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.

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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.

Facility Town Cases Deaths
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
Harrogate Lakewood 16 0
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
Crestwood Manor Manchester 6 3
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 Township 23,167 169 0.73%
Barnegat Light Borough 588 2 0.34%
Bay Head Borough 977 7 0.72%
Beach Haven Borough 1,191 5 0.42%
Beachwood Borough 11,270 71 0.63%
Berkeley Township 41,762 381 0.91%
Brick Township 75,667 699 0.92%
Eagleswood Township 1,608 4 0.25%
Harvey Cedars Borough 340 0 0.00%
Island Heights Borough 1,674 7 0.42%
Jackson Township 57,218 485 0.85%
Lacey Township 29,118 142 0.49%
Lakehurst Borough 2,700 20 0.74%
Lakewood Township 104,157 1461 1.40%
Lavallette Borough 1,853 7 0.38%
Little Egg Harbor Township 21,386 82 0.38%
Long Beach Township 3,067 18 0.59%
Manchester Township 43,416 383 0.88%
Mantoloking Borough 257 0 0.00%
Ocean Gate Borough 2,026 8 0.39%
Ocean Township 9,062 31 0.34%
Pine Beach Borough 2,172 8 0.37%
Plumsted Township 8,548 35 0.41%
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%
Stafford Township 27,542 160 0.58%
Surf City 1,193 4 0.34%
Toms River Township 93,717 921 0.98%
Tuckerton Borough 3,375 10 0.30%