OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – In today’s daily briefing, Governor Murphy announced that 32 more people have died as a result of the coronavirus. The new fatalities include on victim from Ocean County. Overall, New Jersey has lost what Murphy referred to as “140 precious lives.”

Many of today’s 2,289 statewide positive test results resulted from patients who were swabbed for the disease as long as seven days ago. The state now has a total of 11,124 people who have come back positive. Notably, 29,822 tests have been conducted across the state, with nearly 35 percent showing confirmation of the COVID-19 disease.

As a whole, Ocean County now reports that 123 additional individuals have come back positive for the coronavirus. This brings the total number in Ocean County to 680. Barnegat has 5 new confirmed positive tests for a total of 20.  Ocean Township (Waretown) has 1 new reports for a total of 4.

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“We are all in this together,” assured Murphy during today’s address.  He then emphasized the importance of solidarity as he continued his call for social distancing.

As the numbers continue to mount in New Jersey, Murphy has been in constant contact with the federal government and thanked them for their help. The New Jersey governor also announced that President Trump has approved his request to deploy the National Guard to help support efforts in combating the coronavirus crisis.

The greatest concentration of confirmed cases is in the northern part of Ocean County. Lakewood has an additional 36 cases since yesterday, bringing that community’s total to 272.  With the addition of 22 new positive test results, Toms River has 91.  Brick now has 72 confirmed cases.

 A complete breakdown of the numbers from the Ocean County Health Department follows:

Town Name Number of Cases
Barnegat 20
Barnegat Light 2
Bay Head 1
Beach Haven 1
Beachwood 4
Berkeley 41
Brick 72
Eagleswood 0
Harvey Cedars 0
Island Heights 1
Jackson 64
Lacey 17
Lakehurst 0
Lakewood 272
Lavallette 1
Little Egg Harbor 6
Long Beach Township 2
Manchester 32
Mantoloking 0
Ocean Gate 1
Ocean Twp. (Waretown) 4
Pine Beach 0
Plumsted 4
Point Pleasant Beach 2
Point Pleasant Borough 22
Seaside Heights 2
Seaside Park 1
Ship Bottom 2
South Toms River 6
Surf City 1
Stafford 8
Toms River 91
Tuckerton 0