OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy just completed his daily address regarding updates on the coronavirus crisis within the state. Sadly, the overall death toll is now up to over 1,000 lives lost, at 1,003. Of the total COVID-19 people who tested for the potentially deadly virus, 41,090 tested positive. Meanwhile, the state reports a total of 47,942 negative results.
The number of cases in long term facilities has risen sharply. Of the 375 residential homes, 159 have reported at least one confirmed coronavirus case.
According to the Ocean County Health Department, there were 2395 positive test results in the county as of 9:30 am. The state records indicate that 71 individuals from Ocean County have died as a result of a coronavirus-related complication.
In Barnegat, there are two new cases, putting the new total at 60. Ocean Townshp (Waretown) reportedly has nine individuals who tested positive.
Lakewood now has over 800 confirmed cases, as Toms River nears 400 and Brick approaches 300. Jackson is at 213, while Berkeley and Manchester are over 100.
The good news is that no Ocean County hospitals needed to divert patients from their facilities. However, authorities warn that the surge has not yet hit the southern part of the state. A complete list of Ocean County municipalites and confirmed cases follows:
|Town Name||Number of Cases|
|Little Egg Harbor||23|
|Long Beach Township||8|
|Ocean Twp. (Waretown)||9|
|Point Pleasant Beach||10|
|Point Pleasant Borough||63|
|South Toms River||26|