NEW JERSEY — As more testing is conducted, Monmouth County reported another 69 positive coronavirus cases, including Belmar’s second, for a total of 307 — the third highest among all counties in New Jersey, according to health officials.

In addition, COVID-19 has claimed 17 more lives in the state, including one in Monmouth County, elevating New Jersey’s death toll to 44, based on the latest data released during Gov. Phil Murphy’s daily press briefing on March 24.

These include five deaths that were reported in Bergen County, three in Morris County, three in Essex County, two in Hudson County, and one each in Camden, Monmouth, Passaic and Union. No other details were released, except that nine deaths occurred at long-term care facilities.

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Currently in Monmouth County, 43 of 53 municipalities have at least one confirmed positive case, as reported by the county health department:

  • Aberdeen: 10
  • Asbury Park: 6
  • Atlantic Highlands: 2
  • Belmar: 2
  • Bradley Beach: 2
  • Brielle: 4
  • Colts Neck: 8
  • Eatontown: 13
  • Englishtown: 5
  • Fair Haven: 10
  • Farmingdale: 1
  • Freehold Borough: 1
  • Freehold Township: 28
  • Hazlet: 17
  • Holmdel: 8
  • Howell: 14
  • Keansburg: 2
  • Keyport:1
  • Lake Como: 1
  • Little Silver: 12
  • Long Branch: 7
  • Manalapan: 27
  • Manasquan: 3
  • Marlboro: 29
  • Matawan: 3
  • Middletown: 22
  • Millstone: 3
  • Monmouth Beach: 2
  • Neptune: 13, including one new case in Ocean Grove
  • Neptune City: 1
  • Ocean: 7
  • Oceanport: 4
  • Ocean Grove: 1
  • Red Bank: 5
  • Rumson: 5
  • Sea Bright: 1
  • Sea Girt: 3
  • Shrewsbury: 2
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 1
  • Spring Lake Heights: 1
  • Tinton Falls: 6
  • Union Beach: 1
  • Wall: 4
  • Upper Freehold: 5
  • West Long Branch: 4

This tally, which reflects 16 more cases that the state’s latest report, is based on the information county health officials received from local and regional health departments that serve its municipalities, as well as from the state health department for testing performed by private and commercial laboratories.

Statewide, a total of 846 new cases in New Jersey brings the statewide total to 3,675 — the second highest total in the nation behind New York, based on state and federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

Of the 12,000 tests administered in New Jersey, 3,600 — or 27 percent — came up positive, said state Health Commissioner Judith Persichelli.

 

CORONAVIRUS: STAYING ‘IN THE KNOW’

A new, online COVID-19 Information Hub has been created by the N.J. Office of Innovation, providing live updates, resources and other vital information on the coronavirus.

For more information on novel coronavirus, click here to access the N.J. Department of Health website and click here for the latest details from CDC. 

Anyone with questions can call the N.J. Poison Control Center hot line at 1-800-222-1222  or email ncov@dohnj.gov.

NJ 211 has been activated to help handle COVID-19 related calls from residents. Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211.

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