TRENTON, NJ — State officials reported the following updated coronavirus-related statistics during Gov. Phil Murphy’s press briefing on April 28:

  • 2,887 new positive cases for a total of 113,856.
    • Monmouth County has 5,875 new cases — an increase of 77 over the previous day — and the eighth highest total among 21 counties, according to county officials.
    • Monmouth also still leads the state in having the longest period of time for cases to double, which has risen to 30 days — a distinction that county officials said is due to “residents who are all doing their part and practicing social distancing.”
  • 402 new deaths for a total of 6,442, which includes 2,051 at long-term care facilities and another 1,060 suspected cases. Also:
    • 57% male, 43% female.
    • 52.4% white, 20.3% black, 16.7% Hispanic, 5.2% Asian, 5.3% 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 has 305 deaths — an increase of three over the previous day — which includes 196 at 46 long-term care facilities. 
  • 6,476 hospitalizations at 71 acute-care hospitals of persons with COVID-19 or under investigation for the disease.
    • They include 1,809 individuals in critical care or intensive care units. And of those, 1,262 are on ventilators — or 70% — the lowest number since early April.
  • 488 hospital discharges over the last 24 hours — for a total of more than 16,000 since the end of March.
  • 66 patients are hospitalized at the federal field medical stations in Secaucus, Edison and Atlantic City, where more than 333 patients have been served.
  • Of 210,043 tests performed in New Jersey, there were 120,503 negative cases vs. 89,540 positive cases for a positivity rate of 42.8 percent — the lowest since the state began providing this measurement.
  • 484 of New Jersey’s 635 long-term facilities have a total of 17,201 COVID-19 cases. These include 375 nursing homes, and 260 assisted living and other adult care facilities.
    • In Monmouth County, 46 long-term facilities reported a total of 1,198 total positive cases — the fifth highest among New Jersey’s 21 counties — and 196 total deaths.
  • In the state’s veteran homes — in Paramus, Menlo Park section of Edison and Vineland — 268 of 722 veterans have tested positive for COVID-19 or are under investigation.
    • Deaths total 102 at Paramus and Menlo Park homes.
    • Recoveries total 22 veterans.
  • In the state’s four psychiatric hospitals, 152 patients have tested positive among 1,251 total patients and 386 staff have tested positive.
    • There have been nine patient deaths and five employee deaths.
    • These facilities include Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Parsippany, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Winslow in Camden County, and Ann Klein Forensic Center in Trenton.

Monmouth County reported the breakdown of positive cases by municipality as follows:

  • Aberdeen: 180
  • Allenhurst: 2
  • Allentown: 6
  • Asbury Park: 127
  • Atlantic Highlands: 21
  • Avon-by-the-Sea: 10
  • Belmar: 14 (unchanged from previous day)
  • Bradley Beach: 29
  • Brielle: 23
  • Colts Neck: 60
  • Deal: 23
  • Eatontown: 178
  • Englishtown: 29
  • Fair Haven: 21
  • Farmingdale: 13
  • Freehold Borough: 277
  • Freehold Township: 518
  • Hazlet: 239
  • Highlands: 22
  • Holmdel: 182
  • Howell: 481
  • Interlaken: 1
  • Keansburg: 107
  • Keyport: 68
  • Lake Como: 14 (unchanged from previous day)
  • Little Silver: 34
  • Loch Arbour: 1
  • Long Branch: 356
  • Manalapan: 402
  • Manasquan: 28
  • Marlboro: 376
  • Matawan: 139
  • Middletown: 419
  • Millstone: 68
  • Monmouth Beach: 17
  • Neptune City: 39
  • Neptune Township: 326
  • Ocean: 220
  • Oceanport: 51
  • Red Bank: 134
  • Roosevelt: 4
  • Rumson: 30
  • Sea Bright: 9
  • Sea Girt: 11
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 41
  • Shrewsbury Township: 7
  • Spring Lake: 12
  • Spring Lake Heights: 16
  • Tinton Falls: 146
  • Union Beach: 37
  • Upper Freehold: 38
  • Wall: 210
  • West Long Branch: 57
  • Unknown: 2 

Below is a video of Gov. Murphy's April 28 press briefing:

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