Active Cases in Belmar Reported at 11, Lake Como at 3

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy is “back on the field” and ready to resume in-person events after a self-imposed quarantine. However, it also appears a surge of COVID-19 cases has begun in New Jersey.

In his COVID-19 press briefing on October 29, Murphy all but declared that the long-anticipated second wave of coronavirus cases had arrived. “(The numbers) continue to show that the second wave of the coronavirus is no longer something off in the future,” he said. “It is coming, and it is coming in now.”

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The state reported 1,477 new cases of COVID-19 with a 1.25 rate of transmission. It was the 12th straight day of more than 1,000 new positive tests in New Jersey.

There are 1,072 patients hospitalized in New Jersey, including 846 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 217 patients in intensive care with 79 ventilators in use.

Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli reported eight additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 14,539.

Murphy said many cases are linked to intimate gatherings and parties in homes. "Get back to the level of vigilance you showed six months ago, so we can beat back this second wave," he said.

Murphy and wife Tammy went into quarantine last week just before an event in Camden after learning that Deputy Chief of Staff Mike DeLamater tested positive for the coronavirus.

The governor’s office said DeLamater was in proximity of the Murphys for about 15 minutes on October 17 at the Pilsener Haus & Biergarten in Hoboken.

Murphy said he went into quarantine out of an abundance of caution, but never tested positive and never displayed symptoms.

Click here for Gov. Murphy's October 29 virtual press briefing.

As of October 29, Monmouth County reported there were 106 new positive cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths related to the virus.

Below is the breakdown of cumulative cases by municipality: 

  • Aberdeen: 335
  • Allenhurst: 28
  • Allentown: 17
  • Asbury Park: 408
  • Atlantic Highlands: 58
  • Avon-by-the-Sea: 30
  • Belmar: 77 
    • Belmar officials on October 30 reported 11 current cases after recoveries and individuals who live in other municipalities but share the Belmar 07719 zip code are removed from the borough’s total.
  • Bradley Beach: 87
  • Brielle: 99
  • Colts Neck: 173
  • Deal: 113
  • Eatontown: 424
  • Englishtown: 68
  • Fair Haven: 69
  • Farmingdale: 20
  • Freehold Borough: 513
  • Freehold Township: 929
  • Hazlet: 466
  • Highlands: 55
  • Holmdel: 364
  • Howell: 1,063
  • Interlaken: 16
  • Keansburg: 233
  • Keyport: 134
  • Lake Como: 35
    • Lake Como on October 30 reported its current total of active cases stands at 3.
  • Little Silver: 82
  • Loch Arbour: 6
  • Long Branch: 96
  • Manalapan: 826
  • Manasquan: 99
  • Marlboro: 779
  • Matawan: 281
  • Middletown: 1,144
  • Millstone: 152
  • Monmouth Beach: 47
  • Neptune City:105
  • Neptune Township: 800
  • Ocean: 666
  • Oceanport: 100
  • Red Bank: 389
  • Roosevelt: 13
  • Rumson: 104
  • Sea Bright: 25
  • Sea Girt: 34
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 95
  • Shrewsbury Township: 21
  • Spring Lake: 51
  • Spring Lake Heights: 69
  • Tinton Falls: 327
  • Union Beach: 58
  • Upper Freehold: 106
  • Wall: 610
  • West Long Branch: 357
  • Unknown: 0

Click here for Monmouth County’s latest coronavirus information.

Click here for Monmouth University’s COVID-19 Campus Dashboard.

Click here for the New Jersey COVID-19 Dashboard.

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