TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The governor also announced 52 more new deaths, pushing New Jersey's total to 11,133 lives lost.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases (by County):
Atlantic: 1,961 • Bergen: 17,804 • Burlington: 4,308 • Camden: 6,024 • Cape May: 561 • Cumberland: 1,947 • Essex: 17,142 • Gloucester: 2,066 • Hudson: 17,977 • Hunterdon: 960 • Mercer: 6,413 • Middlesex: 15,351 • Monmouth: 7,800 • Morris: 6,207 • Ocean: 8,372 • Passaic: 15,686 • Salem: 552 • Somerset: 4,450 • Sussex: 1,079 • Union: 15,169 • Warren: 1,125 • Under Investigation: 1,200

Confirmed COVID-19 Deaths (by County):
Atlantic: 144 • Bergen: 1,525 • Burlington: 270 • Camden: 307 • Cape May: 48 • Cumberland: 63 • Essex: 1,595 • Gloucester: 134 • Hudson: 1,139 • Hunterdon: 57 • Mercer: 449 • Middlesex: 955 • Monmouth: 556 • Morris: 592 • Ocean: 686 • Passaic: 890 • Salem: 28 • Somerset: 399 • Sussex: 145 • Union: 1,025 • Warren: 126

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According to COVID19.nj.gov, the demographics of positive cases is:

  • White: 53.5%
  • Hispanic (all races): 19.1%
  • Black: 18.6%
  • Asian: 5.5%
  • Other: 3.4%

Meanwhile, statistically, the highest number of positive cases is among people age 30-49: 32% of the state total.

Age range (years) 

  •     0 to 4: 690 (< 1%)
  •     5 to 17: 2,837 (1.8%)
  •     18 to 29: 19,317 (12.6%)
  •     30 to 49: 49,216 (32.0%)
  •     50 to 64: 44,199 (28.7%)
  •     65 to 79: 22,394 (14.6%)
  •     80+: 15,200 (9.9%)

However, people age 65+ account for more than half of the total number of deaths, according to COVID19.nj.gov. There have been over 20,000 cases at 536 New Jersey nursing homes, resulting in 5,619 deaths among senior citizens.

On Sunday morning, Murphy appeared on CNN, again lobbying for federal funding to help pay for first responders and front line workers.

"It's about keeping those front line workers in their jobs, doing the heroic work they're doing, at our hour of need, in the biggest health care crisis in the history of our country," he told interviewer Dana Dash.

On Friday, the governor announced a budget for the next four months that included cuts and deferments totaling more than $5 billion.

"This includes potentially laying off educators, firefighters, police, EMS, health care workers," Murphy said. "This is real. It's not a blue state issue. It's an American issue," Murphy said.

Monmouth County Update in press release below: 

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley have announced that, as of May 24, there are 105 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County, bringing the total to 7,859.

The Freeholders remind residents that the Monmouth County parks and golf courses are open for the holiday weekend, including Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, which is open for guarded swimming on weekends through June 7. Park buildings remain closed, with the exception of public restrooms. All park and golf course visitors are required to practice social distancing with anyone who is not a member of their household. For more detailed information, go to www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

The breakdown by municipality is as follows:

  • Aberdeen: 230
  • Allenhurst: 5
  • Allentown: 7
  • Asbury Park: 210
  • Atlantic Highlands: 30
  • Avon-by-the-Sea: 12
  • Belmar: 32
  • Bradley Beach: 44
  • Brielle: 29
  • Colts Neck: 76
  • Deal: 25
  • Eatontown: 263
  • Englishtown: 40
  • Fair Haven: 25
  • Farmingdale: 13
  • Freehold Borough: 380
  • Freehold Township: 639
  • Hazlet: 281
  • Highlands: 31
  • Holmdel: 249
  • Howell: 606
  • Interlaken: 4
  • Keansburg: 175
  • Keyport: 95
  • Lake Como: 16
  • Little Silver: 35
  • Loch Arbour: 1
  • Long Branch: 498
  • Manalapan: 447
  • Manasquan: 30
  • Marlboro: 433
  • Matawan: 186
  • Middletown: 664
  • Millstone Township: 81
  • Monmouth Beach: 19
  • Neptune City: 58
  • Neptune Township: 497
  • Ocean: 298
  • Oceanport: 58
  • Red Bank: 202
  • Roosevelt: 6
  • Rumson: 34
  • Sea Bright: 9
  • Sea Girt: 14
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 50
  • Shrewsbury Township: 9
  • Spring Lake: 15
  • Spring Lake Heights: 21
  • Tinton Falls: 192
  • Union Beach: 42
  • Upper Freehold: 53
  • Wall: 329
  • West Long Branch: 61

If you would like to read more Monmouth County news updates and information regarding the COVID-19 situation, go to www.visitmonmouth.com.

 

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