TRENTON, NJ — State officials reported the following updated coronavirus-related statistics during Gov. Phil Murphy’s press briefing on April 24:

  • 3,047 new positive cases for a total of 102,196.
    • Monmouth has 5,429 new cases — an increase of 157 over the previous day and the eighth highest total among 21 counties. (See breakdown by municipality below.)
    • Monmouth County has slipped in terms of the number of days it has taken for positive coronavirus cases to double — from 30 to 26.5 days. However, it leads the state in this benchmark, which is an indication of the slowing rate of coronavirus spread.
  • 253 new deaths for a total of 5,617, which includes 1,652 at long-term care facilities and another 1,044 suspected cases. Also:
    • 57% male, 43% female.
    • 53.5% white, 20.1% black,16.3% Hispanic, 5.3% Asian,  4.9% 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’s total deaths remain at 260, which includes 182 at 45 long-term care facilities
  • 6,847 hospitalizations at 71 acute-care hospitals of persons with COVID-19 or under investigation for the disease—representing a 17 percent decline from April 14.
    • They include 1,930 individuals in critical care or intensive care units — a nearly 7% decline from April 13. Of those, 1,487 are on ventilators — a nearly 13% fall from mid-April.
  • 778 hospital discharges over the last 24 hours — for a total of more than 13,750 since the end of March.
  • 98 patients are hospitalized at the federal field medical stations in Secaucus, Edison and Atlantic City, where more than 294 patients have been served.
  • Of 185,329 tests performed in New Jersey, there were 103,777 negative cases vs. 81,563 positive cases for a positivity rate of 44.1 percent.
  • 452 of New Jersey’s 635 long-term facilities have a total of 14,579 COVID-19 cases. These include 375 nursing homes, and 260 assisted living and other adult care facilities.
    • In Monmouth County, 45 long-term facilities reported a total of 1,151 total positive cases — the fourth highest among New Jersey’s 21 counties — and 182 total deaths.
  • In the state’s veteran homes — in Paramus, Menlo Park section of Edison and Vineland — 244 of 725 veterans have tested positive for COVID-19 or are under investigation.
    • Deaths total 91 at Paramus and Menlo Park homes.
    • Recoveries total 16 veterans.
    • Of 1,331 employees at these facilities, 110 have tested positive.

The breakdown of positive cases by municipality is as follows:

  • Aberdeen: 174
  • Allenhurst: 3
  • Allentown: 5
  • Asbury Park: 111
  • Atlantic Highlands: 21
  • Avon-by-the-Sea: 10
  • Belmar: 14 (increase of one case from previous day)
  • Bradley Beach: 27
  • Brielle: 22
  • Colts Neck: 56
  • Deal: 23
  • Eatontown: 164
  • Englishtown: 27
  • Fair Haven: 21
  • Farmingdale: 12
  • Freehold Borough: 231
  • Freehold Township: 467
  • Hazlet: 212
  • Highlands: 21
  • Holmdel: 170
  • Howell: 449
  • Interlaken: 1
  • Keansburg: 100
  • Keyport: 63
  • Lake Como: 14 (unchanged from previous day)
  • Little Silver: 31
  • Loch Arbour: 1
  • Long Branch: 320
  • Manalapan: 393
  • Manasquan: 26
  • Marlboro: 356
  • Matawan: 122
  • Middletown: 399
  • Millstone: 63
  • Monmouth Beach: 16
  • Neptune City: 33
  • Neptune Township: 296
  • Ocean: 212
  • Oceanport: 47
  • Red Bank: 121
  • Roosevelt: 3
  • Rumson: 29
  • Sea Bright: 9
  • Sea Girt: 10
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 34
  • Shrewsbury Township: 8
  • Spring Lake: 12
  • Spring Lake Heights: 16
  • Tinton Falls: 132
  • Union Beach: 34
  • Upper Freehold: 37
  • Wall: 194
  • West Long Branch: 55
  • Unknown: 2

 

Below is a video of Gov. Murphy's April 24 press briefing:

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