TRENTON, NJ — State officials reported the following updated coronavirus-related statistics during Gov. Phil Murphy’s press briefing on April 18:

  • 3,026 new positive cases for a total of 81,420
  • 10 counties with the most positive cases:
  •     Bergen: 12,163
  •     Hudson: 9,950
  •     Essex: 9,901
  •     Union: 8,959
  •     Passaic: 7,936
  •     Middlesex: 7,624
  •     Ocean: 4,548
  •     Monmouth: 4,528 (See breakdown by municipality below)
  •     Morris: 3,984
  •     Somerset: 2,283
  • 231 new deaths for a total of 4,070, which includes 1,655 at long-term care facilities.
  • Of 2, 717 deaths investigated:
    • 50.9% white, 22% black, 16.7% Hispanic, 5.4% Asian, 4.8% other.
    • Top underlying health conditions that contributed to these deaths were cardiovascular disease, diabetes, lung, renal and other chronic conditions, neurologic disability and cancer.
  • 10 counties with the most deaths:
  •     Bergen: 741
  •     Essex: 732
  •     Hudson: 434
  •     Union: 356
  •     Middlesex: 313
  •     Morris: 225
  •     Passaic: 243
  •     Monmouth: 221, which includes 121 at 44 long-term care facilities. (An increase of 15 from previous day)
  •     Ocean: 212
  •     Somerset: 146
  • 7,718 hospitalizations at 71 acute-care hospitals, which include 2,024 individuals in critical care or intensive care units — 1,641 of those are on ventilators.
  • 814 hospital discharges over the last 24 hours — for a total of more than 9,690 since the end of March.
  • 91 patients are hospitalized at the federal field medical stations in Secaucus and Edison, where a total of 202 patients have been treated.
  • Of 147,850 tests performed in New Jersey, there were 81,116 negative cases vs. 66,734 positive cases for a positivity rate of 45 percent.
  • 413 of New Jersey’s 635 long-term facilities have COVID-19 cases. These include 375 nursing homes, and 260 assisted living and other adult care facilities.
    • 10,163 positive cases have been reported in long-term care facilities.
    • Total deaths in long-term care facilities are at 1,655.
  • In Monmouth County, 44 long-term facilities have reported a total of 851 total positive cases and 121 deaths.
  • In two of the state’s veteran homes — in Paramus and Menlo Park section of Edison — 151 veterans have tested positive for COVID-19 or are under investigation. Deaths total 59 at both homes. There have been no confirmed cases at the Vineland home.

Monmouth County reported 114 new positive cases for a total of 4,528 with the following breakdown by municipality.

  • Aberdeen: 127
  • Allenhurst: 2
  • Allentown: 4
  • Asbury Park: 91
  • Atlantic Highlands: 17
  • Avon-by-the-Sea: 9
  • Belmar: 10 (increase of two over the previous day)
  • Bradley Beach: 19
  • Brielle: 22
  • Colts Neck: 51
  • Deal: 23
  • Eatontown: 134
  • Englishtown: 16
  • Fair Haven: 18
  • Farmingdale: 9
  • Freehold Borough: 144
  • Freehold Township: 388
  • Hazlet: 168
  • Highlands: 19
  • Holmdel: 147
  • Howell: 397
  • Interlaken: 1
  • Keansburg: 77
  • Keyport: 55
  • Lake Como: 11 (decrease of 1 over the previous day)
  • Little Silver: 24
  • Loch Arbour: 1
  • Long Branch: 251
  • Manalapan: 321
  • Manasquan: 23
  • Marlboro: 310
  • Matawan: 115
  • Middletown: 362
  • Millstone: 52
  • Monmouth Beach: 16
  • Neptune City: 24
  • Neptune Township: 230
  • Ocean: 183
  • Oceanport: 40
  • Red Bank: 94
  • Roosevelt: 2
  • Rumson: 25
  • Sea Bright: 7
  • Sea Girt: 9
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 24
  • Shrewsbury Township: 7
  • Spring Lake: 8
  • Spring Lake Heights: 15
  • Tinton Falls: 95
  • Union Beach: 30
  • Upper Freehold: 29
  • Wall: 159
  • West Long Branch: 50
  • Unknown: 63

 

Below is a video of Gov. Murphy's April 18 press briefing:

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