TRENTON, NJ — State officials reported the following updated coronavirus-related statistics during Gov. Phil Murphy’s press briefing on April 23:

  • 4,427 new positive cases for a total of 99,989.
    • Monmouth has 5,272 new cases — an increase of 186 over the previous day and the eighth highest total among 21 counties.  (See breakdown by municipality.)
    • An indication of the slowing rate of coronavirus spread, it has taken more than 30 days for the number of positive coronavirus cases to double in Monmouth County — tied with Hunterdon with the longest period of time.
  • 307 new deaths for a total of 5,368, which includes 1,540 at long-term care facilities and another 986 suspected cases. Also:
    • 57% male, 43% female.
    • 53.6% white, 20% black,16% Hispanic, 5.5% Asian,  5% other.
    • 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 260 deaths an increase of nine over the previous day which includes 182 at 44 long-term care facilities. 
  • 7,240 hospitalizations at 71 acute-care hospitals of persons with COVID-19 or under investigation for the disease. They include 1,990 individuals in critical care or intensive care units — 1,460 of those are on ventilators, representing 73%.
  • 752 hospital discharges over the last 24 hours — for a total of nearly 13,000 since the end of March.
  • 91 patients are hospitalized at the federal field medical stations in Secaucus, Edison and Atlantic City, where more than 274 patients have been served.
  • Of 179,717 tests performed in New Jersey, there were 100,159 negative cases vs. 79,558 positive cases for a positivity rate of 44.4 percent.
  • 446 of New Jersey’s 635 long-term facilities have a total of 13,769 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 1,127 total positive cases — the fourth highest among New Jersey’s 21 counties — and 182 total deaths.
    • 3,000 tests will be administered at 16 long-term care facilities in southern New Jersey, in order “get in early” to contain the spread experienced in the northern and central parts of the state.
  • In the state’s veteran homes — in Paramus, Menlo Park section of Edison and Vineland — 192 of 741 veterans have tested positive for COVID-19 or are under investigation.
    • Deaths total 84 at Paramus and Menlo Park homes.
    • Of 1,331 employees at these facilities, 106 have tested positive.
  • Testing of the 1,200 residents and 4,300 staff members at the state’s five state developmental centers will begin next week, using Rutgers University’s new saliva-based test.
  • Another 140,139 people filed for unemployment last week. That’s more 858,000 total claims in the state so far — a figure that last year barely exceeded 84,000 in the same period. 

The breakdown of positive cases by municipality is as follows:

  • Aberdeen: 169
  • Allenhurst: 2
  • Allentown: 4
  • Asbury Park: 103
  • Atlantic Highlands: 20
  • Avon-by-the-Sea: 9
  • Belmar: 13 (unchanged from previous day)
  • Bradley Beach: 25
  • Brielle: 21
  • Colts Neck: 56
  • Deal: 23
  • Eatontown: 163
  • Englishtown: 26
  • Fair Haven: 20
  • Farmingdale: 10
  • Freehold Borough: 229
  • Freehold Township: 460
  • Hazlet: 191
  • Highlands: 20
  • Holmdel: 167
  • Howell: 449
  • Interlaken: 1
  • Keansburg: 97
  • Keyport: 60
  • Lake Como: 14 (unchanged from previous day)
  • Little Silver: 30
  • Loch Arbour: 1
  • Long Branch: 315
  • Manalapan: 380
  • Manasquan: 22
  • Marlboro: 344
  • Matawan: 113
  • Middletown: 389
  • Millstone: 63
  • Monmouth Beach: 18
  • Neptune City: 30
  • Neptune Township: 282
  • Ocean: 210
  • Oceanport: 44
  • Red Bank: 116
  • Roosevelt: 3
  • Rumson: 30
  • Sea Bright: 9
  • Sea Girt: 9
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 34
  • Shrewsbury Township: 7
  • Spring Lake: 12
  • Spring Lake Heights: 16
  • Tinton Falls: 126
  • Union Beach: 34
  • Upper Freehold: 35
  • Wall: 189
  • West Long Branch: 55
  • Unknown: 4

 

Below is a video of Gov. Murphy's April 23 press briefing:

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