OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – While some numbers regarding coronavirus cases have reached a more even keel, one reached an all-time high today. Statewide, Governor Phil Murphy reported the loss of 379 new lives. Overall, 4,753 people have died in conjunction with a COVID-19 related consequence.  Some of the 253 deaths attributable to Ocean County residents also include those who lived in nursing homes or rehabilitation centers.

Long term care facilities have always reached the attention of state authorities.  A breakdown of Ocean County nursing homes and rehab centers shows that Crystal Lake Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Berkeley Township leads with 73 positive cases and nine related deaths.  Locally, Barnegat Rehabilitation & Nursing Home has reported one death and 15 cases. A list of Ocean County facilities appears below:

Name Town Total Cases Deaths
Crystal Lake Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Berkeley Twp 73 9
Leisure Chateau Care and Rehab Center Lakewood 51 7
Meridian Nursing and Rehab Brick 48 6
Complete Care at Shorrock Gardens Brick 36 6
Health South Rehab (Encompass health and Rehab) Toms River 54 3
Leisure Park Health Center Lakewood 25 3
Crestwood Manor Manchester 6 3
Hampton Ridge Healthcare and Rehab Toms River 61 2
Southern Ocean Center Stafford  33 2
Willow Springs Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center Brick 33 2
Alcoeur Gardens at Brick Brick 12 2
Aristacare at Manchester Manchester 45 1
Complete Care at Green Acres Toms River 33 1
Barnegat Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Barnegat 15 1
Complete Care at Laurelton Brick Township 12 1
Complete Care at Holiday City Toms River 10 1
Concord Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center Lakewood 7 1
Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Healthcare Lakewood 6 1
Complete Care at Bey Lea Toms River 4 1
Atria Senior Living- Manahawkin Manahawkin 1 1
Harrogate Lakewood 16 0
Rose Garden Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Toms River 15 0
Alcoeur Gardens at Toms River Toms River 13 0
Crest Pointe Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Point Pleasant 9 0
Care One at Jackson Jackson 7 0
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
Artis at Brick Brick 3 0
Association for Multiple Impaired Blind Pine Beach 3 0
The Orchards at Bartley Jackson 3 0
The Chelsea at Brick Brick 3 0
Shore Meadows Rehabilitation and Nursing center Toms River 2 0

As far as confirmed coronavirus cases, the state now reports a total of 92,387. This continues to equate to the mid-40s percentile rate of positive versus negatives.  Today’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ocean County is nearly 5,000.

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MUNICIPALITY 2018 Population Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Percentage of Population
Barnegat Township 23,167 161 0.69%
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 64 0.57%
Berkeley Township 41,762 370 0.89%
Brick Township 75,667 650 0.86%
Eagleswood Township 1,608 4 0.25%
Harvey Cedars Borough 340 0 0.00%
Island Heights Borough 1,674 7 0.42%
Jackson Township 57,218 430 0.75%
Lacey Township 29,118 133 0.46%
Lakehurst Borough 2,700 17 0.63%
Lakewood Township 104,157 1367 1.31%
Lavallette Borough 1,853 7 0.38%
Little Egg Harbor Township 21,386 80 0.37%
Long Beach Township 3,067 18 0.59%
Manchester Township 43,416 332 0.76%
Mantoloking Borough 257 0 0.00%
Ocean Gate Borough 2,026 8 0.39%
Ocean Township 9,062 28 0.31%
Pine Beach Borough 2,172 8 0.37%
Plumsted Township 8,548 35 0.41%
Point Pleasant Beach Borough 4,542 30 0.66%
Point Pleasant Borough 18,684 107 0.57%
Seaside Heights Borough 2,906 20 0.69%
Seaside Park Borough 1,545 3 0.19%
Ship Bottom Borough 1,146 6 0.52%
South Toms River Borough 3,777 54 1.43%
Stafford Township 27,542 155 0.56%
Surf City 1,193 4 0.34%
Toms River Township 93,717 869 0.93%
Tuckerton Borough 3,375 9 0.27%

In Barnegat, the total number of positive test results is now at 161. Ocean Township (Waretown) now reports 28. Stafford is at 155 and Lacey at 133.  Lakewood now has a total of 1367 confirmed cases, which many attribute to non-compliance issues.

Murphy addressed questions concerning the proposed opening of a wedding venue in Lakewood with limited capacity.  “I’d like to gather as much as the next guy,” he said. “However, we cannot allow that.”

Although 630 people were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, statewide hospitalizations now total 7,594. The number of individuals requiring the use of ventilators has decreased to 1,501.