TRENTON, NJ — Positive cases for the coronavirus has reached 1,482 in Monmouth County, where 38 lives have been lost due to the disease, according to health officials.

These totals reflect a 175 increase in positive COVID-19 cases and 14 additional deaths over the previous day’s numbers.

Coronavirus has now been reported in 50 of the county’s 53 municipalities, including two additional cases in Belmar. Here is the breakdown as of April 2:

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  • Aberdeen: 43
  • Allentown: 1
  • Asbury Park: 24
  • Atlantic Highlands: 8
  • Avon-by-the-Sea: 3
  • Belmar: 4
  • Bradley Beach: 7
  • Brielle: 10
  • Colts Neck: 23
  • Deal: 7
  • Eatontown: 47
  • Englishtown: 7
  • Fair Haven: 13
  • Farmingdale: 6
  • Freehold Borough: 15
  • Freehold Township: 111
  • Hazlet: 59
  • Highlands: 6
  • Holmdel: 55
  • Howell: 116
  • Keansburg: 30
  • Keyport: 10
  • Lake Como: 4
  • Little Silver: 17
  • Loch Arbour: 1
  • Long Branch: 55
  • Manalapan: 130
  • Manasquan: 14
  • Marlboro: 110
  • Matawan: 33
  • Middletown: 137
  • Millstone: 14
  • Monmouth Beach: 5
  • Neptune City: 9
  • Neptune Township: 66
  • Ocean: 54
  • Oceanport: 18
  • Red Bank: 29
  • Rumson: 19
  • Sea Bright: 2
  • Sea Girt: 5
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 16
  • Shrewsbury Township: 3
  • Spring Lake: 5
  • Spring Lake Heights: 7
  • Tinton Falls: 27
  • Union Beach: 1
  • Upper Freehold: 15
  • Wall: 55
  • West Long Branch: 19

This tally, which reflects 24 more cases than the state’s report, is based on the latest information county health officials received from local and regional health departments that serve the county, as well as from the state health department for testing performed by private and commercial laboratories.

County officials continue to stress the importance of social distancing to help protect against the virus. “No matter where you are, you should be practicing social distancing, whether you are at work, a grocery store, getting take-out, outside taking a walk or riding a bike and even in your homes. We need everyone to do their part to help slow the spread,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. 

In New Jersey, positive cases climbed by 3,489 to 25,590, retaining its position as the state with the second highest number of COVID-19 cases in the nation — far behind New York with nearly 84,000 cases, but outdistancing Michigan with 10,791 cases and California with 10,646, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.  

Negative results were reported in 33,520 of nearly 57,000 tests given — for a positivity rate of 41.11, according to state Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli.That means six of 10 people with symptoms tested for COVID-19 were found not to be carrying the virus.

Of the total 537 deaths related to the coronavirus:

  • 59 percent were male and 41 percent female.
  • 47 percent were persons over age of 80
  • 39 percent had pre-existing conditions.
  • 41 percent had respiratory conditions.
  • 14 percent were associated with long-term care facilities (including two deaths).

In addition, 110 of 375 long-term care facilities in the state have at least one resident testing positive for the coronavirus. That’s an increase of 17 over the previous day.

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.

For more information on novel coronavirus, click here to access the N.J. Department of Health website and click here for the latest details from CDC. 

Anyone with questions can call the N.J. Poison Control Center hot line at 1-800-222-1222  or email ncov@dohnj.gov.

NJ 211 has been activated to help handle COVID-19 related calls from residents. Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211.

 

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