Coronavirus Count: A Snapshot for May 8 of Latest State, County Numbers

TRENTON, NJ — A 4-year-old in New Jersey has died of COVID-19, Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli announced during the state’s daily press briefing on May 8. 

The death is the first reported in the state of anyone under age 18. The child had an underlying medical condition, said Persichilli, who declined to provide any additional details due to the federal patient privacy law.

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State officials also reported the following updated coronavirus-related statistics during the briefing.

  • 1,985 new positive cases for a cumulative total of 135,454.
    • Monmouth has 6,781 new cases — an increase of 119 over the previous day, according to county health officials. The tally remains the eighth highest total among 21 counties.
    • It has taken more than 30 days for the number of positive coronavirus cases to double in Monmouth County, ranking it among 14 counties with this benchmark an indicator of the slowing rate of coronavirus spread.
  • 162 new deaths for a total of 8,952, including 4,691 lives claimed at long-term care facilities — or 52.4% — and another 127 at veteran homes. Also:
  • 52.4% white, 19.3% black, 17.5% Hispanic, 5.4% Asian, 5.4% other.
  • 1 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 has 429 deaths — an increase of one over the previous day — which includes 322 at 49 long-term care facilities. 
  • 334 new hospitalizations, bringing the total to 4,605 at 71 acute-care hospitals of persons with COVID-19 or under investigation for the disease — a 1,000 drop in admissions from last week.
    • They include 1,439 individuals in critical care or intensive care units. And of those, 1,089 are on ventilators — or 75.7%, compared to 97% three weeks ago.
  • 464 hospital discharges over the last 24 hours — for a total of more than 31,000 since the end of March.
  • 33 patients are hospitalized at the federal field medical stations in Secaucus, Edison and Atlantic City, where more than 416 patients have been served.
  • Of 267,373 tests performed in New Jersey, there were 163,305 negative cases vs. 104,068 positive cases for a declining positivity rate of 39.1%.
  • 514 of New Jersey’s 635 long-term facilities have a total of 25, 254 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, 49 long-term facilities reported a total of 1,681 total positive cases — the sixth highest among New Jersey’s 21 counties — and 322 total deaths.
  • In the state’s veteran homes — in Paramus, Menlo Park section of Edison and Vineland — 362 of 676 veterans have tested positive for COVID-19 or are under investigation.
    • Deaths total 127 at the Paramus, Menlo Park and Vineland homes.
    • 16 hospitalized veterans.
    • 26 veterans who have recovered.
  • In the state’s four psychiatric hospitals, 177 patients have tested positive among 1,250 total patients.
    • There have been 12 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:

  • Aberdeen: 209
  • Allenhurst: 2
  • Allentown: 6
  • Asbury Park: 159
  • Atlantic Highlands: 25
  • Avon-by-the-Sea: 12
  • Belmar: 25 (an increase of one case over previous day)
  • Bradley Beach: 39
  • Brielle: 25
  • Colts Neck: 69
  • Deal: 23
  • Eatontown: 215
  • Englishtown: 37
  • Fair Haven: 22
  • Farmingdale: 14
  • Freehold Borough: 338
  • Freehold Township: 571
  • Hazlet: 252
  • Highlands: 26
  • Holmdel: 214
  • Howell: 557
  • Interlaken: 1
  • Keansburg: 138
  • Keyport: 78
  • Lake Como: 16 (an increase of one case from previous day)
  • Little Silver: 33
  • Loch Arbour: 1
  • Long Branch: 399
  • Manalapan: 431
  • Manasquan: 30
  • Marlboro: 406
  • Matawan: 159
  • Middletown: 536
  • Millstone Township: 80
  • Monmouth Beach: 17
  • Neptune City: 47
  • Neptune Township: 386
  • Ocean: 254
  • Oceanport: 57
  • Red Bank: 157
  • Roosevelt: 5
  • Rumson: 31
  • Sea Bright: 9
  • Sea Girt: 13
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 47
  • Shrewsbury Township: 9
  • Spring Lake: 12
  • Spring Lake Heights: 17
  • Tinton Falls: 171
  • Union Beach: 38
  • Upper Freehold: 43
  • Wall: 262
  • West Long Branch: 58

 

Below is a video of Gov. Murphy's May 8 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.

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 is handling 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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