TRENTON, NJ — During the past week, Monmouth County has slipped from third to seventh among the state’s 21 counties in having the highest number of positive coronavirus cases, according to the latest data released by health officials.

And while Freeholder Director Thomas Arnone called that number of 1,033 positive COVID-19 cases “undoubtedly high,” the county’s drop in the statewide ranking is a “testament to the effectiveness of social distancing.”

“I want to thank everyone who is doing their part in this fight against COVID-19 and practicing social distancing,” he said, urging residents to continue to help slow the spread of the virus by keeping their distance from others and staying home when sick.

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Currently, 47 of 53 municipalities in Monmouth County have at least one confirmed positive case, as reported by the county health department on March 30:

  • Aberdeen: 33
  • Asbury Park: 13
  • Atlantic Highlands: 6
  • Avon-by-the-Sea: 2
  • Belmar: 2
  • Bradley Beach: 4
  • Brielle: 6
  • Colts Neck: 23
  • Deal: 5
  • Eatontown: 33
  • Englishtown: 8
  • Fair Haven: 12
  • Farmingdale: 5
  • Freehold Borough: 7
  • Freehold Township: 90
  • Hazlet: 42
  • Highlands: 3
  • Holmdel: 36
  • Howell: 72
  • Keansburg: 23
  • Keyport: 7
  • Lake Como: 4
  • Little Silver: 14
  • Long Branch: 39
  • Manalapan: 71
  • Manasquan: 14
  • Marlboro: 78
  • Matawan: 29
  • Middletown: 103
  • Millstone: 9
  • Monmouth Beach: 4
  • Neptune City: 6
  • Neptune Township: 35
  • Ocean: 36
  • Oceanport: 12
  • Red Bank: 20
  • Rumson: 15
  • Sea Bright: 1
  • Sea Girt: 6
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 11
  • Shrewsbury Township: 4
  • Spring Lake: 3
  • Spring Lake Heights: 6
  • Tinton Falls: 20
  • Upper Freehold: 9
  • Wall: 36
  • West Long Branch: 16

This tally, which reflects three 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.

Statewide, positive cases rose 3,347 to 16,636, negative cases increased 3,009 to 25,224 and deaths climbed by 37 to 198. Four of those deaths were associated with long-term care facilities.

In addition, 73 of 375 long-term care facilities in the state have at least one resident testing positive for the coronavirus.

With testing efforts ramped up throughout the state, New Jersey continues to have the second highest total of positive cases in the United States, ranking behind New York which has some 66,000 cases, based on state and federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

 

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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