According to the Ocean County Health Department, there are now 5366 confirmed cases within the county. In Barnegat, there are 169 positive tests. Ocean Township (Waretown) numbers have risen to 31. Stafford has 160 positive test results and Lacey is now at 142.
Not everyone who tests positive for COVID-19 requires hospitalization. Many are able to self-isolate at home and treat the condition. Currently, 7,240 hospital beds are occupied by patients who either are confirmed for the disease, or under investigation for it.
The statewide numbers show some encouraging information as far as those requiring ventilators. The number has come down to an all time low, with 1,462 patients needing mechanical breathing assistance. Additionally, in the last 23 hours, New Jersey hospitals were able to discharge 752 individuals from their facilities. Some went directly home, while others needed treatment at a step-down facility.
Of the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state, 13,769 are associated with long term care facilities. The list of Ocean County facilities appears below and shows that 39 facilities have reported 983 total cases. Additionally, 101 deaths were reported in these facilities.
|Crystal Lake Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center||Berkeley Twp||80||10|
|Hampton Ridge Healthcare and Rehab||Toms River||66||4|
|Health South Rehab (Encompass health and Rehab)||Toms River||58||3|
|Leisure Chateau Care and Rehab Center||Lakewood||55||7|
|Meridian Nursing and Rehab||Brick||48||6|
|Aristacare at Manchester||Manchester||45||1|
|Complete Care at Shorrock Gardens||Brick||36||6|
|Complete Care at Green Acres||Toms River||34||2|
|Southern Ocean Center||Stafford||33||2|
|Willow Springs Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center||Brick||33||2|
|Bartley Healthcare Nursing And Reha||Jackson||30||2|
|Leisure Park Health Center||Lakewood||25||4|
|Barnegat Rehabilitation & Nursing Center||Barnegat||19||1|
|Crest Pointe Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center||Point Pleasant||16||0|
|Rose Garden Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Center||Toms River||15||0|
|Complete Care at Holiday City||Toms River||14||1|
|Alcoeur Gardens at Toms River||Toms River||13||0|
|Care One at Jackson||Jackson||12||0|
|Complete Care at Laurelton||Brick Township||12||0|
|Alcoeur Gardens at Brick||Brick||12||2|
|Concord Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center||Lakewood||7||1|
|The Orchards at Bartley||Jackson||6||0|
|Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Healthcare||Lakewood||6||1|
|AristaCare at Whiting||Manchester||5||0|
|Arbors Care Center||Manchester||5||0|
|Fountain View Care Center||Lakewood||4||0|
|Tallwoods Care Center||Bayville||4||0|
|Manahawkin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center||Manahawkin||4||0|
|Brandywine Living at the Gables||Brick Township||4||0|
|The Chelsea at Brick||Brick||4||0|
|Complete Care at Bey Lea||Toms River||4||1|
|Association For Multiple Impaired Blind, Lanoka Harbor||Lacey Twp||4|
|Artis at Brick||Brick||3||0|
|Association for Multiple Impaired Blind||Pine Beach||3||0|
|Shore Meadows Rehabilitation and Nursing center||Toms River||2||0|
|Atria Senior Living- Manahawkin||Manahawkin||1||1|
|Complete Care at Arbors Haven||Toms River||1||1|
Fatalities related to COVID-19 statewide now total 5,368. The Ocean County Health Department reports 286 coronavirus-related deaths, which includes 8 in Barnegat. At the county level, more than 75% of those who lost their lives were over the age of 65. Forty individuals were between 45-64 and six were between the ages of 19 and 44.
According to data provided by the Ocean County Health Department, the death toll declined dramatically within the last few days. Only one person died on April 21. The highest number of fatalities occurred between April 6-10.
The chart below shows the 2018 population of each municipality and the confirmed case count.
|MUNICIPALITY||2018 Population||Confirmed COVID-19 Cases||Percentage of Population|
|Barnegat Light Borough||588||2||0.34%|
|Bay Head Borough||977||7||0.72%|
|Beach Haven Borough||1,191||5||0.42%|
|Harvey Cedars Borough||340||0||0.00%|
|Island Heights Borough||1,674||7||0.42%|
|Little Egg Harbor Township||21,386||82||0.38%|
|Long Beach Township||3,067||18||0.59%|
|Ocean Gate Borough||2,026||8||0.39%|
|Pine Beach Borough||2,172||8||0.37%|
|Point Pleasant Beach Borough||4,542||31||0.68%|
|Point Pleasant Borough||18,684||125||0.67%|
|Seaside Heights Borough||2,906||21||0.72%|
|Seaside Park Borough||1,545||4||0.26%|
|Ship Bottom Borough||1,146||6||0.52%|
|South Toms River Borough||3,777||57||1.51%|
|Toms River Township||93,717||921||0.98%|