Wall Confirms One Resident Tested Positive for the COVID-19 Virus

TRENTON, NJ — As the number of reported positive coronavirus cases in New Jersey grew by 162, Monmouth added another 10 new cases — for a total of 32, according to state officials.

In addition, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of an Essex County woman and a Hudson County woman — both in their 60s with existing health problems — bringing that total number of deaths to five, officials reported during the state’s daily coronavirus media briefing on March 18.

Sign Up for Belmar/Lake Como Newsletter
Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

Statewide, the total number of positive coronavirus cases stands at 427— a number that is rising primarily as a result of increased testing, and to a lesser degree, community spread, said Gov. Phil Murphy.

While state officials provided no details on the new Monmouth County cases, Wall reported one positive case through its Office of Emergency Management (OEM), which was notified by its regional health department. In its latest update, officials believe the virus was contracted outside the state, and the patient is currently following all quarantine guidelines set by the health department.

 "Following the investigation by the health department, they are confident there has been no local exposure to the virus from this patient," OEM said on its website and Facebook page. Wall contracts for health services with Freehold Township.

In addition to the two new deaths, COVID-19 has taken the lives of a man in his 90s who was being treated at Hackensack University Medical Center in Bergen County, a 55-year-old woman who was being treated at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold and 69-year-old Bergen County man, who had a connection through a family member to the second victim. According to reports, five additional family members of that woman tested positive and are hospitalized in Monmouth County. 

Of the total 32 cases in Monmouth County, information has been released the following 10 individuals who tested positive for COVID-19, as reported through state, county or local sources: 

  • Two tenants of the Grandville Tower in Red Bank, who have self-quarantined, according to the owner of the 91-unit building. Click here to read more. 
  • A 39-year-old man from Long Branch, who went to Monmouth Medical Center on March 9 where he was evaluated and hospitalized.
  • A 53-year-old man from Manalapan, who was after being exposed to someone with a confirmed case of the coronavirus. The individual was being treated at Centrastate Medical Center, Freehold.
  • A 66-year-old woman and 83-year-old woman, both from Hazlet and treated at Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel. Both women were clients at the Golden Age Adult Day Care Program, which has voluntarily closed its location in the Morganville section of Marlboro and is working in cooperation with the N.J. Department of Health and the Monmouth County Health Department.
  • A 17-year-old female from Little Silver, who is the sister of the 27-year-old man, also from Little Silver. He was reported presumptive positive for COVID-19 earlier this week after attended the Biogen conference in Boston late last month.
  • A third Little Silver resident from a separate household.
  • An 83-year-old woman from Ocean Township, who was transported to the hospital from her home by ambulance on March 11.

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.

TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como is Belmar and Lake Como’s only free daily newspaper. Accredited by the New Jersey Press Association, it is the official electronic newspaper of both municipalities. As a locally owned news organization, TAPinto through its advertisers is able to publish online, objective news 24/7 at no charge. Sign up for its free daily e-News, and follow it on Facebook and Twitter.

Download the free TAPinto App!  Click here for Android - Click here for iOS to get news as it is happening.