TRENTON, NJ — State officials reported the following updated coronavirus-related statistics during Gov. Phil Murphy’s press briefing on April 22:

  • 3,551 new positive cases for a total of 95,865.
    • Monmouth has 5,086 new cases — an increase of 139 over the previous day and the eighth highest total among 21 counties.  (See breakdown by municipality.)
    • It has taken 26 days for the number of positive coronavirus cases to double in Monmouth County — the second longest period of time of any county, behind only Hunterdon at 27.5 days.
  • 314 new deaths for a total of 5,063, which includes 2,051 at long-term care facilities — or 40% of all deaths. Also:
    • 57% male, 43% female.
    • 49.3% white (1,879), 22% black (838), 17.2% Hispanic (656), 5.4% Asian (205), 6.1% other (233).
    • 1,669 persons age 65 to 79, 2,203 persons age 80 and over.
    • Top underlying health conditions that contributed to these deaths were cardiovascular disease, diabetes, lung, renal and other chronic conditions, neurologic disability and cancer.
    • Monmouth has 251 deaths an increase of seven over the previous day,
  • 7,210 hospitalizations at 71 acute-care hospitals of persons with COVID-19 or under investigation for the disease. They include 1,983 individuals in critical care or intensive care units — 1,570 of those are on ventilators, representing 79%.
  • 745 hospital discharges over the last 24 hours — for a total of some 12,245 since the end of March.
  • 84 patients are hospitalized at the federal field medical stations in Secaucus and Edison, where more than 230 patients have been served. Atlantic City’s medical station opened on April 21.
  • Of 172,612 tests performed in New Jersey, there were 95,794 negative cases vs. 76,818 positive cases for a positivity rate of 44.6 percent.
  • 438 of New Jersey’s 635 long-term facilities have a total of 11,608 COVID-19 cases. These include 375 nursing homes, and 260 assisted living and other adult care facilities.
  • In Monmouth County, 44 long-term facilities reported a total of 984 total positive cases — the third highest among New Jersey’s 21 counties — and 156 total deaths. (No update from the previous day.)
  • In the state’s veteran homes — in Paramus, Menlo Park section of Edison and Vineland — 183 of 741 veterans have tested positive for COVID-19 or are under investigation.
    • Deaths total 80 at Paramus and Menlo Park homes.
    • Of 1,331 employees at these facilities, 98 have tested positive.

In Monmouth County, the breakdown of positive cases by municipality is as follows:

  • Aberdeen: 137
  • Allenhurst: 2
  • Allentown: 4
  • Asbury Park: 100
  • Atlantic Highlands: 20
  • Avon-by-the-Sea: 9
  • Belmar: 13 (decrease of one case from previous day)
  • Bradley Beach: 22
  • Brielle: 22
  • Colts Neck: 57
  • Deal: 23
  • Eatontown: 154
  • Englishtown: 25
  • Fair Haven: 20
  • Farmingdale: 9
  • Freehold Borough: 201
  • Freehold Township: 448
  • Hazlet: 191
  • Highlands: 20
  • Holmdel: 158
  • Howell: 436
  • Interlaken: 1
  • Keansburg: 91
  • Keyport: 59
  • Lake Como: 14 (increase of one case from previous day)
  • Little Silver: 28
  • Loch Arbour: 1
  • Long Branch: 299
  • Manalapan: 340
  • Manasquan: 24
  • Marlboro: 339
  • Matawan: 124
  • Middletown: 383
  • Millstone: 58
  • Monmouth Beach: 18
  • Neptune City: 32
  • Neptune Township: 263
  • Ocean: 194
  • Oceanport: 43
  • Red Bank: 103
  • Roosevelt: 2
  • Rumson: 30
  • Sea Bright: 7
  • Sea Girt: 8
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 28
  • Shrewsbury Township: 7
  • Spring Lake: 9
  • Spring Lake Heights: 16
  • Tinton Falls: 114
  • Union Beach: 33
  • Upper Freehold: 35
  • Wall: 187
  • West Long Branch: 52
  • Unknown: 73

Below is a video of Gov. Murphy's April 22 press briefing:

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