Hospitalizations Continue on Downward Slide, Nearly 50% of NJ Deaths in Long-Term Care Facilities

TRENTON, NJ — A 1,000 decline in hospitalizations in the past week highlighted the report of updated coronavirus-related statistics during Gov. Phil Murphy’s press briefing on May 2.

There are 5,713 patients with COVID-19 or under investigation for the disease at 71 acute-care hospitals — a drop from 6,722 hospitalizations reported on April 25. In addition, hospital admissions continue to decrease in both the northern and central regions of the state — down 41% and 26%, respectively, from their peaks on April 14, and there appears to be a “leveling off” in South Jersey’s hospitals.

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Of those hospitalized, 1,715 individuals are in critical care or intensive care units. And of those, 1,230 are on ventilators — or 70%.

Here’s the rest of the numbers:

  • 2,912 new positive cases for a total of 123, 717.
    • Monmouth has 6,266 total cases — an increase of 70 over the previous day, according to the county’s most recent count. The tally remains the eighth highest total among 21 counties.
    • It has taken 30 days or more for the number of positive coronavirus cases to double in Monmouth County, ranking it among the top counties with this benchmark an indicator of the slowing rate of coronavirus spread.
  • 205 new deaths for a total of 7,742, which includes 3,670 at long-term care facilities — or 47%. Also:
    • 52.4% white, 19.6% black, 17.2% Hispanic, 5.2% Asian, 5.4% 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’s has 372 deaths — an increase of 17 over the previous day — which includes 226 at 48 long-term care facilities, or nearly 61% of all lives claimed in the county.
  • 528 hospital discharges over the last 24 hours — for a total of more than 18,000 since the end of March.
  • 51 patients are hospitalized at the federal field medical stations in Secaucus, Edison and Atlantic City, where more than 393 patients have been served.
  • Of 234,571 tests performed in New Jersey, there were 138,595 negative cases vs. 95,982 positive cases for a positivity rate of 41% — the lowest since the state began providing this measurement.
  • 505 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, where a total of 67,000 New Jerseyans reside.
    • In Monmouth County, 48 long-term facilities reported a total of 1,407 total positive cases — the fifth highest among New Jersey’s 21 counties — and 226 total deaths.
  • In the state’s veteran homes — in Paramus, Menlo Park section of Edison and Vineland — 358 of 793 veterans have tested positive for COVID-19 or are under investigation.
    • Deaths total 114 at Paramus and Menlo Park homes.
    • Recoveries total 24 veterans.
  • In the state’s four psychiatric hospitals, 163 patients have tested positive among 1,250 total patients.
    • There have been 10 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:

The breakdown by municipality is as follows:

  • Aberdeen: 191
  • Allenhurst: 2
  • Allentown: 6
  • Asbury Park: 146
  • Atlantic Highlands: 24
  • Avon-by-the-Sea: 13
  • Belmar: 21 (unchanged from previous day)
  • Bradley Beach: 30
  • Brielle: 24
  • Colts Neck: 66
  • Deal: 23
  • Eatontown: 191
  • Englishtown: 36
  • Fair Haven: 22
  • Farmingdale: 12
  • Freehold Borough: 292
  • Freehold Township: 549
  • Hazlet: 243
  • Highlands: 24
  • Holmdel: 198
  • Howell: 525
  • Interlaken: 1
  • Keansburg: 114
  • Keyport: 73
  • Lake Como: 14 (unchanged from previous day)
  • Little Silver: 32
  • Loch Arbour: 1
  • Long Branch: 377
  • Manalapan: 414
  • Manasquan: 30
  • Marlboro: 389
  • Matawan: 150
  • Middletown: 455
  • Millstone: 71
  • Monmouth Beach: 17
  • Neptune City: 42
  • Neptune Township: 359
  • Ocean: 231
  • Oceanport: 55
  • Red Bank: 146
  • Roosevelt: 5
  • Rumson: 30
  • Sea Bright: 9
  • Sea Girt: 13
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 42
  • Shrewsbury Township: 9
  • Spring Lake: 12
  • Spring Lake Heights: 17
  • Tinton Falls: 157
  • Union Beach: 38
  • Upper Freehold: 40
  • Wall: 226
  • West Long Branch: 57
  • Unknown: 2

Below is a video of Gov. Murphy's May 2 press briefing:

 

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