TRENTON, NJ — With another 144 residents in Monmouth County testing positive for the coronavirus, the county's total now stands at 1,307, according to county health officials.

As of April 1, COVID-19 cases have been reported in 48 of the county’s total 53 municipalities, breaking down as follows:

  • Aberdeen: 38
  • Asbury Park: 20
  • Atlantic Highlands: 8
  • Avon-by-the-Sea: 3
  • Belmar: 2
  • Bradley Beach: 6
  • Brielle: 10
  • Colts Neck: 23
  • Deal: 7
  • Eatontown: 42
  • Englishtown: 12
  • Fair Haven: 13
  • Farmingdale: 6
  • Freehold Borough: 14
  • Freehold Township: 101
  • Hazlet: 50
  • Highlands: 6
  • Holmdel: 49
  • Howell: 102
  • Keansburg: 26
  • Keyport: 10
  • Lake Como: 4
  • Little Silver: 17
  • Long Branch: 48
  • Manalapan: 98
  • Manasquan: 14
  • Marlboro: 99
  • Matawan: 33
  • Middletown: 127
  • Millstone: 13
  • Monmouth Beach: 4
  • Neptune City: 7
  • Neptune Township: 51
  • Ocean: 43
  • Oceanport: 14
  • Red Bank: 27
  • Rumson: 17
  • Sea Bright: 2
  • Sea Girt: 6
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 15
  • Shrewsbury Township: 3
  • Spring Lake: 5
  • Spring Lake Heights: 7
  • Tinton Falls: 24
  • Union Beach: 1
  • Upper Freehold: 14
  • Wall: 49
  • West Long Branch: 17

During his daily briefing, Gov. Phil Murphy reported an additional 3,649 positive cases of COVID-19 and 91 more deaths linked to the virus in the state. In Monmouth County, the virus has claimed a total of 24 lives with the addition of three more deaths on April 1. 

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In total, New Jersey now has at least 22,255 positives cases — the second highest state in the nation, far outdistanced by New York with 83,712. This compares to 30,387 negative cases. The state has 9 million residents.

A surge of cases in New Jersey that was expected in the second week of April has already started, said state Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli. “Community spread is here in New Jersey and here to stay for a while," she said.

Of the total 355 deaths related to the coronavirus:

  • 51 percent were male and 42 percent female.
  • 47 percent were over age of 80, and 39 percent in that group had pre-existing conditions.
  • 21 percent were associated with long-term care facilities (including two deaths).

In addition, 93 of 375 long-term care facilities in the state have at least one resident testing positive for the coronavirus, including at least one in Monmouth County. That’s an increase of 12 over the previous day.

Here are other highlights of Murphy’s April 1 briefing:

  • With an additional 350 ventilators released from the Strategic National Stockpile on March 31, the state now has a total of 850 additional ventilators — and working to acquire more. 
  • The state has procured nearly 10 million pieces of personal protective equipment at a “significant cost,” alluding that to be in the millions of dollars. “There is no price too high to protect our health care workers and those on the front lines of this battlefield,” Murphy said.
  • As of this week, the Garden State has some 32 testing sites with more coming on line every day. The PNC Bank Arts Center drive-thrusite will be open on Friday, April 3, beginning at 8 a.m. Tests will be given to the first 500 New Jersey residents with serious symptoms of respiratory illness. Click here for more information.
  • Anyone interested in volunteering, as the state seeks to extend its medical personnel, can visit covid19.nj.gov/volunteer. Some 5,200 people already have volunteered their services — 35 percent of whom are licensed professionals.
  • Murphy also signed an executive order authorizing the state Division of Consumer Affairs to temporarily reactivate the licenses of recently retired health care professionals and grant temporary licenses to foreign doctors.
  • New Jersey has extended the state tax deadline to July 15 due to the ongoing, "hardships, financial strain and disruptions for many New Jerseyans and New Jersey businesses."
  • The state fiscal year has also been extended to September 30, allowing state officials and the Legislature, "to focus fully on leading New Jersey out of this crisis, and to allow for a robust, comprehensive and well-informed budget process later in the year, " he said.
  • Businesses experiencing hardship due to closures are encouraged to visit cv.business.nj.gov to apply for the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. The site will open Friday, April 3 at 9 a.m. 

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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