Deaths top 10,000 statewide, with nearly 52% in long-term care facilities

TRENTON, NJ — State officials reported the following updated coronavirus-related statistics during Gov. Phil Murphy’s press briefing on May 15.

  • 1,297 new positive cases for a cumulative total of 143,905.
    • Monmouth has 7,246 total cases — an increase of 46 over the previous day, according to county health officials. The tally remains the eighth highest total among 21 counties.
  • 244 new deaths for a total of 10,138, including 5,259 lives of residents and employees claimed at long-term care facilities — or 51.9% — and another 140 at veteran homes. Also:
    • 53.5% white, 18.6 % black, 19.1% Hispanic, 5.5% Asian, 3.3% 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 has 495 deaths — an increase of 15 over the previous day — which includes 360 at 51 long-term care facilities, or 72.7 percent of all lives lost in the county.
  • 285 new admissions for a total of 3,813 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 1,127 individuals in critical care or intensive care units. And of those, 868 are on ventilators — or 77%. It’s the seventh consecutive day of declining ventilator use.
  • 357 hospital discharges over the last 24 hours — for a total of more than 37,600 since the end of March.
  • 42 patients are hospitalized at the federal field medical stations in Edison and Atlantic City.
  • A “spot” positivity rate of 23%, based on samples taken on May 11 — the most-recent day with complete data. A total of 462,972 tests have been performed.
  • 527 of New Jersey’s 635 long-term facilities have a total of 27,374 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 1,945 positive cases — the fifth highest among New Jersey’s 21 counties — and 360 total deaths.
  • In the state’s veteran homes — in Paramus, Menlo Park section of Edison and Vineland — 368 of 660 veterans have tested positive for COVID-19 or are under investigation.
    • 140 deaths at the Paramus, Menlo Park and Vineland homes.
    • 12 hospitalized veterans.
    • 34 veterans who have recovered.
  • In the state’s four psychiatric hospitals, 202 patients have tested positive among 1,230 total patients.
    • There have been 13 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: 216
  • Allenhurst: 5
  • Allentown: 7
  • Asbury Park: 180
  • Atlantic Highlands: 30
  • Avon-by-the-Sea: 12
  • Belmar: 29 (Belmar officials on May 14 reported 20 current cases after recoveries and persons 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: 249
  • Englishtown: 39
  • Fair Haven: 23
  • Farmingdale: 13
  • Freehold Borough: 357
  • Freehold Township: 597
  • Hazlet: 253
  • Highlands: 25
  • Holmdel: 227
  • Howell: 582
  • Interlaken: 2
  • Keansburg: 160
  • Keyport: 85
  • Lake Como: 16 (Unchanged from previous day.)
  • Little Silver: 34
  • Loch Arbour: 1
  • Long Branch: 429
  • Manalapan: 436
  • Manasquan: 30
  • Marlboro: 422
  • Matawan: 173
  • Middletown: 602
  • Millstone Township: 80
  • Monmouth Beach: 19
  • Neptune City: 54
  • Neptune Township: 427
  • Ocean: 269
  • Oceanport: 57
  • Red Bank: 173
  • Roosevelt: 6
  • Rumson: 32
  • Sea Bright: 10
  • Sea Girt: 13
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 49
  • Shrewsbury Township: 9
  • Spring Lake: 13
  • Spring Lake Heights: 17
  • Tinton Falls: 181
  • Union Beach: 39
  • Upper Freehold: 47
  • Wall: 292
  • West Long Branch: 59

 

Below is a video of Gov. Murphy's May 15 press briefing:

 

CORONAVIRUS: STAYING ‘IN THE KNOW’

The  COVID-19 Information Hub has been created by the N.J. Office of Innovation, providing live updates, resources and other vital information on the coronavirus.

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