TRENTON, NJ — Eight more positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Monmouth County, raising the countywide total to 22, according to state health officials.

On a statewide basis, 89 were added on March 17  to the count of positive cases — the highest one-day total to date — bringing the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in New Jersey to 267. Monmouth is tied with Middlesex County in having the fifth highest reporting total of all New Jersey counties.

The disease has claimed three lives in New Jersey —  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. 

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The age range of people testing positive is 5 and 93, with more than half being male and having a median age of 52, said New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli during the March 17 press briefing.

While neither state nor county officials have released information on the new cases reported in Monmouth since late last week, cases that have been reported through state, county or local sources with positive COVID-19 results are: 

  • 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, who are being 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

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