Belmar’s total of positive cases climbs by five to 21, Lake Como remains at 14

TRENTON, NJ — State officials reported the following updated coronavirus-related statistics during Gov. Phil Murphy’s press briefing on May 1:

  • 2,651 new positive cases for a total of 121,190.
    • Monmouth has 6,196 new cases — an increase of 64 over the previous day, according to the county’s most recent count. The tally remains the eighth highest total among 21 counties.
    • It had taken more than 30 days for the number of positive coronavirus cases to double in Monmouth County, ranking it among eight counties with this benchmark an indicator of the slowing rate of coronavirus spread.
  • 311 new deaths for a total of 7,538, which includes 3,488 at long-term care facilities. Also:
    • 52.6% white, 19.6% black, 17.3% Hispanic, 5.3% Asian, 5.2% 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 355 deaths — an increase of 14 over the previous day — which includes 213 at 48 long-term care facilities. 
  • 5,972 hospitalizations at 71 acute-care hospitals of persons with COVID-19 or under investigation for the disease. That total is the lowest since hitting its peak on April 13 and 14, and 28 percent lower from a week ago, according to state officials.
    • They include 1,724 individuals in critical care or intensive care units. And of those, 1,286 are on ventilators — or 74.6%.
  • 571 hospital discharges over the last 24 hours — for a total of more than 17,500 since the end of March.
  • 41 patients are hospitalized at the federal field medical stations in Secaucus, Edison and Atlantic City, where more than 380 patients have been served.
  • Of 222,693 tests performed in New Jersey, there were 135,355 negative cases vs. 94,335 positive cases for a positivity rate of 41.7%— the lowest since the state began providing this measurement.
  • 499 of New Jersey’s 635 long-term facilities have a total of 19,153 COVID-19 cases. These include 375 nursing homes, and 260 assisted living and other adult care facilities.
    • In Monmouth County, 48 long-term facilities reported a total of 1,312 total positive cases — the fifth highest among New Jersey’s 21 counties — and 213 total deaths.
  • In the state’s veteran homes — in Paramus, Menlo Park section of Edison and Vineland — 327 of 696 veterans have tested positive for COVID-19 or are under investigation.
    • Deaths total 112 at Paramus and Menlo Park homes.
    • Recoveries total 24 veterans.
  • In the state’s four psychiatric hospitals, 161 patients have tested positive among 1,250 total patients.
    • There have been nine patient 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 on the breakdown of positive cases by municipality, as follows:

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  • Aberdeen: 187
  • Allenhurst: 2
  • Allentown: 6
  • Asbury Park: 140
  • Atlantic Highlands: 24
  • Avon-by-the-Sea: 10
  • Belmar: 21 (an increase of five over the previous two days)
  • Bradley Beach: 29
  • Brielle: 24
  • Colts Neck: 66
  • Deal: 23
  • Eatontown: 189
  • Englishtown: 37
  • Fair Haven: 22
  • Farmingdale: 13
  • Freehold Borough: 287
  • Freehold Township: 542
  • Hazlet: 241
  • Highlands: 22
  • Holmdel: 201
  • Howell: 518
  • Interlaken: 1
  • Keansburg: 111
  • Keyport: 72
  • Lake Como: 14 (unchanged from the previous day)
  • Little Silver: 33
  • Loch Arbour: 1
  • Long Branch: 374
  • Manalapan: 414
  • Manasquan: 30
  • Marlboro: 385
  • Matawan: 149
  • Middletown: 454
  • Millstone: 70
  • Monmouth Beach: 17
  • Neptune City: 42
  • Neptune Township: 351
  • Ocean: 229
  • Oceanport: 55
  • Red Bank: 141
  • Roosevelt: 5
  • Rumson: 30
  • Sea Bright: 9
  • Sea Girt: 13
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 42
  • Shrewsbury Township: 8
  • Spring Lake: 12
  • Spring Lake Heights: 16
  • Tinton Falls: 155
  • Union Beach: 39
  • Upper Freehold: 40
  • Wall: 220
  • West Long Branch: 57
  • Unknown: 3

 

Below is a video of Gov. Murphy's May 1 press briefing:

 

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