Hospitalizations drop below 4,000, called ‘great milestone’ by Gov. Murphy

TRENTON, NJ — State officials reported the following updated coronavirus-related statistics during Gov. Phil Murphy’s press briefing on May 14.

  • 1,216 new positive cases for a cumulative total of 142,704.
    • Monmouth has 7,200 total cases — an increase of 60 over the previous day and representing 5% of the statewide total. 
  • 244 new deaths for a total of 9,946, including 5,168 lives claimed at long-term care facilities — or 52% — and another 137 at veteran homes. Also:
    • 53.5% white, 19.1% black, 18.6% Hispanic, 5.5% Asian, 3.4% 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 480 deaths — an increase of 14 over the previous day and representing 4.8% of the statewide total. The county's total includes 354 deaths at 51 long-term care facilities, or 73.8% of all lives lost in Monmouth.
  • 171 new admissions for a total of 3,958 hospitalizations at 71 acute-care hospitals of persons with COVID-19 or under investigation for the disease — called a “great milestone” by Murphy in light of the more than 8,000 hospitalizations during mid-April.
    • They include 1,157 individuals in critical care or intensive care units. And of those, 898 are on ventilators — or 77.6%. It’s the fifth consecutive day of declining ventilator use.
  • 366 hospital discharges over the last 24 hours — for a total of more than 36,600 since the end of March.
  • 37 patients are hospitalized at the federal field medical stations in Edison and Atlantic City.
  • A “spot” positivity rate of 22%, based on samples taken on May 10 — the most-recent day with complete data. A total of 451,696 tests have been performed.
  • 525 of New Jersey’s 635 long-term facilities have a total of 27,153 COVID-19 cases. These include 375 nursing homes, and 260 assisted living and other adult care facilities. Click here for the most-current list of COVID-19 outbreaks. 
    • In Monmouth County, 51 long-term facilities reported a total of 1,927 positive cases — the fifth highest among New Jersey’s 21 counties — and 354 total deaths.
  • In the state’s veteran homes — in Paramus, Menlo Park section of Edison and Vineland — 366 of 672 veterans have tested positive for COVID-19 or are under investigation.
    • 137 deaths at the Paramus, Menlo Park and Vineland homes.
    • 15 hospitalized veterans.
    • 28 veterans who have recovered.
  • In the state’s four psychiatric hospitals, 194 patients have tested positive among 1,235 total patients.
    • There have been 12 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.

What follows is Monmouth County's breakdown of cumulative positive cases by municipality.

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  • Aberdeen: 215
  • Allenhurst: 5
  • Allentown: 7
  • Asbury Park: 178
  • Atlantic Highlands: 30
  • Avon-by-the-Sea: 12
  • Belmar: 28 (Belmar officials report 20 current cases after recoveries and individuals who live in other municipalities but share the Belmar 07719 zip code are removed from the total provided by the county.)
  • Bradley Beach: 42
  • Brielle: 27
  • Colts Neck: 73
  • Deal: 24
  • Eatontown: 248
  • Englishtown: 37
  • Fair Haven: 22
  • Farmingdale: 14
  • Freehold Borough: 357
  • Freehold Township: 592
  • Hazlet: 255
  • Highlands: 26
  • Holmdel: 226
  • Howell: 581
  • Interlaken: 2
  • Keansburg: 156
  • Keyport: 84
  • Lake Como: 16 (Unchanged from previous day.)
  • Little Silver: 34
  • Loch Arbour: 1
  • Long Branch: 425
  • Manalapan: 437
  • Manasquan: 30
  • Marlboro: 418
  • Matawan: 170
  • Middletown: 602
  • Millstone Township: 80
  • Monmouth Beach: 19
  • Neptune City: 53
  • Neptune Township: 423
  • Ocean: 263
  • Oceanport: 58
  • Red Bank: 171
  • Roosevelt: 6
  • Rumson: 32
  • Sea Bright: 9
  • Sea Girt: 13
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 48
  • Shrewsbury Township: 9
  • Spring Lake: 13
  • Spring Lake Heights: 17
  • Tinton Falls: 182
  • Union Beach: 39
  • Upper Freehold: 47
  • Wall: 285
  • West Long Branch: 58
  • Unknown: 1

Below is a video of Gov. Murphy's May 14 press briefing:

 

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