Monmouth is among 13 counties where doubling of positive cases has slowed significantly, exceeding 30 days.

TRENTON, NJ — State officials reported the following updated coronavirus-related statistics during Gov. Phil Murphy’s press briefing on May 5. 

  • 2,494 new positive cases for a total of 130,593.
    • Monmouth has 6,521 total cases — an increase of 87 over the previous day, according to the county. 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 13 counties with this benchmark an indicator of the slowing rate of coronavirus spread.
  • 334 new deaths for a total of 8,244, which includes 4,151 at long-term care facilities — or 50.3%. Also:
    • 52.6% white, 19.3% black, 17.4% Hispanic, 5.3% Asian, 5.5% other.
    • 0 up to age 17; 359 from age 18-49; 1,155 from age 50-64; 5,709 from age 65 and older.
    • 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 392 deaths — an increase of 16 over the previous day — which includes 263 at 49 long-term care facilities. 
  • 385 new hospitalizations, bringing the total to 5,328 at 71 acute-care hospitals of persons with COVID-19 or under investigation for the disease. This is a decrease of nearly 3,000 over the past three weeks.
    • They include 1,534 individuals in critical care or intensive care units. And of those, 1,169 are on ventilators — or 76%, compared to 97% two weeks ago.
  • 232 hospital discharges over the last 24 hours — for a total of more than 20,000 since the end of March.
  • 35 patients are hospitalized at the federal field medical stations in Secaucus, Edison and Atlantic City, where more than 400 patients have been served.
  • Of 257,587 tests performed in New Jersey, there were 157,030 negative cases vs. 100,557 positive cases for a positivity rate of 39.5% — the lowest since the state began providing this measurement.
  • 509 of New Jersey’s 635 long-term facilities have a total of 22,602 COVID-19 cases. These include 375 nursing homes, and 260 assisted living and other adult care facilities.
    • In Monmouth County, 49 long-term facilities reported a total of 1,621 total positive cases — the fifth highest among New Jersey’s 21 counties — and 263 total deaths.
  • In the state’s veteran homes — in Paramus, Menlo Park section of Edison and Vineland — 360 of 677 veterans have tested positive for COVID-19 or are under investigation.
    • Deaths total 125 at Paramus and Menlo Park homes.
    • Recoveries total 24 veterans.
  • In the state’s four psychiatric hospitals, 167 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:

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  • Aberdeen: 196
  • Allenhurst: 2
  • Allentown: 6
  • Asbury Park: 152
  • Atlantic Highlands: 25
  • Avon-by-the-Sea: 13
  • Belmar: 24 (an increase of one case from previous day)
  • Bradley Beach: 32
  • Brielle: 24
  • Colts Neck: 67
  • Deal: 23
  • Eatontown: 204
  • Englishtown: 35
  • Fair Haven: 22
  • Farmingdale: 13
  • Freehold Borough: 317
  • Freehold Township: 559
  • Hazlet: 245
  • Highlands: 25
  • Holmdel: 204
  • Howell: 546
  • Interlaken: 1
  • Keansburg: 124
  • Keyport::77
  • Lake Como: 14 (unchanged from previous day)
  • Little Silver: 32
  • Loch Arbour: 1
  • Long Branch: 389
  • Manalapan: 426
  • Manasquan: 30
  • Marlboro: 402
  • Matawan: 152
  • Middletown: 493
  • Millstone: 74
  • Monmouth Beach: 17
  • Neptune City: 47
  • Neptune Township: 370
  • Ocean: 236
  • Oceanport: 58
  • Red Bank: 155
  • Roosevelt: 5
  • Rumson: 30
  • Sea Bright: 9
  • Sea Girt: 13
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 45
  • Shrewsbury Township: 9
  • Spring Lake: 12
  • Spring Lake Heights: 17
  • Tinton Falls: 166
  • Union Beach: 37
  • Upper Freehold: 41
  • Wall: 241
  • West Long Branch: 57
  • Unknown: 7

Below is a video of Gov. Murphy's May 5 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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