BARNEGAT, NJ – Since March, the Ocean County Department of Health has maintained a daily list of the number of positive COVID-19 test results. Additionally, the health department provides a tally of all related mortalities within each of the 33 county municipalities.
The good news is that the number of confirmed deaths and fatalities have slowed down considerably in Ocean County. Rather than provide a daily analysis, TAPintoBarnegat/Waretown will restrict our coverage to three weekly updates.
From the start of the weekend until today, the heath department reported an increase of 171 confirmed cases countywide. In Barnegat, five new cases were reported on Saturday. However, that number has remained consistent with no additional positive test results on Sunday or today.
Ocean Township (Waretown) continues to show no new confirmed cases since March 12, with a total of 42. Stafford stayed at 217 positive results and has one additional case today for a total of 218. Lacey had some small increases over the weekend and now has 195 positive COVID-19 test results.
More information on statewide numbers and further opening of the state can be found here.
On Friday, 612 Ocean County residents were among the more than 10,000 individuals who lost their lives to coronavirus related issues. Since that time, the number has risen to 633 fatalities. A breakdown according to percentages appears below:
|MUNICIPALITY||2018 Population||Positive Tests||% Population Infected||Deaths||% Confirmed Cases/Death|
|Barnegat Light Borough||588||2||0.34%||<5||Unknown|
|Bay Head Borough||977||6||0.61%||0||0|
|Beach Haven Borough||1,191||7||0.59%||0||0|
|Harvey Cedars Borough||340||0||0.00%||0||0|
|Island Heights Borough||1,674||13||0.78%||0||0|
|Little Egg Harbor Township||21,386||130||0.61%||8||6.15%|
|Long Beach Township||3,067||20||0.65%||<5||Unknown|
|Ocean Gate Borough||2,026||17||0.84%||<5||Unknown|
|Pine Beach Borough||2,172||10||0.46%||0||0|
|Point Pleasant Beach Borough||4,542||35||0.77%||5||Unknown|
|Point Pleasant Borough||18,684||215||1.15%||16||7.44%|
|Seaside Heights Borough||2,906||29||1.00%||<5||Unknown|
|Seaside Park Borough||1,545||8||0.52%||0||0|
|Ship Bottom Borough||1,146||7||0.61%||<5||Unknown|
|South Toms River Borough||3,777||73||1.93%||<5||Unknown|
|Toms River Township||93,717||1357||1.45%||110||8.11%|